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Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by J8McMahon, November 23, 2017.

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  1. J8McMahon

    J8McMahon New Member

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    Whenever I come into my 1998 explorer in the morning, there is particles of dirt and stuff on the top of the dash and just generally in the car, also leaves and crud always spray out of the vents. Anything I can do to stop all of this? Also the dirt appears even if the top is clean when I leave it, and I come back and its dirty again...
     
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  3. lobo411

    lobo411 Active Member

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    Your blower motor compartment is full of leaves. Remove the coolant overflow/windshield fluid tank, then remove the blower motor, and clean out the compartment.
     
  4. LoquetusofBorg

    LoquetusofBorg "Resistance is Futile" Elite Explorer

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    Yup, What he said.
    Loquetus
     
  5. koda2000

    koda2000 Explorer Addict

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    ^ Ditto
     
  6. J_C

    J_C Well-Known Member

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    While I too would guess leaves in the blower duct, something doesn't add up. How can it accumulate while the vehicle is off and clean when you last left it? Is it possible someone has access to it and is playing a joke on you by stuffing the vents with crushed leaves?
     
  7. koda2000

    koda2000 Explorer Addict

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    Personally, I prefer to stuff a dead fish in the cowl vent.
     
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  8. LoquetusofBorg

    LoquetusofBorg "Resistance is Futile" Elite Explorer

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    Could be it has been there for a little while and has now decided to spew it's contents. Could be a mouse problem, for there nest. There is no filter on the cab side of the breather, (at least on mine), so you could easily suck in dirt particles there and blow them through out the cab. Leaf build up takes a little time and it just may be time to clean it. Of course there is the outside holes for the air to contend with, (around the fan). It does not take long to take that stuff off under the hood, if you milk it maybe an hour, if you just get er done then maybe 20 minutes.
    Loquetus
     
  9. LoquetusofBorg

    LoquetusofBorg "Resistance is Futile" Elite Explorer

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    Would you have a cat problem...hehehe
     
  10. J8McMahon

    J8McMahon New Member

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    No, no problems with pranksters. But it might be that the blowers are full of leaves, i'll try cleaning it, and follow up with the result. Thanks!
     
  11. J_C

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    You might also take your blower motor resistor or transistor module (same part location, which it is depends on whether manual or auto climate control) off the firewall to make sure there's no built up leaves/debris on it because they are prone to heat failure and need the airflow in that duct to keep them cool enough.
     
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    If you really want to open up your work area, pull the wheel and fender liner. Good access.
     
  13. shucker1

    shucker1 Elite Explorer

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    Shrimp fit easier...

    Not that I've done it, someone told me...
     

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