Ford Mustang (1999-2004) Service Manual: Heating and Defrosting

The heating and defrosting system has the following features:

  • Controls the temperature and, during A/C operation, reduces the relative humidity of the air inside the vehicle.
  • Delivers heated or cooled air to maintain the vehicle interior temperature and comfort level.
  • Controls the A/C blower motor speed.
  • Cooling or heating can be adjusted to maintain the desired temperature.
  • System uses a reheat method to provide conditioned air to the passenger compartment.
  • The blower motor (19805) draws outside air through the air inlet duct from just below the windshield during all system operations except for MAX A/C cooling (when recirculated air is used).
  • All airflow from the blower motor passes through the A/C evaporator core (19860).
  • The temperature is then regulated by reheating a portion of the air and blending it with the remaining cool air to the desired temperature.
  • The temperature blending is varied by the air temperature control door, which regulates the amount of air that flows through and around the heater core (18476), where it is then mixed and distributed.

Heater Core

Heater Core

The heater core (18476) consists of fins and tubes arranged to extract heat from the engine coolant and transfer it to air passing through the heater core.

Blower Motor

Blower Motor

The A/C blower motor (19805 ) pulls air from the air inlet and forces it into the plenum assembly where it is mixed and distributed.

Heater Hoses

Heater Hoses

NOTE: The heater water hoses connect to the heater core using quick disconnect couplers. The couplers are an integral part of the hose assemblies and cannot be separately serviced.

The heater water hoses (18472) provide a flexible connection between the engine and cooling system allowing hot water to travel from the engine to the heater core.

    Heating and Ventilation
    General Specifications Torque Specifications ...

    Blower Motor
    Removal 1. Disconnect the jumper wire. 2. Disconnect the main harness. 3. Remove the screws. 4. Separate the cover from the motor. 5. Separate the motor from the housing. 6. Disconnect the j ...

    Other materials:

    Crankshaft Runout
    Special Tool(s) Dial Indicator Gauge with Holding Fixture 100-002 (TOOL-4201-C) or equivalent 1. NOTE: Crankshaft main bearing journals must be within specifications before checking runout. Use the Dial Indicator Gauge with Holding Fixtur ...

    Disc
    Removal 1. Remove the front disc brake caliper anchor plate (2B292). For additional information, refer to Brake Caliper Anchor Plate in this section. 2. Match mark the hub (1104) and the brake disc (1125). 3. If necessary, remove and discard the kee ...

    Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor - Cobra
    Removal and Installation 1. Disconnect the intake air temperature (IAT) sensor. 2. Disconnect the breather hose. 3. Disconnect the vacuum hose. 4. Loosen the clamps and remove the air cleaner outlet pipe. 5. CAUTION: The mass air flow (MAF) sensor ho ...