2004 Ford Explorer



November, 26, 2009 AT 7:48 PM

Heater problem
2004 Ford Explorer 6 cyl 106800 miles

I have a 2004 explorer. My heater is having issues. My blower works. I am not 100% sure if my cooling works, cause it is cold out and blowing cold. No heat will come out. I hear a ticking noise under glove box, and under dash driver side. Maybe a damper? Do you know what this could be or what to check?


02 Lx


1 Answer



November, 27, 2009 AT 2:25 PM

You have a "Blend Door Actuator" issue.
The door is not changing direction internally to let the heated air from your heater core enter the duct work.
This unfortunately is a common thing with Explorers and Mountaineers. The cost for repair is $1000.00+
A very large portion of the repair is for the labor involved. The whole dash needs to be removed. If you want to do the repair yourself there is a quick fix that will save you BIG $$.
Here is the link for you to view and see if you want to give it a try. The quick fix was done on a "1996" Explorer but they are all the same. The infamous "Blend Door Actuator" has been a headache for Explorer and Mountaineer owners for 10+ years. Some idiot design engineers decided to use "plastic" on a section of the blend door that becomes brittle when subjected to "heat"!

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