Poor AC air flow after running - 2008 taurus limited
I have a weird AC and or air flow issue on a 2008 Taurus Limited. This has the dual zone automatic control.
On hot days (above about 85F), we noticed the air flow seems to stop or barely come out after driving a period of time…say about one hour. This is Auto or Manual on the control. You can turn up the fan and hear the blower increase but barely any flow anywhere. It sounds like it is blowing somewhere but not out any of the vents. We tried
• switching between vent, defrost, floor and still barely any flow
• turning he recirculation off and on
• turn the system off and on
Nothing helps once it reaches this point. The AC is working because the little air that come out is cold. He outside temperature looks correct. The only thing that has helped is to shut the car off and wait a period of time. I looked at the blend door actuators and the gears are in place and you don’t hear any clicking when the problem happens.
I took it into the dealer and the AC checked out, plenty of Freon, etc… they told us to bring it in when it happens again. Only problem is it tends to happen when we are on a trip and usually out of town.