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#1646 of 3012 Automatic climate controls in Ford Taurus 99'
Jun 14, 2005 (9:27 pm)
This may seem like an odd thing to do, but oh well...
I have a 1999 Ford Taurus SE and right now it has mechanical climate controls (you know the dials). I got a new unit on e-bay that has automatic electronic climate controls and I want to install it in my car. Of course the hookups are not the same, which is my problem. The only cable that will hookup to it is the one that also controls the audio functions. The controls will power up but they will not ACTUALLY control the climate control system because there is supposed to be another wire that goes to it.
I called up the Ford people and they said nothing can be done, but im adventerous and dont really care if I have to tear some stuff apart to install this thing. So if anyone has every done this before or heard of this thing before that would be very helpful. Thanks!!!
Jun 15, 2005 (8:57 am)
I don't thi˝k that conversion will work without some stuff in the middle somewhere. If it would have, I would have converted one of my Explorers a few years ago.
#1648 of 3012 Re: Automatic climate controls in Ford Taurus 99' [jpszink]
Jun 15, 2005 (9:04 am)
You're in for a lot more work than you bargained for. I followed the progress on another website and there's a LOT MORE to it than just replacing the control head. This has been some time ago and I don't remember all the particulars, but I do remember the individual never did get the system to work right and reinstalled the original controls.
#1649 of 3012 Transaxle troubles
Jun 15, 2005 (7:16 pm)
My 2002 Sable has been flashing the transaxle warning light at me off and on for months now. I've done a little research, and it sounds like an expensive repair ($1000+). I am thinking of just selling the car and getting something different. Does anyone know anything about this, or have had troubles with this before? I'd really hate to sell such a great car!
#1650 of 3012 Re: Rear brakes dragging [wpanic]
Jun 16, 2005 (5:13 am)
"I replaced the rear calipers since I could not move the pistons back to reload the pads."
Did you try using the tool required to rotate the piston back down the parking brake jackscrew built into the caliper? Did you verify that the slots in the pistons lined up with the pins on the back of the inboard pads when installing?
"I've read others talking about deteriorating brake lines causing rear brakes to drag.... How, exactly, does that happen?
The flex hoses deteriorate internally, causing a flap of rubber to separate and form a one way check valve in the hose. Pretty common on that era Taurus. Easy to diagnose, raise the vehicle, apply and release the brake pedal, check for free rotation of the wheel. If tight to turn, crack open the bleeder screw to releive any residual pressure. If the wheel now turns freely, suspect a bad hose.
#1651 of 3012 1998 Sable Shift Problem
Jun 17, 2005 (6:13 am)
I got in this AM and Gear shift would move but was not shifting out of park into other gears, reverse, OD, etc. Would this suggest a cable/linkage break or something more serious? No warning at all, went into park last night just fine.
#1652 of 3012 climate control fan problem
Jun 17, 2005 (8:22 pm)
I have a 93 Taurus, and the automatic climate control fan no longer operates at variable speeds. It's either off or high speed. It basically only blows in 'auto' and I have to have the fan control knob all the way in the 'high' position. What part of the fan control needs replaced? I heard there's some kind of resistor that might be replaced to fix the problem. Any suggestions?
#1653 of 3012 Re: climate control fan problem [kjsmith78]
Jun 18, 2005 (1:20 am)
Sounds like the blower speed control module is defective. Pretty common problem. They're a bit pricey but usually available at recycling yards. It's attached to the AC evaporator housing with 2 screws, access is through the glove box opening after disengaging the stops and letting the glove box door swing down. Make sure the aspirator hose is re-connected to keep it cool.
#1654 of 3012 Re: 1998 Sable Shift Problem [jamann]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 18, 2005 (9:16 am)
Brake safety switch sounds like.
#1655 of 3012 '96 Taurus Windows/Locks not working
Jun 18, 2005 (11:39 am)
Recently my taurus windows and locks quit working (all of them). My husband and I checked the first obvious thing which was the fuses (being since they are also on the same fuse) but this isn't it.
The next thing we are wondering is if there could be a hidden fuse someplace or if the master control in the door could be dead.
Anyone had any experience with this?