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Old 09-21-2010, 03:59 PM
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Default My 1996 Ranger only blows hot air thru the vents

I just acquired a high mileage 1996 Ranger and a lot of the time, it only blows hot air thru the vents, regardless of the temperature setting or the AC setting. Where would be the best place to start looking? Thanks for your help!
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:01 PM
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Default Re: My 1996 Ranger only blows hot air thru the vents

I think maybe I have the blend door problem. Has anyone tried the heatertreater fix?
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:58 PM
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Default Re: My 1996 Ranger only blows hot air thru the vents

I just purchased my truck and it has the same problem.
If you find out anything please post.
I will post here if I figure it out also.

I fixed the interior dome light issue with the tip I found in these forums.
Just had to clean and lubricate door latches.
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Default Re: My 1996 Ranger only blows hot air thru the vents

recharge your a/c
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:15 AM
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Default Re: My 1996 Ranger only blows hot air thru the vents

It blows hot in all modes so I don't think its the ac. I took off the blend door actuator in the glove box and it feels like the blend door hinge is broken. I am going to get a heatertreater.net kit and try that and let you know.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:30 PM
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I just acquired a high mileage 1996 Ranger and a lot of the time, it only blows hot air thru the vents, regardless of the temperature setting or the AC setting. Where would be the best place to start looking? Thanks for your help!
did you ever find a fix ? I have the same problem thanks Joe
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:55 AM
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Default Re: My 1996 Ranger only blows hot air thru the vents

Yes, I bought and installed a heater treater and that fixed it. I did have a broken blend door.
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Default Re: My 1996 Ranger only blows hot air thru the vents

can you see the actuator from underneath the passenger side wheel?
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Old 03-16-2011, 04:04 AM
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Default Re: My 1996 Ranger only blows hot air thru the vents

I didn't look there but I could see the broken blend door after cut a hole underneath the dashboard, as described in the heater treater instructions.
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did you ever find a fix ? I have the same problem thanks Joe
i have the same problem on my 96 ranger and cant find what the problem is
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:04 AM
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Default Re: My 1996 Ranger only blows hot air thru the vents

I had the same problem and I was able to purchase just a blend door from O'Rielleys. The part was only about 12 dollars.
I looked into the heater theater kit but it was alot more money. I viewed a video from their website and used there instructions to cut out the old blend door. The piece I cut out to replace the blend door I duct taped back into place. The duct tape didnt hold very well so I used some aluminum duct tape it had a real good adhesive and has held for about 14 months now.
Then I charged the ac and have cool ac in the summer and good heat in the winter.
This is a good time to fix this, it to me a couple of hours but the cool ac was well worth laying up side down on the passenger floor.
If you search this forum for blend door fix it will give you some good instructions.
Then search the internet for a video of how to cut the bottom for the heater core housing to replace the blend door.
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