Question about 1997 Lincoln Town Car
The bummer is removing instrument panel. big job.
A/C Electronic Blend Door Actuator Removal
Item Part Number Description 1 18471 Heater Air Plenum Chamber 2 42141-S8 Screw (4 Req'd) 3 — A/C Electronic Blend Door Actuator 4 — A/C Air Temperature Control Door Shaft (Part of 18471) 5 19D842 A/C Air Temperature Control Door
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
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Ford has issued a TSB or technical service bulletin to change the two motors. The motors appear to go defective due to contamination of the associated circuit board which can cause the motors to not respond correctly to the controls . My Lincoln TC was produced in Jan of 2008 and so failure was delayed until just afterr the Warranty ran out. I admired Ford and have owned lots of Fords from the 65 fastback Mustang down to recent Lincolns but I am deeply disappointed and probably will stay away from the Oval sign. It cost me $525 dollars to get the mmotors replaced and to restore proper funtion. As a retired engineer I am didisappointed that Ford has decided to get all their customers out of the Warranty period on a known defect rather than own up to the problem. Ford knows it has a problem and will let you find out the hard way.
If your blend air doors blow A/C on the flopr when you fire Her up and delay blowing out the panel Vents you have a known problem which Ford will not address until you are out of Warranty. Ron Davis
Posted on Sep 08, 2012
Actuator motors either get a tear in the rubber or a hose is broken and not letting vacuum assist in its opening.
You can try moving the lever by hand and see if the air gets colder on the bad side.
Posted on Aug 04, 2009
no it doesnt ... check out heatertreaters.net if you have to replace the blend doors .... but the actuator is directly behind the glove box...remove the glove box take out 3 screws and remove actuator and replace.....waa laa
Posted on Nov 25, 2009
it may be the switch itself they do go bad.Otherwise he could have pinched a hose or left one off. But it sounds like he is trying to help.
Posted on Feb 11, 2010
SOURCE: glove box latch broken
The latch is sold seperately. Call your local dealer with the last 9 of you vin number to get the right color. Most dealers sell at the same MSRP price as all the others in town. I know cause I sell these all the time at my Chrysler dealership.
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
Motor is also energized by a relay. check that and also check that the motor itself is good by running a hot lead right to it. I'm sure you already checked the fuse and know the switch is good?
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
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