Heater blowing cold air

Tiny
FENIX75
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  • 2010 FORD ESCAPE
  • 1.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 45,000 MILES
Heater blows only cold air when in Park. Can sit idling 20-30 minutes and still blows cold air. Put the vehicle in gear and it immediately blows warm air, put it back in Park, blows cold air. Dealer has put in new thermostat and water pump which did not fix the issue. Dealer tells me this issue is "normal" and there is no repair solution.
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Friday, February 7th, 2014 AT 3:20 PM

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Tiny
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
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First, if you've paid ford to fix it and they didn't then they need to make good on it. that said, it sounds like a communication issue between the control modules. could be a faulty module or wiring issue. either way its almost impossible to diagnose from here. you DO know your water pump and tstat are working because you've got heat in drive and its not overheating. make sure your coolant is at the cold mark AT LEAST in the coolant bottle. if so, then id call ford dealers and/or corporate customer service and ask them about it.

This guide can help

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-heater-not-working

Please run down this guide and report back.
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Friday, February 7th, 2014 AT 4:56 PM
Tiny
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I have had the vehicle at the dealership for a week. They say its normal and there is nothing that can be done.
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Friday, February 7th, 2014 AT 5:25 PM
Tiny
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Very bizarre. And not right id think. Call another dealer and speak to the service dept. Tell them your story and get their opinion. We'll go from there
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Friday, February 7th, 2014 AT 5:32 PM
Tiny
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Bizarre indeed. It can't be normal. I'll check with another dealership as suggested.
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Friday, February 7th, 2014 AT 5:37 PM
Tiny
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Very good let me know what you find out
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Friday, February 7th, 2014 AT 5:57 PM
Tiny
MARY KNOX PARRISH
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  • 2006 FORD ESCAPE
  • 3.0L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 156,000 MILES
Had a garage replace transmission. Everything seemed okay until went to turn heat on. No heat. Took it back said my heater does not work. Service manager said, you need a heater core and it is going to cost a lot of money. I said my heat worked when I brought it here. I googled no heat before I came and it said there is probably air in the lines if you just had work done. He says we do not have the equipment to bleed the line and if there was air in them it should have worked out by now. Then he says we did not mess with or do anything to your heating system. Replacing the transmission does not effect it. He has on my bill $20.95 for antifreeze?
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 5:49 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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This is up to you as far as suing or just having another place or yourself bleed the air out. See picture on how to do it the degas bottle is the reservoir. If it still has no heat then pull hose that leads to radiator, fill that with antifreeze then fill coolant bottle to full mark then start car and let idle.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 5:50 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MFABBRI
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  • 2006 FORD ESCAPE
Heater problem 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 79,000 miles

I let the engine warm up to normal temperature and then I try to use the heating controls and I get cooled air then if I leave the controller in one of the heating positions after a period of time then I get a small amount of warm air, then it goes cold again. As the temperature outside rises then the air gets warm. The controller seems to stick in certain locations. I don't know if it is a vacuum problems or blender door. Any advice would be helpful.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 5:50 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN L
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Hello,

It sounds like you have a low coolant problem or the termaturpe blend door actuator is going out and needs to be replaced. Here is a video to show you how to check the coolant level.

https://youtu.be/GSE9skKnOgY

Here is a guide to show you what you are in for when changing the temperature blend door actuator.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/replace-blend-door-motor

Here is a heater not working guide to help as well.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-heater-not-working

Here is the blend door actuator location for your car (below)

Check out the diagrams (Below)

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers, Ken
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 5:50 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RAYOUNG28
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  • 2005 FORD ESCAPE
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 108,000 MILES
The other day I turned my car on and the heat and ac was not working, so I determined that I blew a fuse. I got a new one and put it in but the ac/heat still wasn't working. Then later that night I turned on my car and the ac/heat had started working perfectly again. It continued working into the next day untill that night when I left my car for about an hour and came back and my ac/heat was not working again.
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Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 AT 5:50 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MEXXIIYOU
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On the ac system try checking if you have a leak, maybe that's the reason why it is not cooling. You can buy a recharge kit to recharge the gas in order to detect where the leak is coming from. The faster way is by bringing it to your dealer.
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