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couple tips for blend door repair/replacement

Well, I finally got around to fixing my broken blend door. It was a bit of a pain, but successful in the end. The quick and easy fix found here wouldn't work for me. I had to replace the door with a new one. First off, I recommend that the part that the actuator clips to be removed. It is bolted on using 3 screws. This allows a smidge more clearance. You can see things better, too. I cut a hole in the bottom of the plenum like they did here . Believe it or not, the new door will fit through there. Then, I cut a hole in the front of the plenum like they did here only much smaller. Just enough to be able to see the seam and to insert a screwdriver to pry up on. Probably, the most difficult part was getting my old blend door out. I finally decided it would be easier to break it to get it out. I snapped the shaft part in half using a pair of channel lock pliers. I found that inserting the new blend door into the bottom pivot point first gave more clearance than putting top end in first. Use a long screwdriver to pry up on plenum seam to give enough clearance to insert top blend door into actuator hole. I carefully taped the removed part of plenum with aluminum tape making sure clearance for blend door operation was kept. Aluminum tape is supppose to hold up to hvac temps. Working Perfect!!
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Nice repair and great write-up.

You may want to submit this as a How-To.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ead.php?t=8096
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https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ead.php?t=8095
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Good job!
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How much did you pay for the replacement parts? I just happen to have the whole assembly laying in my garage!
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How much did you pay for the replacement parts? I just happen to have the whole assembly laying in my garage!
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I bought mine at O'reilly auto parts for $10.73. It seems many auto parts stores can order this item using part #76807. It comes with the blend door for the Ranger, a different blend door (for Taurus?), and some metal plates (believe also used for Taurus).
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How much did you pay for the replacement parts? I just happen to have the whole assembly laying in my garage!
does it include the blend door actuator? if it does, does it say ATC on it or MAN?
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does it include the blend door actuator? if it does, does it say ATC on it or MAN?
No, actuator isn't included. Nice truck,btw.
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does it include the blend door actuator? if it does, does it say ATC on it or MAN?
No, actuator isn't included. Nice truck,btw.
i was asking Tim (Needforspeed) if his had the blend door actuator.....

thanks for the comment....

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i was asking Tim (Needforspeed) if his had the blend door actuator.....

thanks for the comment....

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Oops, I need to read a bit closer, and thanks for the tip. Since I have your attention, I've been curious about your outside mirrors. Most replacement mirrors don't list '98 and up as a fit for '97 and down. Did they bolt up without mods? I would like to get rid of my flag mirrors sometime.
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Oops, I need to read a bit closer, and thanks for the tip. Since I have your attention, I've been curious about your outside mirrors. Most replacement mirrors don't list '98 and up as a fit for '97 and down. Did they bolt up without mods? I would like to get rid of my flag mirrors sometime.
those are not aftermarket replacements.....they are 2007 Ford Ranger mirrors....

here is the write up i did on installing them on any Ranger from '93+....
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=41395
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those are not aftermarket replacements.....they are 2007 Ford Ranger mirrors....

here is the write up i did on installing them on any Ranger from '93+....
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=41395
Thanks for the link. Great job.
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Its not too difficult to get Maurice's attention. Attention seems to bring itself to him.
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Its not too difficult to get Maurice's attention. Attention seems to bring itself to him.
gee thanks.....
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