CLICKING SOUND UNDER THE DASH

  • Tiny
  • suzuki07
  • 2006 Ford 500
  • 53,000 miles

Hi, everytime a turn on my 2006 ford five hundred I hear a clicking sound coming from under the dash on the passenger side, my question is; Its any problem related to the vent actuator or something else? If so, where is located, I need diagrams please, thanks

Saturday, October 29th, 2011 AT 9:55 PM

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  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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Besides noise what is the problem?

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Sunday, October 30th, 2011 AT 4:04 AM
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  • suzuki07
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Sometimes even the air conditioner in recycle mode, some fumes gets into the car, besides the annoying clicking noise every time I turn on the vehicle

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Sunday, October 30th, 2011 AT 10:42 AM
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  • suzuki07
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Well, even thougt in recycle mode fumes still comes in, the passenger side air conditioner doesn t blow as good as the driver side, besides the annoying sound every time turn on the vehicule

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Sunday, October 30th, 2011 AT 12:16 PM
  • Tiny
  • suzuki07
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Where s passenger side vent actuator located? I need diagrams, please.

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Sunday, October 30th, 2011 AT 5:53 PM
  • Tiny
  • fixitmr
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Will get them as soon as possible.

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Sunday, October 30th, 2011 AT 7:56 PM
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  • suzuki07
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I am still waiting for your answer on this issue

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Thursday, December 1st, 2011 AT 1:51 PM
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  • fixitmr
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Sorry, got sick. Lower the glove box and look for actuator it has 3 screws holding it on.

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Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 AT 7:07 AM
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  • fixitmr
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Here's pic of unit.

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Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 AT 7:21 AM
  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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There is a factory TSB concerning your problem.

Here it is.

A/C - Noise From Front Of Passenger Compartment

TSB 06-6-10

04/03/06
NOISE IN RIGHT FRONT OF PASSENGER
COMPARTMENT/AIR INLET DOOR ACTUATOR
INOPERATIVE/BLOWER MOTOR FAN NOISE

FORD: 2005-2006 Five Hundred, Freestyle

MERCURY: 2005-2006 Montego

ISSUE
Some 2005-2006 Freestyle/Five Hundred/Montego vehicles may exhibit noise coming from the right front passenger compartment and/or air inlet (recirculation) door actuator inoperative.

ACTION
Refer to the following Service Procedure to isolate the noise concern.

SERVICE PROCEDURE
1. If the noise is coming from actuator motor when max A/C or recirculation is selected, or door will not move, remove actuator, and verify door moves freely and does not bind.

A. If the door moves freely, replace the actuator with revised part following Workshop Manual, Section 412-01.

B. If the door does not move freely follow normal diagnostics.

NOTE DO NOT RUN ACTUATOR MOTOR WHEN IT IS NOT CONNECTED TO AIR PLENUM.

2. If the noise is coming from the blower motor area and changes with blower speed, remove and inspect blower fan wheel for cracks near shaft. Replace the wheel if cracked.

3. For all other concerns refer to normal diagnostics.

WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

OPERATION DESCRIPTION TIME

060610A 2005-2006 Five Hundred, 0.3 Hr.
Freestyle, Montego: Replace The Air Inlet
Actuator (Do Not Use With
19616A, 19700D,
19700D4, 19805A)

060610B 2005-2006 Five Hundred, 0.4 Hr.
Freestyle, Montego: Replace The Blower Fan
Wheel (Do Not Use With
19616A, 19700D,
1 9700D4, 19805A)

060610C 2005-2006 Five Hundred, 0.5 Hr.
Freestyle, Montego: Replace The Air Inlet
Actuator And The Blower
Fan Wheel (Do Not Use
With 19616A, 19700D,
19700D4, 19805A)

DEALER CODING
CONDITION
BASIC PART NO. CODE
18504 (USE WITH OPERATION B) 01
19E616 (USE WITH OPERATION A

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Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 AT 11:06 AM
  • Tiny
  • suzuki07
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Thanks a lot guys, very helpfull, it was the vent actuator.

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Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 AT 4:37 PM

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