Engine-Codes - Lincoln - B11E7 LINCOLN

B11E7 LINCOLN - Air Distribution Damper Position Sensor Circuit

Repair Importance Level: 3/3
Repair Difficulty Level: 3/3  What is this?
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B11E7 LINCOLN Possible Causes

  • Faulty Air Distribution Damper Position Sensor
  • Air Distribution Damper Position Sensor harness is open or shorted
  • Air Distribution Damper Position Sensor circuit poor electrical connection
  • Faulty Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Module

How is the B11E7 LINCOLN code repair?

Start by checking the "Possible Causes" listed above. Visually inspect the related wiring harness and connectors. Check for damaged components and look for broken, bent, pushed out, or corroded connector's pins.

Tech Notes

B11E7:11 - Air Distribution Damper Position Sensor: Circuit Short to Ground
B11E7:15 - Air Distribution Damper Position Sensor: Circuit Short to Battery or Open

What is the cost to diagnose the B11E7 LINCOLN code

Labor: 1.0

The cost to diagnose the B11E7 LINCOLN code is 1.0 hour of labor. The auto repair labor rates vary widely across the country, and even within the same city. Most auto repairs shops charge between $75 and $150 per hour.

Possible Symptoms

  • Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)

B11E7 LINCOLN Meaning

To rotate the defrost/panel/floor mode door actuator, the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Module supplies voltage and ground to the defrost/panel/floor mode door actuator motor through the actuator motor circuits. To reverse the defrost/panel/floor mode door actuator rotation, the HVAC module reverses the voltage and ground circuits.
The defrost/panel/floor mode door actuator feedback resistor is supplied a 5-volt reference voltage and ground from the HVAC module. The HVAC module measures the resistance on the defrost/panel/floor mode door actuator feedback circuit to determine the defrost/panel/floor mode door actuator position by the position of the actuator feedback resistor wiper arm.
During an actuator calibration cycle, the HVAC module drives the defrost/panel/floor mode door until the door reaches both internal stops in the HVAC case. If the defrost/panel/floor mode door is temporarily obstructed or binding during a calibration cycle, the HVAC module may interpret this as the actual end of travel for the door. When this condition occurs and the HVAC module commands the actuator to its end of travel, the airflow may not be from the expected outlets.

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