1998 Ford Explorer heater box

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EPEREZ08
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  • 1998 FORD EXPLORER
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 250,000 MILES
The heat went out and im trying to find the heater box in this 1998 ford explorer eddie bauer. It only blows out cold air.
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Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 AT 7:48 PM

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Check you are getting heat to both hoses on heater core. If you are then you will need to check the blend door ! A big job i'm afraid

ELECTRONIC BLEND DOOR ACTUATOR
Removal & Installation
Disconnect battery ground cable. Remove instrument panel. See INSTRUMENT PANEL.
Remove A/C electronic blend door actuator retaining screws and electrical connector from bracket on evaporator housing. To install, reverse removal procedure.

INSTRUMENT PANEL
Removal
Disable air bag system. See AIR BAG RESTRAINT SYSTEM article. Remove steering column. See STEERING COLUMNS article in the STEERING section. Disconnect brake pedal position switch connector. Remove left and right cowl side trim panels.
Disconnect electrical connectors and ground wires on right cowl panel. Disconnect power distribution box from its bracket and position it out of way.
Disconnect 3 bulkhead wiring harness connectors from inside engine compartment. Pull bulkhead electrical connector handle to disconnect main harness. Remove passenger side air bag. See AIR BAG RESTRAINT SYSTEM article.
Disconnect electronic blend door actuator connector. Disconnect A/C-heater control panel vacuum harness connector. Disconnect radio antenna cable in-line connector. Press glove box release tabs inward while raising glove box to remove it.
Remove instrument panel defrost grille. Remove 5 instrument panel cowl top bolts. Remove floor console (if equipped). See FLOOR CONSOLE.
Remove instrument panel brace bolt. Remove both windshield side garnish moldings. Remove right instrument panel cowl side bolt. Remove instrument panel fuse panel door. Remove left instrument panel cowl side bolt.
Carefully position instrument panel away from dash panel. Remove bolt and disconnect instrument panel-to-body electrical harness. With an assistant, remove instrument panel from vehicle.
Installation
To install, reverse removal procedure.
FLOOR CONSOLE
Removal & Installation (Base Models)
Remove front seat center armrest. Remove utility tray cup holder. Remove floor console. To install, reverse removal procedure.
Removal & Installation (Upper Models)
Disconnect battery ground cable. Remove front floor console tray and message center (if equipped). Disconnect floor console electrical connector.
Remove front floor console bolts. Remove center cupholder panel. Remove center floor console bolts. Slide console rearward to disengage it from mounting bracket and remove floor console. To install, reverse removal procedure.
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