Question about 1996 Ford Taurus
If I turn the knob it will change the placement of the air being blown out but will not turn on my defrost. Vents, floor all will work but when you try to get the heat to come out of the dash it is a no go.
The switch that does this is the mode control, You will need to pull the heater control out and check that it is sending a vacuum signal to the defrost air diversion door vacuum motor, if it is then the hose is either restricted or the vacuum motor is bad or more likely something has fallen down into the dash and jammed the defrost door, this is the most common problem I saw as a Ford dealer tech for 20 years. The usual item found is a pen or pencil.
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
common problem, check under dash by the gas pedal if control arms are muving went selecting from ac to heat cuz this it is the control for the vents to go from ac to heat and to defrost.
Posted on Feb 23, 2009
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