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#19 of 72 '08 Taurus heater question
Dec 02, 2008 (12:37 pm)
When it's cold outside, and I want to warm the car up quickly, the "auto" setting does not cause the fans to blow hard - barely at all in fact. I can't find a manual setting that makes air blow rapidly into the interior of the car either, just on defrost. The fans will blow hard when cooling on a/c - just not on heat. Anyone know whether this is intended, or if I have a problem?
#20 of 72 Re: '08 Taurus heater question [jontyrees]
Dec 02, 2008 (8:49 pm)
Our Honda with Auto Climate Control wouldn't blow heat hard until the car was warmed up (meaning the temp coming from the heater wouldn't be warm enough to actually heat the interior).
Is this it?
#21 of 72 Re: '08 Taurus heater question [jontyrees]
Dec 02, 2008 (8:54 pm)
Pretty sure the Auto feature doesn't run the fan faster because it's not going to warm the car up any faster until the engine has properly warmed up. Once the engine temp is high enough to do some good, wa la the fan speeds up.
Mine does the same thing so pretty sure it's doing it as intended and you don't have a problem. I like the Auto temp feature a lot. You set it to a temperature you like and rarely have to mess with it after that.
#22 of 72 Re: '08 Taurus heater question [bobber1]
Dec 03, 2008 (6:39 am)
I think the fan speed is dependent on the temperature differential - the difference between the existing car temperature and the setting. So, you could increase the fan speed by turning up the setting (or lowering it for cooling) if this difference is small. As the temperature approaches the desired setting, the fan will slow down.
#23 of 72 Re: '08 Taurus heater question [ronsmith38]
Dec 03, 2008 (9:12 am)
Thanks all - I figured it might be intended to stop me from just blowing a ton of cold air into the cabin. BTW, almost 10k miles in and I really like this car. Wish I had a later production run, as I don't have the Synch, but it's not that big a deal.
#24 of 72 Re: '08 Taurus heater question [jontyrees]
Dec 03, 2008 (9:15 am)
Glad we could help!
My folks are loving their new Taurus (6,000 miles, bought in June). And yes, they have Sync and LOVE it.
#25 of 72 Re: Front End Suspension Noise [thegraduate]
Dec 08, 2008 (5:01 pm)
There is a TSB (technical service bulletin) out for this problem. It requires lubing the strut bushing, its a quick fix.
#26 of 72 Re: Front End Suspension Noise [7milehi]
Dec 08, 2008 (6:22 pm)
Thanks for taking the time to reply!
#27 of 72 Re: New Sable [keithm1]
Dec 14, 2008 (2:29 pm)
My dealer is proposing the same repair on my '08 Sable Premier. How did yours work out? I was told there was no service bulletin for this problem. Thanks for posting this problem... My concerns were the same as yours...
#28 of 72 1999 Ford Taurus Problem
Jan 19, 2009 (12:23 pm)
I have a 1999 Ford Taurus Wagon. To avoid a wreck I put the car into reverse from drive and accelerated hard. The tires squeaked and all of the sudden the car made a grinding noise. When I put it up it into any other gear it made the same noise. I can only put it in park or neutral. When I jacked it up onto stands and put it in drive it makes the grinding noise only when my foot is on the brake. When I release the brake the wheels spin. I was thinking the problem could be a broken halfshaft either on the left or right side, but I am not sure. If you are experienced and have any knowledge on this please post back.