Loud clicking noise in the dash of 2004 Explorer

Tiny
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  • 2004 FORD EXPLORER
  • 84,000 MILES

When I start the car there is a rapid clicking noise coming from under the dash. This occurs with the heat and airconditioning controls in the off position. I changed the actuater and the blend door motor and its still happening.

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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 10:39 PM

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Tiny
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Can you tell what area/side of dash this is happening on?

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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 10:46 PM
Tiny
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Is everything with Ac/heater working ok/properly?

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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 10:48 PM
Tiny
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This all started with a loud rapid clocking noise and no heat in the center to drivers side under dash.

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Saturday, March 24th, 2012 AT 11:03 PM
Tiny
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Any other coincident events take place when/prior to this started happening? For instance like battery change

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Sunday, March 25th, 2012 AT 12:11 AM
Tiny
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Can you feel replaced components to see which if either is making the noise?

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Sunday, March 25th, 2012 AT 1:10 AM
Tiny
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Thank for replying, it turns out I was given the wrong actuator motor. TWICE! I tore the dash apart three time and can now change an actuator motor in 45 minutes. Note: always ask counter person to verify of the moter is for an automatic or a manual heating and cooling system. If they tell you the motor looks different because it's aftermarket, make them check again. After putting in this last motor everything is fine. The blend door wasn't in need of changing. I don't know what price to put on aggravation but to have the local mechanic do the jub would have been $950.00 that I just didn't have. Thanks again for your reply!

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Sunday, March 25th, 2012 AT 3:37 PM
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And thanks for your solution reply!

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Monday, March 26th, 2012 AT 6:48 PM

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