Heat blows on the passenger side 2008 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer 6cyl 140k

2008 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer

Heat blows on the passenger side

heat blows on the passenger side, cold air out of the vents on driver side when a/c is on. Sometimes works properly for a short time on trips to Atlanta from Jackson, MS. I can hear a screeching sound sometimes when turned on. No thumping though as I’ve seen in the u-tube videos. This is going on the last 1-2 years. Has 140,000 on the mileage. The noise is coming from behind the center console I think. Is there a right and separate left blend door mechanism? or just one? Does this mean the the right door actuator needs to be replaced? Or, the actual door? Or, both?


There are two separate temperature blend doors. one for the drivers side and on for the passenger side.

Temperature Blend Door Actuator — RH, EATC

blend door actuator 2008 Ford Explorer

Item Part Number Description
1 RH temperature blend door actuator electrical connector (part of 14401)
2 W701696 RH temperature blend door actuator screw (3 required)
3 19E616 RH temperature blend door actuator

Removal and Installation

  1. Remove the RH floor console finish panel.

blend door actuator location diagram 2008 Ford Explorer

  1. Lower the glove compartment.
  1. Disconnect the RH temperature blend door actuator electrical connector.
  1. Remove the 3 RH temperature blend door actuator screws.
  1. Remove the RH temperature blend door actuator.
  1. To install, reverse the removal procedure.