I have a 1997 Ford Ranger. Problem: I have heat all the time. I have checked the temperature control it seems okay, as I can read a resistance change when moving the control. I think my trouble is in the door within the heater section under the dash. How do I split the under the dash plastic to see the door that work?
Dennis from Grinnell, IA
I think your problem is the door. I have taken my 97 to the dealer and an independent and they both quote the same problem and the approximate same price for repair, $600.00. The big expense is the capturing of the freon from the system; that has to be done before the repair is made. If anyone hears different please post. (11/23/2007)
I have a 1997 Ford Ranger which had the heating problem you are having. There is a small electric motor that sets on top of the heater box that was bad on mine. Also, the heater box where the motor attaches to the door (inside) the heater box was bad. There was no repair without removing the heater box. In removing the heater box the dash had to be partially removed in order to get the heater box out. Went to junk yard purchased a used one cost $75.00 plus I had someone to replace it, which cost $300.00. (11/25/2007)
Many Ford Ranger heater problems can be traced to broken blend doors. The HeaterTreater kit does a complete repair on the blend door malfunction that is common to 96-2004 Ford Rangers. Every Ranger in this range either has, or will have, this common failure. The kit can be found on eBay by searching "heatertreater" (one word). (05/14/2008)
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