No heat from heater

Tiny
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Are you talking about going behind this-see pic


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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RUFUSRICH2779
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What could be blocking coolant from reaching heater core could water pump be malfunctioning
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MARCO47
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Yes, the whole center console, I think.
Do you think I am on the right tract?
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHER1
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There was no mention of the car overheating so no, I don't believe that is possible.
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:08 PM (Merged)
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BUD MULLEN
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  • 2000 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 90,000 MILES
Heater problem
2000 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 90,000 miles

air blows ok, but no heat. A few days ago it started a rythmic "click: pause "clackrepeat, sound from under the dash. Then it stopped and now no heat.
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JAMES W.
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Do you hav e auto temp control, or just a warm/cold adjustment? Please advise.
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Not sure never done it on this vehicle:

REMOVAL

Disconnect the battery. CAUTION: The slider knobs are illuminated using a LEDs. Use care not to damage them when removing the slider knobs.


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Remove the ash receptacle.
Remove the audio unit. For additional information, refer to Radio, Stereo, and Compact Disc.


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Remove the screws.


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Unsnap the panel.


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Disconnect the connectors.


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Remove the control assembly.
Remove the screws.
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RUFUSRICH2779
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What could be restricting coolant from flowing to heater core
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
BUD MULLEN
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It has a manual lever cold to warm control
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MARCO47
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I meant on the right track with the control valvle being the problem
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHER1
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I've already answered that question twice. You need a heater core.
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
JAMES W.
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I'm trying to imagine what the "click/clack" would be. As near as I can figure, that was your blend door cycling due to a bad temp control vacuum switch or vacuum actuator. The noise was the door moving back and forth from heat to cool and finally failed and I believe the default position (with no vacuum) is cool. Check to see if you have vacuum at the blend door actuator with selector switch in the floor heat position and temp control in "hot". If no, move the blend by hand to see if you get heat. If you get heat, the actuator is bad. If no vacuum in heat or cool position, the temp selector control is bad. Hope this helps.
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Is the blower motor coming On if so-recheck below

Test the thermostat, the heater control valve and heater core-BTW did you check these items earlier?
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RUFUSRICH2779
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I have replaced heater core
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MARCO47
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I think I found the problem.

I took the accuator out and and took it apart.
After verifying it was getting power and the motor was running. I found a tiny gear wheel that had some missing teeth. So it was not opening the door.

The gear is about the size of a dime but I dont know of anyway to replace the gear and ford wants $65 for a new accutor.

I appreciate all of your help.
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
WRENCHER1
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With new or used?
There is nothing else that can restrict it unless your hoses are kinked. If the water pump wasn't working properly the car would be overheating.
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Did that solve the problem? I've the exact same van with the exact same problem.
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
RUFUSRICH2779
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Its new
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
MARCO47
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Yes,
and it wasn't difficult at all.
I removed the bottm portion of the dash console and the ashtray assembly.

From there I was ableto get to the accuator although it was a tight fit.

After I removed the accuatior and opened it, I found a tiny gear with a few stripped teeth. That was the problem as it was not opening the doors.

I have temporairly opened the doors using a scrwdriver and the Heater works great.

I have found replacement accuators from $70 to $36 on line and I will be ordering one today.

Hope this works for you.
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:08 PM (Merged)
Tiny
KEN
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We have had other members tell us that air bubbles can get trapped in the heater core by jacking up the rear of the car or the front of the car it can help burp the system here is more information for you, please get back to us on what you find so it can help others

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