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The blend door sits vertically in the heater box behind the glove box. If you fully open the glove box, you can see the actuator motor on top of the heater box in the upper left hand corner. On the bottom of the box is a "pedestal" that is the bottom axle point for the blend door. The door axis is between the motor axle and the pedestal.
If you are having issues with a Ford Ranger blend door, you can find diagnostic procedures with pictures and a cheap easy solution to the problem at HeaterTreater www.heatertreater.net, or follow the Google ads on this site.
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"Blend door stuck and clicks on your 2004 Ford Explorer?" FIRST BUY OEM BLEND DOOR MOTOR $57.00 + UP TOOLS NEEDED : PANEL TOOL OR FLAT BLADE SCREWDRIVER ,1/4 SOCETS 7 & 8MM … ....1/4 HANDLE...1/4 SMALL EXTENTION...1/4 RATCHET NO NEED TO REMOVE WHOLE DASHBOARD!!! REMOVE TWO7MM SCREWS FROM THE BOTTOM OF STEERING PANEL & PRY AND REMOVE PANEL. NEXT REMOVE TWO 7MM SCREWS ON BLACK PLASTIC STRIP THAT YOU SEE AFTER REMOVING STEERING PANEL....PRY THIS STRIP OF PLASTIC OUT JUST A LITTLE AND CUT IN THE MIDDLE . NEXT REMOVE TWO 7MM SCREWS FROM AROUND TOP OF INSTRUMENT PANEL (BY GAUGES ) PRY PANEL STARTING FROM AROUND VENT ON LEFT BY DRIVERS DOOR ""THIS PANEL WILL STAY IN PLACE LOOSE... NO NEED TO REMOVE!"" NEXT YOU WILL SEE 0NE 7MM SCREW BY GEAR SELECTOR AREA.. BEHIND THE LOOSE PANEL REMOVE THIS SCREW.. ALSO IN SAME AREA BUT LOWER THERE IS ONE 7MM SCREW THAT NEEDS TO BE REMOVED THAT HOLDS LOWER DASH PAD ITS FOUND BEHIND LOWER CORNER OF DASH PAD.( LOWER DASH PAD GAS PEDAL AREA ) "DON'T"!!! REMOVE THE FOUR 10MM BOLTS!!!! IN SAME AREA NEXT REMOVE RADIO /AC CONTROL TRIM WITH THIN SCREW DRIVER OR PANEL TOOL IT HELD IN BY SIX CLIPS...NO NEED TO DISCONNET ANYTHING IT WILL STAY THERE HANGING!! NEXT REMOVE TWO CENTER CONSOLE LOWER LARGE PLASTIC CLIPS BY FLOOR MATS. NEXT UNDER SQUARE BLACK RUBBER AT CENTER CONSOLE REMOVE ONE SILVER SCREW. MOVE SEATS FOWARD AND REMOVE TWO 8MM SCREWS FROM SIDES OF CENTER CONSOLE FROM BACK SEAT. PRY CUP PANEL SECTION THAT WAS HELD DOWN BY SILVER SCREW ...PRY UP TOP HALF OF CONSOLE STARTING FROM SECTION WHERE ARMREST DOOR IS.. DISCONNECT LIGHTER PLUG AND REMOVE PANEL . NOW YOU WILL SEE SIX SCREWS STARTING FROM BELOW RADIO TRIM WORKING BACK TO ARMREST DOOR .REMOVE ALL SIX..THESE HOLD THE BOTTOM PORTION OF THE CONSOLE ALSO DISCONNET ONE BLACK PLUG AND PULL ALL THE WIRES CLIPPED DOWN...PULL BOTTOM PORTION OF CONSOLE TO BACK SEAT. PULL LOWER DASH PAD GIVE A NICE TUG.. IT SHOULD MOVE OUT A LITTLE ..DID YOU REMEMBER ONE SCREW BEHIND CORNER DASH..!.STARTING FROM AREA BY GAS PEDAL LOOK UP IN THIS AREA YOU WILL HAVE ENOUGH ROOM TO GET A LONG EXTENTION WITH AN 8MM SOCKET TO REMOVE 3 SCREWS HOLDING MOTOR TO BLACK PLASTIC SECTION.. REMOVE SCREWS DISCONNECT SMALL BLACK PLUG AND PULL MOTOR FROM SOCKET GOING TOWARD DRIVERS DOOR DIRECTION. ALIGN NEW MOTOR SHAFT WITH SOCKET TIP.......IF NEED BE..... YOU COULD PLUG MOTOR HARNESS INTO NEW MOTOR THEN TURN IGNITION ON AND MOVE HEATER/AC CONTROLS TO GET THE SHAFT LINED UP..DONT MOVE ANY OTHER WAY!!!!!! NOW PUT SHAFT INTO SOCKET MAKE SURE YOU CONNECTED THE PLUG IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY!! INSTALL 8MM SCREWS AND TRY IT OUT YOU SHOULD HAVE HEAT NOW NOW INSTALL EVERTHING BACK IN REVERSE ORDER TOTAL TIME 45 MINUTES YOU JUST SAVED $350-$500 IN DEALER PRICES!!! DEALER 2.5 HOUR JOB! PLUS PART
FORD BLEND DOOR FIX (EXPLORER, RANGER, EXPEDITION) If your climate control only has two settings: HEAT and MAX A/C then the chances are this fix will work for you. The fix wa…s originally developed by FTE member jfranks � YOU RULE! I paraphrased the blend door fix from jfrank and added some digital pictures I took when I completed the fix on my 1996 Explorer. His original fix document is available here: jfrank's blend door fix Step 1: Remove the glove box to gain access to the plenum. There is a release on the left hand side of the glove box. Step 2: Locate the actuator. The actuator is a flat white box that sits on 4 clip posts on the top left of the plenum. It has a wiring harness coming out of the front. Step 3: Remove the actuator. Use a flat head screwdriver to pry up the actuator. Pry up the front first and then put the screwdriver under it to pop up the back. (Note: I unplugged the wiring harness when I removed mine. If you also unplugged the wiring harness you will need to plug it back in before doing step 4). Step 4: On the bottom of the actuator there is a �D� shaped pin. Turn on the ignition and move the heater control on the dash. You should see the pin rotate (wiring harness must be attached!). If the pin does not rotate then you have a different problem (bad actuator, terminals corroded, etc). If the actuator does move, set the heater control to full heat and turn the blower on high. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. It moves the actuator to the correct position for the fix. Actuator "D" shaped pin. Step 5: Using a small dentist mirror and flashlight, look into the top of the box where the actuator pin goes. You should see that the chamber is half missing. It should look similar to the drawing below: Step 6: They all break roughly in the same spot. If it looks like the drawing above then drill a hole (I used a 1/16 in drill bit) in the actuator pin in the location in the drawing below: Step 7: After drilling the hole insert a metal rod. I used a cut down finishing nail. Others have used a cut down drill bit. Be sure to have about 1/8 in on either side of the pin. Be sure it is snug in the hole. Close up of fix. Drilled out with 1/16 in drill bit and cut down finishing nail. Close up of fix - side view. Step 8: Snap the actuator back on the box. If the pin won�t go in fully then the rod may be in the wrong place. Remove the rod and re-drill the hole. Reinsert the rod in the new hole and try it again. You may need repeat this step several times until the actuator fits. Step 9: Once the actuator fits back in the box, try the heat controls. Go from heat to cool. If the temperature changes, Congratulations! You just saved yourself $1000! Step 10: (Optional) Take the actuator back out and put a spot of glue on the rod to keep it firmly in place. there are pictures at http://www.blenddoorfix.netfirms.com/ The root cause of blend door problems on the Explorer is the motor overdriving the plastic blend door and eventually breaking the door. Once this happens, you lose control over temperature control of the HVAC system. Replacing the plastic door with another plastic door is a temporary fix...the door will break again over time. The HeaterTreater solution replaces the plastic components with steel that will outlast the Explorer, and is installed with a greatly simplified process of accessing the door by making a Dremel cut in the bottom of the heater box(no disassembly of the dash panel whatsoever). The fix is very easy and 100% effective. Check for more information at www.heatertreater.net, or by clicking on the Google ad on this forum. cgallen
Answer Remove the squirrel cage from the carrier in the engine compartment. You can reach in and feel it. Those were prone to break on rangers and explorers (Don't chan…ge from dash, floor, defrost etc. with the fan on high). If you take it to a dealership the will charge you 5.5 hours to change it. If you feel brave you can change it with a crow bar though said squirrel cage opening. prying up and sliding new blend door in place. You have to purchase a new carrier to get the blend door. This is the hard way. The easy way is the HeaterTreater kit at www.heatertreater.net or you can check my other postings on this forum for additional information. cgallen
There is an easy fix kit called the "HeaterTreater" that is available on eBay and at heatertreater.net. This fix is all-inclusive, easy to install, and only takes about 45 min…utes. It cover Ford Rangers and Explorers from 96'-04'
How do i replace blend door motor
The blend door on my 1988 ford ranger is stuck in the cold position. any quick fixes or do i have to have it professionally fixed?
Answer . There is a mechanical lever on top of the heater that you can reach if you remove the plastic covers under the dash, just flip it to the other side.
The Ranger and Ford Explorer use the same HVAC plenum box and any information on the Explorer is applicable to the Ranger. The actuator motor is located on top of the …heater box and you can see it if you fully open the glove box and look in the upper left hand corner on top of the box. Pictures and removal process are described on our Ebay listing or web site at www.heatertreater.net. The factory repair is very involved with removal of the dash, steering wheel and column, evacuating the AC system, draining radiator, and finally removal of the heater box to access a cheap plastic door. HeaterTreater is an inexpensive kit that replaces the blend door with steel components and is engineered to be installed through dremel cuts made into the heater box. The fix is 100% effective and much easier/cheaper than the dealer. cgallen
The blend door actuator motor is on the front side of the box and can be seen by fulling opening the glove box and looking to the left over the transmission tunnel. Pictures a…nd diagnostic procedures are available at heatertreater.net.
The factory method requires removal of the dash and heater box to replace the plastic door with another plastic door. HeaterTreater has a new product to repair the 02-…08 Explorer without removing the dash, and replacing the door with metal that will outlast the Explorer. Check HeaterTreater.net.
Blend Door Problem Your problem sounds like the common blend door problem on the Ford Expeditions, and Ford Explorer. The door is on a vertical axis and …when it breaks, it can swing back and forth randomly giving heat or AC or nothing. The difference on acceleration is the force placed on the door swinging it one direction. You can check the operation by fully opening the glove box, removing the actuator motor on top of the plenum box and examining the blend door axle. Pictures of the common fail signature are available on the heatertreater.net web site. There are several "free" fixes that mostly are worth what you pay for them. The solution on the web site is solid and proven over hundreds of vehicles and will resolve the problem once and for all.
how do i replacement my blend door in my 1998 ford explorer
Remove glove box liner. Blend door is located in the heater/evaporator housing. There are several kits available to repair blend door shafts as well as troubleshoot system.
The temperature blend door is pretty much in the center of dash - behind the radio. See "Related Questions" below for more details on dealing with it, and the actuator motor… that operates it
how to replace a blend door actuator on a 1999 ford ranger
The Blend Door actuator on the Ford Windstar can be found by removing the glovebox. A broken blend door actuator is almost as common as a broken blend door itself. Typically, …the fix requires disassembling the entire dash and replacing the whole plenum box, which can be a costly repair. Linked here is a video from www.heatertreater.net demonstrating how to access components of the plenum box for repair without disassembling the entire dash. heatertreater.net/Windstar%20Video.html This details the best DIY option on how to replace a broken blend door or actuator.
Inside the plastic housing that contains the heater core / and air conditioning evaporator located below and behind the glove compartment ( it's the door that's installed vert…ically / up and down )