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I think that the servo controlled temperature door is sticking in the closed position. We can turn the dial on the temp selector to warm things up a bit & no change occurs. After messing with the controls for awhile you will eventually hear a "pop" & the heat will start working. I think the "gate" or "door" is sticking but don't know where it's at. My g-friend thought she heard the pop under the drivers side of the dash. ?

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You are correct about the main blend door sticking friend. And it happens to cover the heater core part of the box under the dash on the passenger side. Look under the hood at the firewall and see where the hoses connect to the heater core. That's the position your looking for. Could also be just a tight bend in a vacuum line from the blend switch valve to the door itself. Everything to do with heat and A?C is vacuum actuated from a vacuum canister under the hood. A black round ball about 4 inches in diameter.

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iblev its electronic so the tak-tak nois u hear is the actuator its stuck look under dash L side R s

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Section 12-03A: Air Conditioning, Heater System, Manual, Ranger and Explorer 1996 Ranger and Explorer Workshop Manual
DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION A/C-Heater System, Manual The manual air conditioning/heater system used in these vehicles is a split-case, blend air design. This design includes the following major components:
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The temperature selector actuates a variable resistance switch. This switch varies the voltage to an electric actuator used to position the temperature blend door. Positioning the temperature control in any position between COOL and WARM causes the temperature blend door to direct more or less outside air through or around the heater core (18476) for whatever proportion of heated or unheated outside air is desired. The air blends together as it leaves the heater core and enters the heater air plenum chamber (18471) for distribution.
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