2003 Windstar with clicking/clunking noise in the dashboard

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Old 03-08-07, 09:53 AM
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2003 Windstar with clicking/clunking noise in the dashboard

About 3 days ago the van started with a clicking/clunking noise under the dashboard. The noise changes with temperature control changes and with fan motor speed changes and eventually goes away unless the controls are moved. Also, the temperature can be on hot and blow out cold air or on cold and blow out hot air, but if you move the controls around it eventually gets to the correct temperature. Any idea of what's going on and how to fix it?
 
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Old 03-08-07, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by windstarmom View Post
About 3 days ago the van started with a clicking/clunking noise under the dashboard. The noise changes with temperature control changes and with fan motor speed changes and eventually goes away unless the controls are moved. Also, the temperature can be on hot and blow out cold air or on cold and blow out hot air, but if you move the controls around it eventually gets to the correct temperature. Any idea of what's going on and how to fix it?
What you hear is the (blend door controll ) it has a small vaccumn controll that opens and closes this door.
It is located behind the radio center councle. You have to remove the radio it get at it.
With the radio out opperate the controll and lission for the noise. You can track it down and find this controll.
Go to the auto parts store and get a new one. Dont do this untill you have the old on in your hand as there are alot of these out there and need to match it with the old one.
 
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Old 03-08-07, 12:56 PM
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Is this something a do it your selfer can do or should it be taken to the dealer? If it's taken to the dealer what would you estimate their cost to be?
 
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Old 03-09-07, 11:37 AM
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Is this something a do it your selfer can do or should it be taken to the dealer? If it's taken to the dealer what would you estimate their cost to be?
That would depend on how skillful you are.Yes you can do it with simple tools.
It is not hard to replace, just a pain to get to it.
If you take it to the dealer, plan on spending about 60-120 bucks. If you try it yourself and you can do it plan on spending 30-40 doing it yourself.
 
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Old 03-10-07, 02:53 PM
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Blend Door Motor

Blend Door Motor (Electrical Motor). Like Goldwing said, behind to radio. 4 screws.
 
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