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Old 04-07-2005, 23:01   #1 (permalink)
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Taurus A/C Compressor & Repair Manual

I can not find the repair manual for the 2002+ Ford Tauruses, are they
out yet by either Hayes or Chiltons?

I got home from a short trip of about 8 miles and I went ahead and
looked under the hood while the engine was running just for fun. I
noticed that the A/C lines up front had condensation on them and that
it almost sounded like the A/C was cycling ON and OFF. But I was not
sure if this was possible as I had the A/C off the whole time and all I
had running was the dash vent at 70 degrees. I have the Electronic
Climate Control.

Car is an '02 Taurus SEL, 24V DOHC.

What gives?

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Old 04-08-2005, 08:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Taurus A/C Compressor & Repair Manual

The A/C system is probably just cycling on and off to remove moisture
from the cabin.

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Old 04-08-2005, 08:01   #3 (permalink)
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[This followup was posted to alt.autos.ford and a copy was sent to the
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In article <1112936028.011626.306060@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
eastwardbound2003@yahoo.com says...
> I can not find the repair manual for the 2002+ Ford Tauruses, are they
> out yet by either Hayes or Chiltons?
>
> I got home from a short trip of about 8 miles and I went ahead and
> looked under the hood while the engine was running just for fun. I
> noticed that the A/C lines up front had condensation on them and that
> it almost sounded like the A/C was cycling ON and OFF. But I was not
> sure if this was possible as I had the A/C off the whole time and all I
> had running was the dash vent at 70 degrees. I have the Electronic
> Climate Control.


The A/C will run in AUTO mode, even when it's cold outside. It's done
to keep humidity down to prevent fogging. It will also run in all manual
modes except floor-only or face-only modes.

Also, the 2000-2003 Taurus/Sable are all pretty much the same. The
only real change is that 2000 is the only year the Duratec had coil-on-
plug ignition. I doubt if even the 2004+ are all that different, as it
was mostly just a minor restyling. Even the '96-99 are not very
different, although there are some more substantial physical changes.

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