Blend door actuator not working properly

Tiny
01TIGHE
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  • 1998 FORD RANGER
I have a 2.5L that only blows hot air the control dial has no effect on the temperature. Can you help?
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Thursday, September 21st, 2006 AT 11:06 AM

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Tiny
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I have a 1996 Ranger with similar problem. My temperature switch seems to have only two settings, cold and hot. It does not matter what the selector knob is set to (ie. Non-AC setting), if I turn the temperature switch to the blue area (cold), I get AC air (not just cold air from outside, but AC air). Recently, it has started acting even goofier. The only way to get AC air is in the "Max AC" setting. All other settings give me heat, regardless of the temperature switches setting. Have you had any luck figuring out your problem? It might help me figure out what is wrong with my truck.
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Saturday, October 21st, 2006 AT 1:03 AM
Tiny
CMARMCGHEE
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This is a problem with your temperature blend door actuator is going out. Here is a guide and diagrams below of what you need to do to fix the problem:

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

Check out the diagrams (below). Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.

Cheers
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Wednesday, October 25th, 2006 AT 5:19 PM
Tiny
TODD
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I have a 1998 Ranger with the same problem.

I am attempting to fix mine this way. Almost got it, just needs a little tweaking as to where to put the pin.

Todd
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Monday, November 27th, 2006 AT 12:32 PM
Tiny
FREEDOM33
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Thank you so much for the step by step. One final question, can I drive this vehicle until I find the time to attempt to fix it?
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Thursday, November 30th, 2006 AT 11:58 PM
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TODD
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Sure, drive away. Mine has been unplugged while I have been trying to fix it (still trying to find the perfect place for the "pin" and no time to do it). Since that piece is broke on the blend door it does not matter whether or the actuator it is plugged in or not. Everything in mine is the same as it would be if it were plugged in.
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Friday, December 1st, 2006 AT 7:24 AM
Tiny
DANIEL CONNIFF
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  • 1996 FORD RANGER
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  • 220,000 MILES
Temperature control does not work in my my truck listed above XLT. Heat stays on despite turning to the cool setting?
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 7:30 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHTECH
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The temperature is controlled by the use of an air mix door that is operated by an electric motor/actuator. This door can be jammed or the actuator can be inoperative or have stripped plastic gears internally.
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Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 AT 7:30 PM (Merged)

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