Question about 2001 Ford Taurus
I am going to say you have a Temperature resistor that has gone bad. Sounds like the Resistor for the blend door opens completely when it senses heat. This part can be one which looks like a wire placed in the Ductwork or it may be soldered in the Control head.
Try your Air conditioner function and see if it will hold a steady Temperature as you vary the degrees.
If you have a Digital Control head I know some have a Diagnostic routine.which will diagnose the problem. The Codes are separate from the engine and onboard computer scans. The Control heads have a sequence which needs to be entered by pushing some of the buttons on the face of the Climate Control. Its different for the manufacturers and model of the car.
You can try a Web search or ask a Dealer for the instructions for your Year and Model car. I believe the Air condition repair shops would have to know about these settings. You might be able to talk a shop into running your Diagnostic and get an estimate for the repair. Then fix it yourself.
Posted on Nov 14, 2010
It certainly seems like it is the door blend actuator. You are lucky that in this vehicle it is right outside the blower motor/evaporator housing. To check it, remove door blend actuator and test it. Here is how to remove it and a diag. of it's location.
A HELPFUL - 4 THUMBS - rating for this solution would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for using FixYa.
Posted on Nov 13, 2010
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 23, 2015 | 2002 Ford Taurus
Jun 08, 2014 | 2001 Ford Taurus
BLOWING COLD,NO HOT AIR FROM HEATER,A/C BLOWS HOT AIR,A/C NOT BLOWING COLD,
COLD AIR FROM HEATER,BLEND DOOR ACUTATOR CLOSED,HVAC UNIT NOT OPERATING,
Dec 26, 2012 | 2001 Ford Taurus
Oct 15, 2012 | 1998 Ford Taurus
Sep 24, 2011 | 1999 Ford Taurus
Feb 21, 2011 | 1999 Ford Taurus
Feb 11, 2010 | 1999 Ford Taurus
Sep 30, 2009 | 2001 Ford Taurus
Apr 13, 2009 | 2001 Ford Taurus
132 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: