Thermostat could be sticking and also the heater core could be clogged and defective heater control valve, when everything here is okay -start checking the air mix/blend/mode doors, vacuum/actuators and HVAC control module
November, 27, 2009 AT 4:42 PM
Thank You for your responce.
I am told by a local repair shop that it is most likley the heater core in this model. They say it is an eight hour job to remove the dash and get to the heater core That would be a lot more than I could afford.
I am pretty handy with a set of tools and an engine but I know nothing about auto heater repairs.
Since I don't even know where the acuators are nor do I know how to get to the heater core, I would have to purchase a Repair Manual and attempt it myself. Would it be covered in the manual?
How would you advise me?
November, 27, 2009 AT 4:58 PM
A service manual will tell you more on removal than a repair manual. I've check on Mit1 and Alldata for removal procedures there's nothing all I got is below
December, 2, 2009 AT 5:04 PM
Per your advise, I believe I have narrowed my heater problems to the control valve under the dash.
I hear a distinct " clicking' noise comeing from it.
Problem is : I can see it but I can't get to it.
If I knew how to remove the center electronics console (radio & A/C controls, I probably could get there.
A. Do you agree with my conclusions?
B. Any Ideas on how to get to it?
December, 2, 2009 AT 7:06 PM
Are you talking about going behind this-see pic
December, 2, 2009 AT 7:38 PM
Yes, the whole center console, I think.
Do you think I am on the right tract?
December, 2, 2009 AT 8:00 PM
Not sure never done it on this vehicle:
Disconnect the battery. CAUTION: The slider knobs are illuminated using a LEDs. Use care not to damage them when removing the slider knobs.
Remove the ash receptacle.
Remove the audio unit. For additional information, refer to Radio, Stereo, and Compact Disc.
Remove the screws.
Unsnap the panel.
Disconnect the connectors.
Remove the control assembly.
Remove the screws.
December, 3, 2009 AT 10:34 AM
I meant on the right track with the control valvle being the problem
December, 3, 2009 AT 2:18 PM
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?
December, 3, 2009 AT 4:41 PM
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.