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2001 Explorer EB ATC Blend Door Actuator confusion

koda2000

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Ok, sorry to bring this up again, but... It's supposed to get into the mid 80's this week in GA and I've decided that I should go ahead and replace my stripped blend door actuator (auto-temp-control/EATC 2001 Explorer Eddie Bauer 5.0L w/rear air).

In redoing my previous research I again find myself looking at this Motorcraft part on PartsGreek. As with my previous research I can't find an actuator that has the identical part number as my old unit. I also see actuators that have, what appears to be, a snap-in tray attached to them, which may be removable, but IDK. I've looked on RockAuto, Advance, Autozone, eBay and Amazon.

The Ford part numbers on the sticker on first actuator shown below read:
F87H-19E694-AB
236 11249122
ATC

The Ford part numbers on the sticker on my old actuator read:
F87H-19E616-AB
242 237002
ATC

If no one and confirm or deny that the below actuator will work, I'm just going to order it and keep my fingers crossed that it will work. If it does I'll be ordering a second one for my 2000 Mountaineer as well.

Motorcraft Air Flap Actuator
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Our List Price:$39.33

Quantity:
(7) In Stock
Part Number: 5263-05241519
Notes: HVAC Heater Blend Door Actuator -- With Auto Temperature Control
Condition: New
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The other Motorcraft actuator listed on PartsGeek looks very similar but the "Notes" say something different... is there a second blend door actuator in the console for the rear air?

Motorcraft Air Flap Actuator
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Our List Price:$56.33

Quantity:
(4) In Stock
Part Number: 5263-05238312
Notes: HVAC Heater Blend Door Actuator -- Located on Blower in Console, With Aux Unit.
Condition: New
 


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koda2000

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F87H-19E694-AB is the correct one.

Thank you. I guess the old part number was superseded. I'm not used to seeing genuine Motorcraft parts so relatively inexpensive.
 








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Them are fun to install....:)

Only if you plan on reinstalling the rear screw (which I may not bother with). The front 2 screws are easy enough to reinstall, and where is the actuator going to go? I figure gravity is in my favor.
 




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Only if you plan on reinstalling the rear screw (which I may not bother with). The front 2 screws are easy enough to reinstall, and where is the actuator going to go? I figure gravity is in my favor.

Hah...I have done that a time or two...doesn't the back also 'snap' in place into a vertical rivet? i always try to pick these up from JY when they are easily accessible.
 




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Hah...I have done that a time or two...doesn't the back also 'snap' in place into a vertical rivet? i always try to pick these up from JY when they are easily accessible.

No, the actuator just engages the blend door on the back. I guess Ford eventually figured out that these actuators were a PITA to change, because they later attached them to a tray that appears to just snap into place.
 




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my new one doen't wprk either

2001 Mercuy Mountianer is there a wiring diagram so I can check the swith or ????? I took the old one apart and it worked sand gears were good. thanks
 




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my new one doen't wprk either

2001 Mercuy Mountianer is there a wiring diagram so I can check the swith or ????? I took the old one apart and it worked sand gears were good. thanks

1. Did you purchase the right actuator for your system (automatic or manual)? They look the same externally, but are very different internally.

2. If you have the automatic system (EATC) have you run the EATC diagnostics to reset the EATC and access error codes?

i don't believe a wiring diagram will help you much as I believe all the wires to the blend door actuator go back to the EATC module. If you can hear/feel the actuator moving you likely have a broken blend door. Other than "blending heat" the blend door has nothing to do with the A/C compressor running.
 




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the actuator in my 1998 just snaps in place; maybe into a tray on the top of the box. I felt very lucky it didn't bolt down!
 




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