Lincoln Aviator, Ford Explorer, Exp Sport, Exp Sport-Trac, Mercury Mountaineer 2000-2005

Blend Door Actuator


Removal & Installation

  1. Position the vehicle on a hoist with the gear selector in NEUTRAL.
  3. Remove the left-side quarter trim panel.
  5. Remove the parts in the order indicated in the following illustration and table.

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    Fig. Blend door actuator - auxiliary

    (1) Auxiliary line floor pan bracket nut (2 req'd)
    (2) Auxiliary housing bolt
    (3) Auxiliary housing bolt
    (4) Auxiliary housing nut
    (5) Auxiliary harness electrical connector
    (6) Blend door actuator electrical connector
    (7) Screw (3 req'd)
    (8) Blend door actuator


To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  3. Observe the following tightening specifications:

    Auxiliary line floor pan bracket nut (2 req'd), 71 inch lbs. (8 Nm)
    Auxiliary housing bolts, 62 inch lbs (7 Nm)
    Auxiliary housing nut, 62 inch lbs (7 Nm)