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Second opinion] 02 FORD TARUS. Replaced heating resistor

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Second opinion] 02 FORD TARUS. Replaced heating resistor under dash because it was not heating. Then found that every time that I went to put it back in in would stop working as soon as I turned it up to put into slot.
JA: Have you checked the coolant level? Has there been any leaking from the hoses?
Customer: yes just filled it up and it worked for about 1 minute and stopped again.
JA: Are you fixing your Taurus yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes I have replaced resistor, plug, and added coolent.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 6 months ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose), my normal schedule online is around lunch and after dinner till early morning.

I am not sure what your calling the heating resistor?

Are you having problems with the blower motor working on all speeds?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No it only works on high, the resistor I am talking about is the heating coil under the dash in the duct of the blower system.
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 6 months ago.

That is the blower motor resistor. It controls the speed of the blower motor by providing resistance on the ground circuit. Since you replace the resistor and still got the same results. This means the climate control or wiring is at fault. Do you have auto or manual climate control assuming you can or plan to diagnose this?

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Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 6 months ago.

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Thanks Chris