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Old 07-26-2005, 10:02   #1 (permalink)
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A/C problem

I have a 2002 Ford Taurus SE. My problem is A/C and heat only work on the
highest speed setting. When I try the A/C on any speed but HI, I can still
hear the all the "clicks & hisses" of the compressor. HELP!!

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Old 07-26-2005, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds to me like the fan has gone bad on the lower speeds.


"cbiz" <cbiz123@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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>I have a 2002 Ford Taurus SE. My problem is A/C and heat only work on the
> highest speed setting. When I try the A/C on any speed but HI, I can still
> hear the all the "clicks & hisses" of the compressor. HELP!!
>



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Old 07-26-2005, 14:01   #3 (permalink)
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"cbiz" <cbiz123@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
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>I have a 2002 Ford Taurus SE. My problem is A/C and heat only work on the
> highest speed setting. When I try the A/C on any speed but HI, I can still
> hear the all the "clicks & hisses" of the compressor. HELP!!


There's a pack of resistors used to slow the fan down for slower settings.
Chances are one or more of these are bad.


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Old 07-26-2005, 16:01   #4 (permalink)
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"cbiz" <cbiz123@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
news:7c33e541555c39c7c711be6add970d17@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
>I have a 2002 Ford Taurus SE. My problem is A/C and heat only work on the
> highest speed setting. When I try the A/C on any speed but HI, I can still
> hear the all the "clicks & hisses" of the compressor. HELP!!



The following link may be of some help:

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/ab_aut...278230,00.html

This particular episode was not directly about your problem but if you
scroll down to Fig. L - it will show you what the resistor looks like for a
blower motor. What happens is: When you set the switch [on your dashboard]
to the low or medium setting - the current to your blower motor passes
through this resistor and the blower motor doesn't run at full speed. If you
choose the high setting on your [dashboard] switch - the resistor doesn't
"slow" the current/voltage [so to speak] to the blower motor and you
experience your current situation. Typically the blower motor resistor is
located in 1. the engine compartment [usually near the firewall] or 2. in
the vehicle [usually under the dashboard].


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Old 07-26-2005, 16:01   #5 (permalink)
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"Unca' Bob" <rluc@[no spam]verizon.net> wrote in message
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> "cbiz" <cbiz123@bellsouth.net> wrote in message
> news:7c33e541555c39c7c711be6add970d17@localhost.talkaboutautos.com...
>>I have a 2002 Ford Taurus SE. My problem is A/C and heat only work on the
>> highest speed setting. When I try the A/C on any speed but HI, I can
>> still
>> hear the all the "clicks & hisses" of the compressor. HELP!!

>
>
> The following link may be of some help:
>
> http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/ab_aut...278230,00.html
>
> This particular episode was not directly about your problem but if you
> scroll down to Fig. L - it will show you what the resistor looks like for
> a blower motor. What happens is: When you set the switch [on your
> dashboard] to the low or medium setting - the current to your blower motor
> passes through this resistor and the blower motor doesn't run at full
> speed. If you choose the high setting on your [dashboard] switch - the
> resistor doesn't "slow" the current/voltage [so to speak] to the blower
> motor and you experience your current situation. Typically the blower
> motor resistor is located in 1. the engine compartment [usually near the
> firewall] or 2. in the vehicle [usually under the dashboard].


With the Taurus I believe it's located under the dashboard on the passenger
side.


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