you most likely have a faulty rear temperature blend door motor assembly. To access, you have to remove the driver's side rear quarter panel trim.
Hi there. Im rather new to this, but I hope that I may be of assistance with you. I had the exact same problem with my 98 Windstar and the only thing that i did was replace with rear air control switch. I'm 100% certain that this will fix your problem...
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can you please clarify what you mean, do you mean that the front heater blows cold but the rear blows hot or do you mean that when the heating is on cold it blows hot? many thanks paul
The block heater plug in on a 1998 Ford Windstar is in the engine compartment on the passenger side of the vehicle. When lifting up the hood, look on the left for a small hose that is coiled up at the very front, above the passenger headlamp. The block heater itself is plugged into the front of the motor on the passenger side.
In addition to the front core in the dash, if the van has the optional rear climate controls there will be a second one back there.See "Related Questions" below for lots more about Windstar heater cores and climate controls
Windstar mini-vans are front wheel drive.
YES , the Ford Windstar is a front wheel drive vehicle
Start with flushing both heater cores. The rear one may be plugged with crud.
check the antifreeze level in the radiator, when a heater blows cool/cold air there is not enough antifreeze/water in the radiator.
jack up front end , remove coolant cap,turn on heater, turn on car rev up a bit. do this until heater blows hot air...
it is located on the driver side lower front grill in a little black box with flip open lid
Hey there,If you stand in front of your Windstar and look at the steering wheel, follow it right down passed the hood almost the ground. There will be a tiny door you can open big enough for an extension cord. Good luck!
You probably have a faulty temp blend door actuator in the front. It is located directly behind the radio on the front of the AC/heater case.
Cold air blowing out of the heater is a sure sign of low coolant. Antifreeze running out of the front of the motor _could_ be a bad water pump. The two go together like ham & eggs.
replace front heater corefront and rear have independent heater cores
The rear/auxiliary climate controls are basically up-front, feed to the backs, and have their own temperature blend door and heater core in the back. To get you started, see the "Related Question" below which addresses the rear heater core, and I think also includes some information about the blend door.
If you are facing the front of the vehicle it is located within the right side of the oblong opening in the plastic skirt. It has a cap on it so its hard to see just found mine !
hese hoses are called "heater hoses" they are from the front heater hoses which heat the car and they are connected to the front heater hoses under the car hood on right side
One price point check, Autozone, show front cores are $55 or $85. Rear core is $64See "Related Questions" below for more
#1 problem with Windstar climate control - the inability to adjust the temperature settings.Heaters blow cold, A/C blow warm or hot.There's a small actuator motor that moves the temperature blend door under the dash. Open all the way and the air picks up the maximum heat passing through the heater core. Close it and no air passed through the core.The source of the problem is this motor fails.Luckily, this is an easy do-it-yourself fix and the part is widely available.See "Related Questions" below for moreHopefully, this is your fix too...
I would first check either the controls to the front heater core or a blocked front heater core. It could also be a blocked or missing heater hose to the front heater core, although that seems quite unlikley.
Block heaters are not a factory option, they must be installed by the owner. If you are the original owner, there is no block heater. If you see an electric cord hanging out of the front of the car, you might have a block heater, or a oil pan heater, or a battery charger. Follow the cord, and see where it goes. A block heater is a device for heating the coolant to keep the engine warm in cold weather. It is generally connected to the heater hoses, and can be mounted somewhere in the engine compartment, or just hanging from the hoses.
You probably have a faulty rear temperature blend door actuator. Remove the left rear trim panel to access it. Be sure to review "Related Questions" below for much much more on Windstar heating/cooling problems
Because there is no heat in either front or back, I would suspect the engine thermostat first. If it never opens, the coolant is essentially prevented from getting to the heater cores. See "Related Questions" below for more
front wheel drive
change out the switch that controls the a/c heat to the rear ( the farthest switch to right). It's a vacuum switch that isn't very hard to do, just remorve one cover and unscrew it. The first couple of times you use it after you change it out it will act like it isn't working, but as the vacuum pressure builds it will catch.
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