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On my 2001 windstar when i turn the lever to hot section I could hear click, click sound and it does not get warm only cold air coming.

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  • pil_faster Oct 15, 2010

    I forgot to mention that the back heating system is working but not the front system (dashboard) and I can hear the *click , click* sound when I turn the lever to the warm section.

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Global 1207 is right. It's your blend door actuator which is sticking. Probably the plastic teeth on the cog inside are worn. It is white plastic and is located behind your radio. It controls the opening of your blend door from A/C (closed) to heat (open). Buy a Ford Windstar radio removal tool from any parts store (less than $10.00) remove the radio. You will then have access to the actuator. At the bottom right you will see a little plastic wheel with an indented square. Find a long flat head screwdriver that wil fit diagonally into the square and turn it clockwise slowly. The blend door should pop open and heat will enter the cabin. Finally when you have the time replace the unit. They sell for about $75.00 at the dealer or cheaper elsewhere. Good luck. This worked for me.

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The lack of flow of coolant through the heater core may result in poor warming inside the car. Flushing out the heater core may help. If not, replace it. Check the heater valve too. Good luck.

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  • global1207 Oct 15, 2010

    Look for the "Heat and AC actuator", located in front of the housing for the heater and air conditioning, right behind the radio, there is a white plastic module about the size of a pack of cigarettes. It is mounted with 3 screws I believe. This unit has a wiring harness on it and has to be unplugged. The dealer price is about $75, but you can buy to Napa for about $45.

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