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#2268 of 3012 2002 Ford Taurus SEL Climate Control Malfunction
Mar 02, 2006 (1:31 pm)
About a week ago, the climate control system (heat/defroster/AC), regardless of the temperature setting (automatic or manual) is currently putting out air roughly the temperature of the sunny side of the planet Mercury. At first I thought the problem was only confined to the Air Conditioning as it was producing only hot air. I soon discovered that the heater/defroster was unaffected by any change in the temperature setting. It seems like the temperature control is stuck on the maximum setting.
I have since found Technical Service Bulletin #02236 dated 11/25/2002 the summary of which states:
CLIMATE CONTROL - ERRATIC OPERATION OF THE
COOL/WARM FUNCTION OF THE TEMPERATURE
CONTROL SYSTEM - REPAIR PROCEDURE FOR
STRATIFICATION (SECONDARY) TEMPERATURE
The complete text to this TSB makes references to Workshop Manual sections 501-12 and 412-04. It lists the part number as 3F1Z-19D842-AA and states the repair should take about 3 hours which includes removing and reinstalling the instrument panel.
Please excuse my ignorance, but is this a repair that someone of modest mechanical abilities (me) could attempt to do? On another repair forum, I was told "yes it's a relatively simple repair". Yet, on another repair forum, I was told this is a very complex task involving recharging the a/c, removing the entire dash and heater core. Obviously I'm a tad confused and from what I gleaned about having a shop do the repair, I'm looking at over $600.
If this is indeed something I could attempt, where could I find the appropriate instructions or workshop manual(s), either printed or on CD?
Thanks for any help that you might be able to supply.
#2269 of 3012 Re: egr valve [igggie]
Mar 02, 2006 (4:46 pm)
Here you go. Hope this helps
Mar 02, 2006 (5:15 pm)
What does revving the engine while in park do to the engine?? Also, my emergency brake light is on constantly. It used to only go on while I accelerated or when I turned or when I was stopped but it seems to be on all the time now. What could be the problem?
#2271 of 3012 Re: brown coolant [e_net_rider]
Mar 02, 2006 (7:50 pm)
Hey, just curious if you know anything about Ford Taurus Tranny's. I have a 2001 SEL Double OH and blew the Tranny at 180,000 miles. I found one at a junk yard, but it is for a column shift and mine is a floor shift. Everything else is the same, except for the shifter location. Will that tranny still work? I would almost think that it would only be a linkage issue and being that mine is on the floor and I have all hardware, I would be able to switch it over without a problem. HELP!!
#2272 of 3012 Replacing Taurus Tranny
Mar 02, 2006 (7:53 pm)
I have a 2001 Taurus SEL with DHC. I travel all over the country and put over 50K a year on it. I blew the tranny this week at 180K and need to replace it quick. Mine is a floor shift and the tranny that I found is a column. The cars are exactly the same, with the exception of the shifter location. Are the tranny's the same other wise and can I use this tranny with my hardware?
#2273 of 3012 2001 taurus front drivers wheel lose
Mar 03, 2006 (6:08 am)
wife noticed a noise checked it out front wheel seems like it is about to come off. any ideas? also anybody have a link to see a view of that assembly. would it be easy to fix? thank you all
Mar 03, 2006 (12:27 pm)
I am also having this exact problem with my 98 Sable. Have you been able to find the cause of this yet? Thanks,
#2275 of 3012 Wal Mart oil change fubar
Mar 04, 2006 (12:40 pm)
I posted this in wrong section i believe earlier....
Hi iam new to site and looking for advice. About 3 weeks ago my wife took car to walmart for oil change.02' Ford Tauras..24 valve doh cam 54,000 miles. They double gasketed the filter(left old one on). Wife drove around town and car lost 5 of the 6 quarts of oil. Wal Mart knows they did this as they left message on machine saying we needed to contact them as soon as possible..oil trail out of their bay. Now I have low compression in a cylinder. They have set me up with rental car and and authorized dealer to find root of problem to see if the cause is due to the loss of oil. My question is, if the car ran perfect before the oil change fubar, and now I have a bad cylinder, can they deny their mess up dint cause the problem. Also, what else could be ready to explode inside the motor if all they do is fix this problem. Thanks for advice.
P.S. They are admitting they are at fault of double gasket, I have receipt documenting it with manager signature.
#2276 of 3012 Re: Wal Mart oil change fubar [buckeye1872]
Mar 05, 2006 (4:45 am)
You are entitled to a NEW engine, not a remanufactured or a rebuilt engine. I would accept nothing less! They damaged your vehicle let them correct the problem. While you are waiting for a determination of this issue, I would also seek advice from your family attorney. Prior planning will prevent poor performance on your part with regards to dealing with Wal-Mart. You can be sure, that they have turned this issue over to their legal department. ---- Best regards. ---Dwayne
#2277 of 3012 Windows out of comission...
Mar 06, 2006 (3:57 am)
Greetings all. I'm assuming that this is the 12-step Taurus support group??? LOL...had to get that in...
Seriously. I have a 1998 Taurus with with non-operating windows. This is a problem that manifested itself gradually. It started with one or two windows not functioning. It was intermittent. It gradually got worse. Eventually, I started hearing this rattling noise like a relay going bad, then the windows quite alltogether.
I changed the window fuse under the dash, but I am told there is an all-powerful window regulator that controls all the windows - oh and I'm told it's behind the glove compartment.
Can I get to this? Is it something I can get from Auto Zone and change myself?
Also - Is this linked somehow to the courtesy lights? I noticed that the courtesy lights would not go off right before this problem started.