Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 1991-1994, 1995-2001, 2002-2005, 2006-2010 Ford Explorer

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-28-2008, 03:57 PM
AKtruck AKtruck is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 34
AKtruck is starting off with a positive reputation.
Heater not working...

My wife has a 97 ford explorer V8 awd that had the heat stop working. It worked on the way into town, but when she drove it home it was cold air. Any ideas as to what I should try and how I can trouble shoot it?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-29-2008, 07:41 PM
Graygeorge Graygeorge is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 122
Graygeorge is starting off with a positive reputation.
Check to see if the blend door is broken. http://www.blenddoorfix.netfirms.com/
Also seach on this site for heater problems.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-30-2008, 10:47 AM
marragtop's Avatar
marragtop marragtop is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 2,450
marragtop is starting off with a positive reputation.
Was the temp gauge operating normally (mid range)? If it was reading low, it could be a stuck thermostat.
__________________
'88 F150 4x4
'91 Explorer XLT 4x4
'92 Explorer XLT 4x4
'95 Explorer XLT 4x4
If it don't = 16 (4x4), it ain't worth driving...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-30-2008, 10:33 PM
david53ford david53ford is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 112
david53ford is starting off with a positive reputation.
if the temp gauge read normal check both heater hoses where they go into the firewall if both hot poss blend door problem if one hot one cold poss has air lock, dirty heater core and water not passing through two type blend door problem on these unit one the electroinc accuator brakes ( gear inside strips) two the blend where the actuator mounts brakes apart good luck
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-30-2008, 10:55 PM
StrokedRanchero StrokedRanchero is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Crook county, Illinois
Posts: 110
StrokedRanchero is starting off with a positive reputation.
Just for the heck of it check your coolant level. Might be low, & cold enough out side for you not to overheat. JUST MY .02
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-31-2008, 09:29 AM
aquanaut20's Avatar
aquanaut20 aquanaut20 is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 2,845
aquanaut20 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Another thing to check, if the heater hoses are not hot and the engine is up to temp, check the vacuum operated bypass valve.
Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2008, 09:29 AM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator

Tags
1997, 2006, 97, air, blenddoorfixnetfirmscom, cold, explorer, f150, ford, heat, heater, problem, truck, work, working

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup