2011 Ford Expedition Replacing The Driver’s Side Temperature Door Actuator in Under 2 Hours Part 4

In the process of developing this repair and repair articles I have encountered a fair amount of grief from fellow professional technicians. Originally I posted an abbreviated version on a network that I belong to in hopes of providing a valuable procedure for both my fellow mechanics and their customers. I realize that it is … Continue reading “2011 Ford Expedition Replacing The Driver’s Side Temperature Door Actuator in Under 2 Hours Part 4”

2011 Ford Expedition Replacing The Driver’s Side Temperature Door Actuator in Under 2 Hours Part 3

The other epiphany that I had while thoroughly investigating this process was that I could get to the one hidden screw if the passenger side of the floor duct was gone. Then I thought how could it best be removed without disturbing anything else? I could cut it off with a saw but then what? … Continue reading “2011 Ford Expedition Replacing The Driver’s Side Temperature Door Actuator in Under 2 Hours Part 3”

2011 Ford Expedition Replacing The Driver’s Side Temperature Door Actuator in Under 2 Hours Part 2

Now that the seats and center console are out of the way it is time to start removing the metal brackets.There is a bracket that holds the wiring harness to the main frame. In order to get the wiring out of the way the connector body from the front harness needs to be removed from … Continue reading “2011 Ford Expedition Replacing The Driver’s Side Temperature Door Actuator in Under 2 Hours Part 2”

2011 Ford Expedition Replacing The Driver’s Side Temperature Door Actuator in Under 2 Hours Part 1

This 2011 Ford Expedition came in with the complaint that the driver’s side vents were stuck on heat. Since this truck has rear floor vents under the seats as shown below, the seats have to be removed from the vehicle. The plastic trim covers unsnap from the seat brackets to reveal the attaching bolts. The … Continue reading “2011 Ford Expedition Replacing The Driver’s Side Temperature Door Actuator in Under 2 Hours Part 1”

1999 Ford F150, Replacing Broken Blend Air Door, Part Three

This is the last part of this repair article. The only aggravating part of this repair is the antenna cable. In order to pull the passenger side of the dash out far enough the cable has to be disconnected from the dash at two locations. It is held to the dash with push pin retainers … Continue reading “1999 Ford F150, Replacing Broken Blend Air Door, Part Three”

1999 Ford F150, Replacing Broken Blend Door, Part Two

This is the second part of this repair to see the first part please click here. Moving to the driver’s side of the vehicle the finish panel that covers the sides and top edge of the steering column opening needs to be removed. It will pull loose by grabbing the lower edges and pulling it … Continue reading “1999 Ford F150, Replacing Broken Blend Door, Part Two”

1999 Ford F150, Replacing Broken Blend Door, Part One

I had already determined that the blend air door was broken in this 1999 Ford F150. There are some hacked up ways of changing this door and if that is what you are looking for this article is not for you. Although there are a lot of steps involved in replacing the broken blend air … Continue reading “1999 Ford F150, Replacing Broken Blend Door, Part One”

2000 Ford F350, A/C Not Cold Sometimes

This 2000 Ford F350 with the 7.3 liter diesel engine came in with the complaint that the a/c works sometimes. It seemed to work okay when a cold engine was started but as the engine warmed up the a/c would stop cooling. This one was easy enough to diagnose just by looking at the air … Continue reading “2000 Ford F350, A/C Not Cold Sometimes”

2003 Ford Expedition, Clicking From Rear A/C Actuator

This 2003 Ford Expedition came in  because of an annoying clicking sound from the back of the vehicle. The customer stated that if he would constantly adjust the rear temperature setting the noise would go away for a little while. He was planning on taking a thousand mile trip soon and did not think he … Continue reading “2003 Ford Expedition, Clicking From Rear A/C Actuator”

1998 Ford Expedition, No Air From Vents, Air Only Flows From Defrost

After looking at diagrams I found that this Expedition uses vacuum controls to change door positions. I started looking for vacuum line problems under the hood and found the problem behind the battery. You can see the damaged section of the small plastic vacuum line, just slightly lower than center of the following picture. It … Continue reading “1998 Ford Expedition, No Air From Vents, Air Only Flows From Defrost”