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Air coming through my steering column on my 2012 Taurus limited.I live in michigan so it's cold in the winter and no problem in the summer.Right now I have rags stuffed in it and I have a blanket on my legs and I still feel it.If I go about 30 miles it calms down and doesn't blow thru as hard.I've had it to 2 different Ford dealers and they say there is nothing wrong with it because they are checking the heater and that does work fine.Can you help me?
Posted by Anonymous on
There is a seal around the steering column at the base where it goes through the engine bulk head (AKA Firewall), replace that seal.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Heater blows cold air.
heater cores clog in taurus. way to know is this--engine fully hot--heat on reach down to the fire wall and grab hold of one of the heater hoses where it hooks to the core--one should be real hard to keep hold of because its that hot. If the other is close to the same the core is not clogged. But if the other is cold to the touch its clogged. You can remove the hoses and shoot garden hose water in one side or the other and break it loose usually
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
first check and see if it has a thermstat installed or stuck open, second, make sure that your heater has not been bypassed by connecting the two hoses together
Posted on Apr 12, 2009
this problem is caused by a part called the "temperature control blend door actuater motor" this litttle motor drive moves the door that diverts air over the heater core or AC evaporator core, when it fails it almost alwys fails in the AC only position, u will need to have the motor drive replaced
Posted on Oct 16, 2009
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Disconnect the negative battery cable and wait at least one minute for the air bag system to lose power. Make sure the front wheels are straight ahead and lock the steering column.
Detach the air bag module by removing the bolts from underneath both sides of the steering wheel and the electrical connector. Remove the steering wheel bolt and press the wheel away from the steering column. Remove the lower steering column cover.
Insert a 1/8-inch wire or pin punch in the shroud hole under the ignition switch while it's in the "Run" position. Press on the pin and pull on the ignition switch lock cylinder to remove it.
Disassemble and remove the instrument panel from the Taurus' interior. This includes the radio and all panels, electrical connectors, harnesses and screws. You'll need an assistant to help you lift and remove the instrument panel.
Drain the engine coolant from the cooling system, using a clean container for reuse. Remove the heater hoses, actuator and metal cover from the heater. Disengage the spring from the heater core cover and the lever.
Depress the locking ramp and remove the lever from the secondary air temperature control (the lever is brittle, so don't bend it). Remove the primary air conditioning air temperature control door shaft from the pin.
Remove the heater core cover and seal from the heater/air conditioning housing assembly. Remove the heater core from the heater/air conditioning housing by pressing on the core tubes and assembly.
Install the replacement heater core to the heater/air conditioning housing. Install the core cover, seal, lever, spring, metal cover, actuator and heater hoses.
Replace and assemble the instrument panel with your assistant's help. Connect the steering wheel (use a new bolt to connect it to the column), air bag and negative battery cable.
Refill the cooling system with either the old coolant or new. Start the Taurus' engine and let it reach normal operating temperature. Watch the climate control operation and check for any leaks.
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