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Old 04-17-2009, 09:36   #1 (permalink)
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Help, please advise how to get into the heater core and blend door on '98.

I've got no temp control (manual) system. Rear works fine. My Chilton manual is very vague on how to get into the area. Anyone have some step by step instructions on how to get into where the blend door is? Also, are the heater core hoses accessable from the engine compartment (for flushing) or does half of the engine need to be dismantled to get to them?

I really need to get this done tomorrow (Saturday), so any help is greatly apprecaited).

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Old 04-17-2009, 20:14   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Help, please advise how to get into the heater core and blend door on '98.

Go to AutoZone.com | Get In The Zone! and sign up for a free account, enter your vehicle info & look through their repair guides in the repair info section. They have a lot of step by step info.
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Thanks for the AutoZone info. I've printed out a few documents and will start it this week (other honeydews got in the way this weekend!).

Thanks again. Gordon
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Your Welcome. Be sure to post back and let us know how it went.
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No luck folks. The AutoZone info is exactly the same as the Chilton info. The Chilton has about 12 steps for the F250, and 4 for the Expedition. There is no place that tells you how to remove the center console which obviously has to be removed first. So I am stuck (most of the F250 info would apply if I could get the center console out). Is there anyone out there with a 97-99 Eddie Bauer that has had a problem with their blender door? I'd really appreciate some help (I'll make a separate post for the center console in case someone else has taken it out for another reason).

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Re: Help, please advise how to get into the heater core and blend door on '98.

This is covered very very well in this video, I can now do it in 5 hours. The first time took me 7.

A great tool to have is a flexible (hard to find) strong hand driver with a 1/4 inch socket adapter on the end, this saves ALOT of time. Kinda like a long flexble screw driver basicaly but adapts to 1/4 inc


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Wow, Im having a problem with my blend air door. After watching that video...Im not at all looking forward to repairing it. That was a pretty good video though!
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Hey didnt someone have a very detailed write up on this other than the video?
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Well, after seeing the video, I've now put this off for three years!! But I'm really tired of it so I'd be interested if anyone does have a detailed write up that goes with the video. Also, do you have to remove the door trim and the doors (or did I not understand correctly)? Also, I was told previously that if the blender door is broken (the arm), then you go in one way, but if it is the blender actuator, you have to go in another way. I'd hate to go in one way and then find out it was the wrong way. Any ideas on how to check if it is a broken door or a broken actuator? Or any way to manually force it one way or the other (I'd go as far to force it cold during the summer and force it hot in the winter just to not have to go through all of this. :-)

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