2008 Ford Ranger - only Ice cold air - no adjustment.
Hi, new to the forum, just bought a 2008 Ford Ranger & might have just figured out why they were selling, the temp control is not working, A/c blows ice cold, fan works at all speeds, etc. so that will be great all summer here in Texas, but I might want to get this fixed by December or so because obviously there will be no heat if it wont adjust from cold. Any tips or tricks? I am broke & will have to fix it myself, so all the help I can get will be greatly appreciated.
Any help here?? I think the dealer I bought it from is going to help me out, even though I bought it "as is" but I would like to have some kind of knowledge about it if possible. That's why I came here. I had an 05 Chevy Colorado for 7 years & the Colorado forum helped me out on many occasions. Was hoping this forum was going to be the same way. help a brotha out!!!
open the glove box, take out everything, squeez the sides to have it drop down out of the way.
shine a flashlight in at the black box. on the top of the box is a flat white/clear box, thats the blend door motor.
turn the truck on, turn your dash vents on.
now start on cold, and move the temp dial to hot while looking between the white/clear box and the black box. theres a small shaft that runs down between the two. if its not moving (moves very slow), its the blend door motor. if it is, its the blend door.
hope for your sake its the blend door motor. when replacing, there is one plug and 3 screws. it needs to go up, before it can come out. replace and reinstall.
06 Ranger XLT
5.5 Mid travel w/ 2.0 Fox Resi, Deaver F31 w/ 2.0's
8.8, 4.56's w/ Lock Right and 33's
McNeil Fenders and Bedsides
You have not indicated which position you have the control on. It sounds like you are guessing it will have not heat so you apparently have not tried it yet. If you are trying this in the Max A/C position, it will not control with the temperature controller. At least that is the way mine works. You need to put it in the normal A/C position and then it should control with the temperature controller.
If it does not control in the normal A/C or positions other than Max, you could also have a bad or disconnected temperature controller switch.
2002 FX4 Bright Red Supercab 4.0 SOHC, manual 5-spd & Tcase, 33" BFG MTs, K&N air filter, Modified air box inlet, Gibson SS cat. back exhaust, Bama flash, Hidden Hitch round receiver, Rear helper air springs, Electric trailer brake controller, Line-X bed liner, WAAG bar with KC lights and Wildernest shell.
Well, it's been a blazing hot summer here in Texas so I haven't messed with this till now, I dropped the glove box & shined a light in while turning from hot to cold & nothing moves between the little white box & big black box, so I guess I need to pull the dash trim around the controls & make sure the controller switch isn't disconnected or bad?
Just changed the blend door motor & I'm good to go now. Was not very hard at all to change, I did drop my 1/4" drive ratchet when almost done installing the new one (only one I had) and it fell back into never never land. I went next door & got my dads 1/4" ratchet to finish tightening & said the heck with it, the ratchet can stay. I taped an extension to my Dads ratchet so I didn't drop his back there too. LOL Thanks for the help Y'all, I would have had to take it to a mechanic without you.