Re: Taurus A/C
> Howard Cohen wrote:
>> I am having my 98K mile 1996 Taurus's AC looked over. The car needs
>> work and the AC has a leak. 2 - 3 lbs refrigerant/year. So far the
>> has not found the leak. Could be the evaporator, under the dash. If so
>> it is
>> a car killer.
>> Has anyone had AC issues with Fords or Taurus/Windstars specifically ?
> Use a UV dye next time. On the G3 Taurus/Sable the leak is usualy a
> line along the right side rail in the engine compartment if it is that
> slow - it's inside a foam insulation jacket.
I've never seen an evaporator fail in a Gen3 Taurus. That's not to say they don't,
but I do a lot of AC work and have never seen one leak.. You'll probably find that the
leak is in the suction line (fatter hose) running along the right inner fender. The
foam insulation retains moisture and corrodes the fittings. It's part of a hose
assembly (Suction hose, accumulator). $94.00 at Autozone.
After 10 years, It couldn't hurt to reseal all of the spring lock fittings and
compressor manifold. Cheap insurance.