No heat from heater

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PICKLEROSE
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  • 2000 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 135,000 MILES
Heater problem
2000 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 135000 miles

This is just one in a list of many problems with this van, but I have no heat. It started about 4weeks ago when I had a problem with the A/C & some other electrical fuse problems. My bro-in-law who is a mechanic, rigged a relay to allow the A/C to work, however it would not shut off. After about 1week, the compressor "blew up" as the freon blew out like a fire extingusher. Obviously the A/C no longer worked after that. Now that it is getting cold though, I have no heat, defroster or otherwise. Could this be related to the A/C compressor going out?
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
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WRENCHER1
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With the engine at full operating temp, locate the 2 heater hoses where they go into the firewall and feel them to see if they are both hot to the touch. If they are.

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, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
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JMAN668899
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  • 1999 FORD WINDSTAR
  • V8
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
Heater problem
1999 Ford Windstar V8 Front Wheel Drive Automatic 160000 miles

i have no heat in my van when I turn it on I am only getting cool air running through no warm air. I already flushed the system and changed the fluid in radiator, checked the heater core for leaking but have none, Can you help me and tell me why I wouldn't have heat in my car it's killing me I looked at everything is there a sensor or something I might have missed?
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
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SMASSIE
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The problem I had with my 99 Windstar was the blend door actuator. Did or do you hear a clicking sound when you move the slider from heat to cool?

If so then it could be the actuator. The original parts from the factory were plastic of course and the tiny teeth in the gears sheer off.

I was able to find a replacement at a local salvage yard for about 10 bucks which was much cheaper than a new one.
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
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2001WINDSTARHEATER
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  • 2001 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 3.8L
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
I have no heat in my 2001 Windstar.
Replaced thermostat, coolant full. Removed blend door actuator door assembly and seems ok. Manually used lever to turn blend door and no heat in front or rear system when temp gauge between Hot and cool with engine running for 10 minutes?

Core plugged?
Is there more than one core?
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
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CARADIODOC
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Feel the two heater hoses after the engine is warmed up. They should be too hot to hold onto for very long. If they're cool, feel the upper radiator hose. If it is cool, and the engine appears to be running too hot, you might suspect a leaking cylinder head gasket. That will allow combustion gases to sneak into the cooling system where it can pool under the thermostat. Thermostats have to be hit with hot liquid to open. Hot air won't do it.

If that looks like what's happening, there's a chemical test your mechanic can do to verify it. That involves drawing air from the radiator through a glass cylinder with two chambers partially-filled with a special dark blue liquid. If combustion gases are present, the liquid will turn bright yellow.
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:11 PM (Merged)
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TRACY
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  • 1999 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 127,000 MILES
Blower works fine, but cold air only! Radiator reservior was a little low so I filled to full line to see if thats why no heat. Drove a feww miles and when I shut off car, antifreeze came out and made puddle under car but it only went back down to the same spot as before I filled it! Still no heat. Why would only that much come out? Thermostat? Control valve? I'm a disabled single mom and have very limited funds so I need to try and fix myself. Kids cant be this cold!
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
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2CEXPT
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Check and test the thermostat, heater control valve and heater core-to include the air blend door-
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
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SM73CC
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  • 1998 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
Heater problem
1998 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles

I have no heat when idleing but when I am driving I have heat.
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
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F4I_GUY
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You may be low on coolant of may have a slight clog in your heater core.

Ensure that your coolant is properly bled and topped up. If that checks out, then you may want to try flushing out the heater core via the engine compartment hoses first before replacing the actual core itself.
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
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ERICKDEFAYETTE
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  • 1998 FORD WINDSTAR
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
In my ford windstar 98 ive change the water pump, thermostat and radiator but still have no heat comming from fan inside, can u help?
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
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DAVE'S BIG BACKYARD!
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Make sure its swiching from warm to cold, if so then you need to check your heater core hoses and make sure there both warm, if not then flush the heater core well.
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
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HAWKEYERT
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  • 1999 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 185,000 MILES
Heater problem
1999 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 185000 miles

heater clicks as if somethinkg is broken. No heat comes from heater. Rear heater works fine.
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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When you say no heat, do you mean the fan doesn't work or it blows cold air? Also, when do you hear the click and can you tell where it is coming from?

Joe
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:12 PM (Merged)
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YANKEEBOB
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  • 2001 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 117,000 MILES
Heater problem
2001 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 117000 miles

NO HEAT IN FRONT. I HEAR THE VENT TRYING TO CHANGE BUT IT WILL NOT FLIP. THE AIR COND IS WORKING GOOD. HEATER CORE OR SWITCH?
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:13 PM (Merged)
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BMRFIXIT
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Its not the vent that you hear it the blend door motor (plastic gears in it )
need to have it replaced
(need blend door actuator )
good luck
let me know

need manual CHECK IT @
https://www.2carpros.com/kpages/auto_repair_manuals.htm
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:13 PM (Merged)
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AMASUCH
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  • 1999 FORD WINDSTAR
Heater problem
1999 Ford Windstar 6 cyl Wheel Drive Type unknown Automatic 90000 miles

There is a clicking noice when we try and turn on the heater and no heat blowing. Does anyone know what I need to fix or how much its going to cost me to have a mechanic fix?
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:13 PM (Merged)
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BMRFIXIT
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It the blend door actuator
it about $80 for parts
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:13 PM (Merged)
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LTERRY37
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  • 1999 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
Radiator full of fluid, temp gage good, however, heater is ice cold. Can hear what I believe to be the solenoids clicking. How come I have no heat?
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Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 AT 6:13 PM (Merged)
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CUP1981
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The blend door on the 1999 Windstar is controlled by vacuum, according to my resource. So it could be a vacuum leak in the system or the switch that control the temperature could by faulty.
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