Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Ford Vans and other vehicles > 1968-2013 Full Size Vans
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1968-2013 Full Size Vans Econolines. E150, E250, E350, E450 and E550

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 12-31-2009, 06:41 PM
ianobetz ianobetz is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 7
ianobetz is starting off with a positive reputation.
Rear Heater Not Working

I just purchased a pretty nice, older ford E-350 superduty van. It has rear AC/Heater. The front heater works great, but the rear heater does not blow hot air, just cold. There's no place to adjust the temperature on the rear heater (it runs off the front controls).

The Haynes manual doesn't go into the rear heater too much, so I was looking for some direction. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to start my diagnosis?

Thanks for your help, Ian
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-01-2010, 11:15 AM
ianobetz ianobetz is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 7
ianobetz is starting off with a positive reputation.
Update:

I did some snooping around in the rear heater... The condenser in the back is getting hot, but there's no air going through the intake to pass through the condenser. I'm not sure how to get in the compartment to check things out though.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-01-2010, 12:17 PM
gearloose1 gearloose1 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,127
gearloose1 has a good reputation on FTE.gearloose1 has a good reputation on FTE.gearloose1 has a good reputation on FTE.
Turn on the rear fan for a start.

Make sure that the Front control is on "Heater".

NOT AC.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-01-2010, 02:32 PM
ianobetz ianobetz is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 7
ianobetz is starting off with a positive reputation.
Well... I guess I asked for a place to start didn't I? Thanks gearloose1. At least you didn't tell me to open the door, insert key into the ignition and start the engine.

I've gotten to the blower motor in the back. It seems that when I turn it from cold to hot on the thermostat, the door inside the blower assembly doesn't switch from A/C to Heater. The vacuum line looks like its in good shape, but makes no sound when turned from cold to hot. Has anyone run into a problem like this?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-01-2010, 03:01 PM
ianobetz ianobetz is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 7
ianobetz is starting off with a positive reputation.
More troubleshooting resulted in getting the heater to work by disconnecting the vacuum line that goes to the blend door actuator. When I disconnected it, the door opened right up and switched from AC to Heat. So no matter where I the thermostat is on the panel, the vacuum line is keeping the heater door closed. Sounds like an instrument panel issue. Any help from here?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-01-2010, 03:44 PM
gearloose1 gearloose1 is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,127
gearloose1 has a good reputation on FTE.gearloose1 has a good reputation on FTE.gearloose1 has a good reputation on FTE.
Vacuum control switch on the front panel is the next place to check.

Find out why it is not delivering or shutting off vacuum.

Is the line normally on (vacumme) or off (no vacuum)?

If you can find the routing... sometimes, the line is kinked... or alternatively, plugged.

Compressed air carefully used can help --- be careful not to damage anything using too high a pressure...etc...


Do you have a kinked line?

Check that first.

Then check the dash switch and see if the line is pulling vacuum...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-28-2010, 09:27 AM
getout getout is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: SLC, UT
Posts: 15
getout is starting off with a positive reputation.
Did you end up figuring out what was wrong? I've got the same problem in a van I just bought. Haven't gotten into it yet but now that I've got a place to start I might get it pulled apart over the weekend.

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-08-2013, 01:59 PM
Joseph Luke Plotts Joseph Luke Plotts is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1
Joseph Luke Plotts is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have the same prob with my e150.....any solutions?>???
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-08-2013, 02:03 PM
JWA's Avatar
JWA JWA is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Posts: 6,425
JWA has a superb reputationJWA has a superb reputationJWA has a superb reputationJWA has a superb reputationJWA has a superb reputationJWA has a superb reputationJWA has a superb reputationJWA has a superb reputationJWA has a superb reputationJWA has a superb reputationJWA has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joseph Luke Plotts View Post
I have the same prob with my e150.....any solutions?>???
Do you have a Club Wagon or other high trim level van---or is your rear heater assembly uncovered?
Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2013, 02:03 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Ford Vans and other vehicles > 1968-2013 Full Size Vans

Tags
2000, 2004, 2006, e350, ford, heat, heater, hot, motor, rear, switch, truck, van, working, works

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Poor cabin heat issue; not blend door mlelah Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 21 03-06-2014 01:50 AM
1999 EB Expedition No Heat Both Front & Rear Vents 1999EBEXP Expedition & Navigator 33 02-06-2014 04:20 PM
Rear heater not working parker112 Excursion - King of SUVs 4 11-05-2013 01:53 PM
79 heater control Dj300ford 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 16 10-05-2013 09:35 PM
pro comp rear springs Ian123 Super Duty & Heavy Duty 6 08-12-2013 12:12 PM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:46 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