97 2.3 AC blowing hot air


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I have a 97 2.3 2wd model. I just replaced a lot of the AC components, since they were either old or leaking. I properly vacuumed and then charged the AC lines. I added 1lb 5oz of Freon, and 3oz of a Freon/oil mix. To me, it feels like the heater blend door is going bad. The actuator does work, I pulled it out and confirmed that. Is there an easy way to pull out the actual blend door itself and see if it’s stuck? I’m not pulling my dash, but I’m not opposed to cutting parts of the underside. Any help, or maybe something I’m missing, would be appreciated!

Edit: Should’ve clarified. I can hear my compressor engaging, for about 35 seconds, and then disengaging. My last ranger did the same thing, so I’m assuming that’s normal.
 
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Are the AC lines by the heater box getting COLD, and the AC box itself where evaporator is should be getting cold with AC on
Images here of heater box and where evaporator is: https://ww2-secure.justanswer.com/uploads/lostrider/2010-06-19_134714_1.gif

With AC on there should be some cycling but not alot, could be one of the pressure switches is cutting off compressor, but 30second on should be enough to feel COLD lines

Yes, you can fold down glove box and cut a hole to manually move the blend door or "see it move" with actuator control

Google: Ford ranger blend door fix images

There are pictures on where to cut.


The actuator may be working but the slot in the blend door is broken
Info here: https://www.therangerstation.com/Magazine/Summer2009/blend-door.htm
 
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Are the AC lines by the heater box getting COLD, and the AC box itself where evaporator is should be getting cold with AC on
Images here of heater box and where evaporator is: https://ww2-secure.justanswer.com/uploads/lostrider/2010-06-19_134714_1.gif

With AC on there should be some cycling but not alot, could be one of the pressure switches is cutting off compressor, but 30second on should be enough to feel COLD lines

Yes, you can fold down glove box and cut a hole to manually move the blend door or "see it move" with actuator control

Google: Ford ranger blend door fix images

There are pictures on where to cut.


The actuator may be working but the slot in the blend door is broken
Info here: https://www.therangerstation.com/Magazine/Summer2009/blend-door.htm
Yeah, they’re ice cold. Which I’m assuming is good? I’m gonna go ahead and just cut into there and see if it’s the blend door.
 


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