how do i verify whether a blower motor is bad, or the relay or the resistor on a 1996 Ford Explorer?

Asked by May 15, 2012 at 03:25 PM about the 1996 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XL 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Air will not blow through the front vents BUT will blow in the back seat console vents.   the blower motor door appears to close when i turn the knob to 'air, defrost ' or any other setting except ac/max and it opens.  When i turn the knob to the off position the door opens.  The biggest problem is why the air is not going through the front vents?   There's only 1 blower motor right?  and it's located in the engine compartment on the passenger side?  if the blower motor wasn't working how could air be making it to the back vents?

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get an electrical tester and test for power at the motor when its switched on. if it has power but doesnt turn, bad motor. sounds more like a door issue though. meaning the doors in the hvac unit not directing properly.

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Theres a seperate blower motor for the rear ac. i am having the same issue. replaced both fuses, one inside, one in the distribution box. Its blower motor or relay is what autozone told me.

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My 1999 Ford Explorer started toda y cuy off ejem i rap motor it comes on nos traes winnig. Sound it etíopes completely back. Working good should i replace

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