Explorer Blend Door 'Plan-B' Text. Remove/Repair/Replace Pictures.
Use with 'Talon Dad' Blend Door Pics.
Credits: EXCELLENT Info in the Forums from the following people;
JFRANK, KATZEN, LAINE, COBRAXP, TCOLLIER, CROKK, TARTAN DON, MJBAUCH, SKI MOGUL, VITO in TN, TKRONE, HOMER WINZLOW. It was the info and pictures from these guys that helped me to identify & fix my problem. Thanks guys.
(1) you are at least somewhat familiar with the original fix by JFRANK.
(2) your blend door is cracked/broken/damaged too much for the original fix (Plan-A) to be effective.
(1) the author cannot be held esponsible for personal injury or damage.
Shortly after I bought my '98 Explorer (in 2004) I noticed the HVAC was not behaving exactly as described in the Owners Manual. It gave Max A/C or Max Heat, but nothing in between. Maybe that's why the original owner traded it because the rest of the vehicle is mint.. A quick read of this Forum confirmed that I had a broken blend door, so I went to work on fixing it..
I quickly discovered that the top portion of the blend door was about
75 % missing. Soon after (gently) feeling around with my finger tip, I
got it to 100 % missing... Now I was really screwed.. I started to think
that I should have left it alone, that maybe the original fix would have
worked if I didn't poke my finger in there... In desperation my Plan-B was call the local Ford Dealer. They told me $200 CDN in parts (for the entire HVAC unit) and 10 hours labour @ $79 CDN per hour.
That's when I realized, I needed a better Plan B...
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