No air coming from Front Vents

PirateChic
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Asked by PirateChic Aug 10, 2014 at 09:24 PM about the 1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XLT 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Here's a run down of events leading up to this.  Maybe 2 years ago, heat and air worked fabulously.  Then one day, MAX setting on cold air stopped working, but all other settings continues to work.  Maybe a few months after, no air came through the front vents - it only came from the defrost vents (when set on defrost).  Now, no air (hot or cold) comes from from vents or defroster.  Heat/air only work from rear vents.
I think you can hear some kind of vacuum noise when you turn the air unit on - it kind of sounds like air coming out of a small balloon.  I got under the hood and checked all the hoses and they looked ok.  I did the spray with water test too and the hoses passed.
I have read and watched videos about possible fixes til I can't see straight.  Does anyone know what might be going on?  I'd really like to try to fix this myself or at least have a general idea of what needs to happen to get this corrected.  Thanks for light you can shed on my issue!

3 Answers

Deathjam4
905

sounds like a bad blender door ill send you a link to a video with a some what simalur issue might help might not its almsot 1000 $ to fix and replace the whole air system or part at the dealer *they remove your whole dash to do it.*

Deathjam4
905

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvuPzf0wjEg

Deathjam4
905

http://forums.edmunds.com/discussion/6483/ford/explorer/ford-explorer-air-conditioner-and-heater-problems/p2 Is also fairly informative

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