when first started or ignition switch is turned on 2009 f...

Q: when first started or ignition switch is turned on 2009 ford expedition starts clicking noise in dashboard

asked by on December 14, 2017

when first started or ignition is turned on there is a somewhat loud clicking noise in dashboard behind radio area in middle of dash. clicks 3 to 4 times and repeats 2-3 times then goes away. sounds like when something gets stuck but everything works

My car has 98000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

That is most likely a malfunctioning component in the ventilation controls, such as an actuator or blend door. It’s actually not uncommon and thus there are quite a few reports of this "clicking". To resolve it requires a bit of disassembly. If you want a conclusive diagnostic and repair estimate, please schedule using YourMechanic’s HVAC system diagnostic service request page. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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