I was hoping you could advise me on a problem I'm having on a 99
Taurus. I bought it 'used' in March this year, and I guess I bought
someone else's headache.
I have the DOHC 24V engine. I was out driving today, and stopped at a
light. I put the car in park, jumped out to get something out of the
trunk, and when I got back in the car and put it back in drive, the
A/C cut out. It was blowing at 'high' speed, and literally just
quit. I tried both heat and air, and NOTHING blows out. I just had
it "recharged" two weeks ago.
We popped open the glove box, and checked for condensation, but
everything seemed dry. Still, my husband took the harness off,
waited a few seconds, then reconnected it to see if the blower would
restart. That didn't work. Then he disconnected the black/grey
connection and waited, then reconnected. No start. We replaced the
blower motor; no go. Replaced the resistor. Nothing. :evil:
Tested with a voltage meter, husband says he's got juice (not sure if
he really knows what he's looking at--he's good at cars, but not
great.) He says when he put the new resistor in, it was blowing, but
when he put it in gear, it quit again. I'm not sure I believe that,
but is there anyone who can please tell me what might be the likely
source of my problems? Should I buy a relay or switch? The cooling
fan (the one by the radiator) is on almost constantly--is this
related? I have a CEL on, but the guy who scanned it said it was O2
sensors on bank one, and dammit, they're not cheap, (130 for the
I can change a tire or the oil, but I'm not very mechanically adept
when it comes to things like this, and I'm DEFINITELY not in the
market to go back to the dealer again. If someone can email me to
walk me through what I should do to make this thing right, I'd
appreciate all the help I can get.
Thanks for any help,
PS LOVE the board!