Clicking sound

Asked by Mar 22, 2019 at 09:00 AM about the 2004 Ford Explorer

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2004 Ford explorer. I noticed a
clicking sound when the heater is off. But
when it is on it will not blow heated air it will
blow cold air... what do I need to do

2 Answers

55,835

The ductwork has blend doors that move to get the temperature to the vent where you want it. The blend door that throttles hot/cold is sticking because the door actuator is defective. You may have noticed a tapping sound under the dash from a defective actuator. Try a spray lubricant on the actuator, or remove it to see if there's a broken sprocket. Might need replacing. It's not a difficult fix.

40,360

The actuator Ed92626 is speaking of is a simple electric motor made of plastic. When one tooth breaks off the gear, it clicks. When enough teeth break off, the blend door will not move. Check the net for videos concerning the blend door actuator. There are tons of them.

Your Answer:

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 1,981 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $1,000.

Postal Code:

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    18,970
  • #2
    TransAm77
    Reputation
    4,720
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    4,260
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealersTM

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Expedition
12 Great Deals out of 555 listings starting at $6,888
Used Ford F-150
128 Great Deals out of 13,081 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
20 Great Deals out of 1,086 listings starting at $4,900
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
74 Great Deals out of 5,051 listings starting at $3,495
Used Dodge Durango
28 Great Deals out of 1,114 listings starting at $8,900
Used Toyota Highlander
23 Great Deals out of 1,619 listings starting at $5,499
Used Ford Escape
121 Great Deals out of 8,153 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota 4Runner
23 Great Deals out of 761 listings starting at $5,995
Used Honda Pilot
29 Great Deals out of 1,189 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Yukon
16 Great Deals out of 1,311 listings starting at $4,490
Used Nissan Pathfinder
29 Great Deals out of 1,321 listings starting at $5,490
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
90 Great Deals out of 14,560 listings starting at $3,995

Used Cars for Sale

2020 Ford Explorer For Sale
13 listings starting at $54,299
2019 Ford Explorer For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 781 listings starting at $1,000
2018 Ford Explorer For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 201 listings starting at $31,676
2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 270 listings starting at $24,495
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 180 listings starting at $9,990

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.