I have a Ford Taurus 02 and have replace the heater blower resistor twice. It only last 4 to 5 days. What would cause it to go out?
Year : 2002Make : FordYear (other): 02Engine: Flex fuel
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good morning and thank you for inquiring with JustAnswer.This has been a common concern with the taurus due to water intrusion from the cowl into the heatercase has caused blower motor as well as resistor failures on all these model taurus and sables. I suggest having the cowl panel sealed, and a rainhat extension seal installed to correct this concern
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This article supersedes TSB 03-15-06 to update the vehicle model years and build date information.
Some vehicles built between 5/1/2001 and 12/15/2003 may exhibit water in the blower case or on the passenger side floor, an inoperative climate control blower motor, a motor that operates on high speed only, and/or a blower motor resistor failure.
Inspect and seal cowl area and install Rain-Hat Extension Seal. Inspect and replace blower motor and/or blower motor resistor if there is evidence of water/corrosion. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.
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Will a 99 Cowl Panel fit the 02
unfortunately it will not, 99 models have different design. You can try to re-use your old cowl panel as long as you use silicone rubber to seal the upper portion of the cowl to the windshield to prevent water from seaping past the panel
The cowl is warped, don't know if it will seal. I'll probably order a new one. I was trying to make do with used. I did pick up the rain shield at the local Ford garage. Parts manager said at one time they had the repair kit when it was a TBS. Thanks
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that is correct, the replacement parts consist of a new cowl panel, rainhat extension seal, a tube of silicone,blower motor and a resistor. I usually try to save customers money by re-using the old cowl panel and sealing it, and sometimes if the blower works or all 4 speed settings operate i give them the option to postpone the replacement. Though the extension seal and resealing the cowl and pollen filter housing are the essentials