All of a sudden, my 2004 Ford Taurus heater control doesn't work. Hot air ALWAYS comes out, no matter where the temp control is set. Even if set in AC mode the air is VERY HOT! Help!
The valve (called the heater tap) which controls the hot water flow works from engine vacuum. The climate control unit turns vacuum on to close the valve and turns vacuum off to open it, if the vacuum tubing or vacuum service valve has failed, the tap will be open allowing hot water to flow. The same result applies if the heater valve itself has failed (which they do --regularly) Trace the water hoses from the enginebay firewall under the hood and you should find the valve. Check for cavuum at the valve with the climate control set to its coldest setting. If you have vacuum at the valve, replace the valve. No vacuum points to the loss of vacuum source or a faulty vacuum service valve with will be electrically operated from the climate control. Trace the vacuum hose from the heater valve back to the vacuum service valve and check if the valve has vacuum supplied to it. No vacuum means a vacuum hose has blocked, has a hole in it or has been removed from the manifold. If the electrical valve has vacuum, check for power. If power is present but still no vacuum at the heater tap, replace the service valve. If power missing, check fuses. If both wires to the valve show power present, have the climate controll unit checked by a professional..
Oct 31, 2009 |
Ford Taurus Cars & Trucks