2000 Taurus A/C Problems

Tiny
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  • 2000 FORD TAURUS
My mechanic is overloaded right now and I’m trying to find an answer for an A/C problem. I have a Taurus that blows heat when the A/C is engaged. It just happened over night about two weeks ago and I’ve been trying to get a handle on what’s wrong ever since. The compressor is working and I had my mechanic add a can of Freon to the system two days ago. I located the blend actuator door last night and found it to be working properly. That’s one item off the list of things that are causing my A/C problem. Do you have any thoughts on what should be the next check?
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Friday, August 3rd, 2007 AT 10:50 AM

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Tiny
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I can't tell if the compressor is cycling on and off. It doesn't sound as if this is happening. In the morning it blows cool air right after startup but ceases as the engine temperature climbs.
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Friday, August 3rd, 2007 AT 2:31 PM
Tiny
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Went under the hood this weekend. Compressor is working great. There's even a metal line on the front passenger side of the engine that's very cold and sweating with condensation. The air coming from the vents when A/C is selected is definitely heated. I checked what I think is the blend door again and it's working. Is there another blend actuated door on top of the heater coil area? If there is another such door, can it be accessed without removing the dash?
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Monday, August 6th, 2007 AT 9:34 AM
Tiny
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OK, I drove to work this morning and tested the heater on max high heater temp (90 degree) and then turned it to max A/C on the lowest temp (60 degrees). The only change came when switching to max A/C. At this point the air was blown harder through the vents. Otherwise there was no change at all in the air temperature.
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Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 AT 8:40 AM
Tiny
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OK, some really weird stuff is gong on here. I followed your instructions at lunch time this afternoon and the number 051 kept blinking. I turned off the car and went to eat lunch. After lunch, got back inside and the A/C was blowing cool air for the first time in 3 weeks. It was great and lasted until I shut the car off back at my office. I tried your instructions again and the number 051 was the only display and it kept blinking until the ignition was turned off. What's happening to my car?
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Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 AT 12:51 PM
Tiny
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Whatever forces are at work here are still in control. The A/C worked all the way home last night and all the way in to work this morning. My wife says it's working because she touched it, I say it stopped working because she touched it.
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Wednesday, August 8th, 2007 AT 11:08 AM

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