How To Install Replace Air Temperature Door Actuator Explorer Mountaineer 98-01

How To Install Replace Air Temperature Door Actuator Explorer Mountaineer 98-01 1A Auto shows you how to replace the vent door actuator on a 1998 Ford Explorer. This process is the same for 1998-2001 Ford Explorer, 2001-2005 Sport Trac, 2001-2003 Explorer Sport, 1998-2000 2005-2007 Ranger, and 1998-2001 Mercury Mountaineer; and similar for 2002-2004 Ford Expedition and 2002-2004 Lincoln Navigator.

How To Install Replace Door Lock Actuator Ford Ranger 99-10 1A Auto shows you how to repair, install, fix, change or replace a broken or snapped rear power door lock actuator. This video is applicable to 1999-2010 Ford Ranger models.

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  • 1aauto
    March 14, 2013 - 1:04 am | Permalink

    yes it controls the air flow through the vents.

  • spawnhatred
    March 14, 2013 - 1:38 am | Permalink

    is this what controls where the heat and air go in the vents? cause my explorer doesn’t go to the floor with the heat…what could that be?

  • 1aauto
    March 14, 2013 - 2:28 am | Permalink

    It should be the same process.

  • juanchomex1
    March 14, 2013 - 2:33 am | Permalink

    is this the same process for a 1998 ford expedition xlt 4.6v8

  • mesa863
    March 14, 2013 - 3:12 am | Permalink

    Thank You for your help, I just changed a blend door actuator on 2007 ford ranger, took old one apart and the small gear was chewed up, teeth ground off and that was causing clicking noise.

  • Taylor Coleman
    March 14, 2013 - 3:45 am | Permalink

    I have a 1995 bonnevile. Will this be hard for me to do on my car, cause I have to replace my air temperture door acuator as well.

  • 1aauto
    March 14, 2013 - 3:45 am | Permalink

    It may be coming from there. We currently do not have a how to video that shows this repair. A Haynes or a Chiltons manual may show you how to perform this particular repair.

  • ddemier
    March 14, 2013 - 3:59 am | Permalink

    I have a 2004 saturn ion 4door. There’s a clicking noise coming from the lower dash. I unplugged the blower motor and the clicking continued. Is this the blend door motor? If so where can I obtain instructions on how to change the motor?

  • snare5
    March 14, 2013 - 4:01 am | Permalink

    the clicking you hear is the blend door actuator skipping teeth. needs to be replaced

  • 1aauto
    March 14, 2013 - 4:50 am | Permalink

    You may want to check the blower motor and also the blower motor resistor.

  • javier holguin
    March 14, 2013 - 5:48 am | Permalink

    I have a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer, A/c works but when I turn the control to the heater, it starts making a click noise,, and not hot air comes..what can it be?

  • 1aauto
    March 14, 2013 - 5:53 am | Permalink

    It may be a similar process. We currently do not have an door actuator auto repair video for that particular repair.

  • Antuane Perkins
    March 14, 2013 - 6:19 am | Permalink

    would this process be the same for my 1997 ford explorer eddie Bauer eddition?

  • 1aauto
    March 14, 2013 - 7:18 am | Permalink

    If could have an effect on it. You could also take the blower motor out to see in there’s any debris caught in the cage that may be slowing it down.

  • bigbank347
    March 14, 2013 - 8:04 am | Permalink

    will this increase how hard my air conditioner blows? because my air in my 98 explorer doesn’t blow to hard

  • kimberly hamelin
    March 14, 2013 - 8:39 am | Permalink

    saved me a lot of time figuring out where temp. door was…thank you very much.we now have heat

  • 1aauto
    March 14, 2013 - 8:57 am | Permalink

    The issue could be the vent door not opening all the way and when the vehicle starts to get air going through the box it pushing the door open a bit to flow through the heater core.

  • NelsonToB
    March 14, 2013 - 9:14 am | Permalink

    my heat not blowing hot air but it’s blowing cool air but when I’m driving it will heat up a little, what could b wrong

  • 1aauto
    March 14, 2013 - 9:29 am | Permalink

    We currently do not have an auto repair video that shows the location of this particular part. You may want to check cadillacforums com and post this question. Hope this helps you out. Have a great day 888-844-3393

  • Phil Taylor
    March 14, 2013 - 9:47 am | Permalink

    God bless you – this was my problem and your video helped fix my problem with my 2008 Ford Ranger P/U – I didn’t have am 8mm, had to use a 5/16. Back screw is a nightmare!

  • 1aauto
    March 14, 2013 - 9:57 am | Permalink

    If it blows air and it makes noise, take the blower motor out to see if there’s any debris caught in the cage. There might me something in there that’s moving around. 888-844-3393

  • tucole11
    March 14, 2013 - 10:32 am | Permalink

    i have a 2006 explorer and when i turn the dial to heat it just makes a clicking sound. Do you know what that is? Thanks

  • Boyd W
    March 14, 2013 - 11:00 am | Permalink

    I just replaced the motor on my 09 Ranger. I put the shaft of the motor down a little into the hole and plugged in the connector before screwing the motor down. I turned the temp selector and it slowly moved in its range. The motor has more travel than the door. Motor from Napa. The motor closes the door hot at about 2pm angle. Somethings wrong with either the design or motor. I hope there is not a pen inside of the system blocking things. I ran into that with my 94 F250 2 years ago.

  • 1aauto
    March 14, 2013 - 11:20 am | Permalink

    Right now we have them for a lot less. Visit our website Part Number: 1AHCX00034 or call toll free 888-844-3393

  • Buick Mackane
    March 14, 2013 - 11:28 am | Permalink

    How much would that part cost? I have seen them running about $89.00 ?

  • 1aauto
    March 14, 2013 - 12:26 pm | Permalink

    HI Luis, If the door locks pop open with the remote but not the door switch, it could be a bad switch door lock switch.

  • Luis Berrios
    March 14, 2013 - 12:33 pm | Permalink

    If my power locks when i use the alarm switch and the switch in the door panel wont work it gives the signal but doesnt open or close the lock wont go up or down what can it be is it the actuartor too? Or a fuse or relay ????

  • ftwopointeight
    March 14, 2013 - 12:56 pm | Permalink

    So, uh, you disconnected the battery, changed the actuator, and then operated it by using the button BEFORE reconnecting the battery? Magic…

  • Kaleb Rosenberg
    March 14, 2013 - 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Thank you!

  • sunlimits
    March 14, 2013 - 1:46 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for a very good video. When I first started on the drivers side I swore (literally) it was not possible and thought whoever made the video must have replaced about 20 of them! However after replacing the drivers door which took me an hour to do I did the passengers side in 15 minutes. Once you get the hang of how it is installed and how to work looking into a mirror it really isn’t that hard. Thanks again I could not have done it without this video.

  • 1aauto
    March 14, 2013 - 1:47 pm | Permalink

    It it’s the key lock that you are referring to you may need to remove the inner door panel and replace the lock. Hope this helps you out.

  • Ladi Holiday
    March 14, 2013 - 2:38 pm | Permalink

    my issue is this i am a mom and caterer my side door lock was broken off by one of the children i now have the lock stuck inside the door and it wont open so what can i do or how much would it cost me to fix it? 314 218 5907

  • 1aauto
    March 14, 2013 - 2:55 pm | Permalink

    We currently do not have an auto repair video that shows this type of repair. You want to take a look to see if the key lock cylinder has frozen.

  • LongLiveTheHUMMER
    March 14, 2013 - 3:00 pm | Permalink

    Do you have a video on how to fix an excursions back window lock.

    I can’t lock the back window electronically or manually with the key. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • David Kummer
    March 14, 2013 - 3:23 pm | Permalink

    Just completed this installation. When he says a small screw drive, that means small and short. A very tight fit. The biggest challenge is releasing that little finger lock holding the actuator in place – then wiggle and pry!!!. The mirror would be helpful, but it ends up being feel. Oh, he does not mention repositioning the door lock rod. the actuator on the side goes into a pocket at the bottom of the rod. It too two hours to install both sides

  • 1aauto
    March 14, 2013 - 4:10 pm | Permalink

    We currently do not have an auto repair video on that particular repair.

  • 1aauto
    March 14, 2013 - 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Take a look at the latch inside the door. Sometimes the clasps in there get stuck in the closed position and will not grab the striker on the body of the truck. If this is the case you can usually pry them back open with a flat head screw driver and by also pulling up on the door handle at the same time. Hope this helps you out.

  • watsrongwitme
    March 14, 2013 - 5:44 pm | Permalink

    my passenger side door lock is messed up and then all of a sudden today the door wouldnt shut if i replace that part would it fix both problems or just the locking?

  • Brad Wiebe
    March 14, 2013 - 6:08 pm | Permalink

    do you have a video on how to install a door lock actuator? i got a 94 mazda mx6 and my passenger door has one and not my driver and i wanna install keyless entry.

  • 1aauto
    March 14, 2013 - 6:12 pm | Permalink

    You can replace one if only one is broke.

  • Cubeist24
    March 14, 2013 - 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Would I have to replace actuators in both doors?

  • 1aauto
    March 14, 2013 - 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Anything’s possible you could check them too.

  • realist2611
    March 14, 2013 - 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Tony, It’s my son’s truck and i don’t know how they started to fail just that they will not unlock or lock.Both lock pins slightly move when i press the remote. Pretty sure they need replacing just don’t want to buy a part that’s not needed. Could the rod be bent or not connecting to the locking mechanism?

  • 1aauto
    March 14, 2013 - 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Usually when they need to be replaced they stop unlocking on occasion. We carry the replacement ones on our website. Here’s a link to them.

  • realist2611
    March 14, 2013 - 9:30 pm | Permalink

    Great video! Thinking about replacing my auto locks and was wondering if i could do this myself but after watching this video i am ready to go. One question if you can help…my locks are making a noise like they should lock and slightly move but neither will actually unlock. Pretty sure the actuators need replacing but is there anything else i should check before i buy the new actuators? Thanks for any advise!

  • 1aauto
    March 14, 2013 - 9:32 pm | Permalink

    If you’re just trying to add custom door lock knobs or pins, they usually just unscrew, and then you should be able to screw the new ones back on. You shouldn’t need to remove the door panels. Hope this helps you out. Have a great day!

  • Sloppy Joe
    March 14, 2013 - 9:44 pm | Permalink

    I have an 02 ford ranger. Im wanting to switch out the lock nobs with after market nobs (not quite sure if that is the name or not. The poles that go up and down when you lock and unlock the doors). How exactly would I switch them out though? Also. How do I get the rear door panels off?

  • 1aauto
    March 14, 2013 - 9:59 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for checking out our auto repair channel. Have a great day!

  • Jake Elliot
    March 14, 2013 - 10:28 pm | Permalink

    That helped alot i just got everything thing on and it all works thanks

  • 1aauto
    March 14, 2013 - 10:38 pm | Permalink

    You have to get the hole on the top of the door lock actuator lined up with the little metal bracket (or hook) inside the door,then the bottom of the alternator should pop into place. The video will show the bracket to look for that’s up inside of the door. Hope this helps you out.

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