2003 Taurus heater blower motor

2003 Taurus heater blower motor

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Steve Foster

San Jose, CA

#1 Feb 26, 2007
I checked the fuse & relay also. The blower would still not work, just click when turning to "on" position. I found the motor under the passenger side glove box and it took more than a tap with a hand, several taps with a hammer and the heater/defroster is blowing again. I hope it lasts for a good long while. thanks for the tip
William Ford

Apo, AP

#2 Mar 2, 2007
FOR EVERYONE with a Taurus or Sable with a water leak or blown A/C heater blower motor. If we act together Ford will be forced to expand an existing recall.
I have a 03 Taurus with the same problem. A water leak which dumped water onto the passenger floor board also caused my AC Blower motor to short out. I could not get Ford to act even though a related recall existed under 03V087000.
However, this CAN get fixed by filing a formal complaint with NHTSA which is exactly what I did. There website is: http://www.nhtsa.gov/
If enough people with the same problem file the complaint, NHTSA will force Ford to comply with their own existing recall or actually extend an EXISTING recall under 03V087000.
Here is what you need to do:
1. Call NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236
2. File your complaint, have your VIN ready and dates of problems (if possible)
3. While filing your complaint reference recall number 03V087000 AND my complaint 10184014. This will show a continuing trend.
4. If your water leak problem also resulted in a shorted out AC blower motor, make sure you mention this as well.
5. Once you have filed, please email me and give me your complaint number. I intend to compile all complaints which will prove the problem is widespread.
When you file your complaint, please email me at [email protected] . I am compiling complaints for one unified effort to force an extended recall on Ford.
Rick

Nyack, NY

#3 Mar 6, 2007
I had the problem that my blower would only work on high speed. My mechanic knew right away that it was the blower motor resistor. So went to Ford and bought a new one and replaced it. After about a month I had the same problem. It worked only on high. I had it like this for about a month when I lost the blower completely. Went to my mechanic again and he took out the motor, at which time we turned it over and out came about a 1/2 cup of water. Car is 2003 with about 52,000 miles, I bought it 2nd hand and dont think I have a warranty.
carlos

Columbus, OH

#4 Jul 8, 2007
I just did the same fix by kicking the blower motor on my 2003 FORD TAURUS. Question for you guys is, should I let it go as long as it runs or should I replace the blower motor
DeedleGizz

Mobile, AL

#5 Jul 13, 2007
I was just wondering what happened. I was thinking of buying a 1998 Ford Taurus (my 1994 Taurus trans going out) and I need a car. When I test drove the taurus a beautiful car the ac only blows on high and suggested a switch. In Florida ac is a necessity. I wonder if still to purchase the car and have the switch problem fixed or look for another vehicle?
Rick wrote:
I had the problem that my blower would only work on high speed. My mechanic knew right away that it was the blower motor resistor. So went to Ford and bought a new one and replaced it. After about a month I had the same problem. It worked only on high. I had it like this for about a month when I lost the blower completely. Went to my mechanic again and he took out the motor, at which time we turned it over and out came about a 1/2 cup of water. Car is 2003 with about 52,000 miles, I bought it 2nd hand and dont think I have a warranty.
frank

Sewell, NJ

#6 Jul 20, 2007
add me to the list, i just replace the resistor for second time. it did not fix the
problem. pulled the motor out it was full of water. seems i can't buy a use one, ford wants
one hundred and eigth (108.00) dollars for a new one.
Stephanie

Augusta, GA

#7 Aug 15, 2007
The blower on my 2003 Ford Taurus quit working all together about 4 months ago. I was wondering if it could be a fuse. You can still feel cool air if the vent is on but its not enough to cool off the car in Georgia with temps currently above 100 degrees this is not a good thing. Whenever it rains the floor on the passenger side gets soaked. I purchased the car from an individual it was still fairly new and they had left the plastic mats in the car from the dealership perhaps this is why.
Greg

United States

#8 Aug 26, 2007
I have a 2003 Sable with water draining onto the passenger side floor in rain storms. I pulled the blower motor and dumped rusty water out of it. I pulled the cabin air filter. Then I ran water down the windshield with a hose to try and locate a leak. Have been unsuccessful in finding a leak.
joe

Roscoe, IL

#9 Aug 28, 2007
i have a taurus like the rest of the people in the world i am a 18 year old kid and dont hardly have a any extra money to fix my blower motor that went out 2 weeks ago going through a car wash. 68 for the part and then 88 for labor! winters coming up here in wisconsin and now i have to scap for money thanks ford!!
Tonya

Albany, NY

#10 Sep 6, 2007
The blower motor kicked the bucket on my 2002 Ford Taures; I went to a garage to have it replaced ($140.00) and as soon as I left the garage, I relized that the fan only works on full speed. Now I have to go back to the garage to have the resistor replaced (waiting to see if this is going to cost extra $ or not)
JJS

Broadview Heights, OH

#11 Sep 24, 2007
HAD MY HEATER MOTOR REPLACED COMMON PROBLEM FORD KNOWS THIS PUT I STILL HAD TO PAY ALSO HEATER HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN COMMON PROBLEM BEEN WORKING ON IT FOR DAYS THIS SUCKS
Dave

Plymouth, MN

#12 Sep 25, 2007
Just talked to the mechanic at the Ford dealer: water on the floor, passenger side, blower motor gone, repair bill $579.00!!! for motor, resistor, installation, and, presumably, fixing the leak. I am calling the number posted by William Ford (??) above.
Dave

Plymouth, MN

#13 Sep 25, 2007
PS Dealer admitted they do "a couple of these a month".
Dave

Plymouth, MN

#14 Sep 25, 2007
To William Ford - I lodged a complaint at NHTSA
Paul Kansas City MO

Menomonee Falls, WI

#15 Sep 27, 2007
We have a very similar problem; the blower worked intermittenly for the past couple of months. We too had a leak on the passenger side. I will lodge a complaint as well.
Ryan T

AOL

#16 Oct 14, 2007
I have a 2003 ford taurus SE, for some reason my ac would be cold one minute and not then next and water was leaking on my floor board on the passenger side, then about a month ago my blower motor started making a very loud clicking noise...now it only works on high....what should id do?
JJS

Broadview Heights, OH

#17 Oct 16, 2007
i just fixed my heater on my 2002 ford tauras . heres what you got to do it will work they were trying to sell me a heater core for 700 dollars .if you dont have a leak i mean a anti freeze leak heres what you do prestone sells a flush kit. cheap. cut the hose by the engine side .left not by the thermostamake sure you can cut and hook up the flush kit with no problems check the heater hoses by the heater core one will be cold disconnect that one . first drain the anti-freeze flush the the motor take off the the hose by the heater core that is cold heres the thing you need a air compressor . take off the cap on the flush kit blow air in the the heater core were its cold bow out all lines but make sure you see water coming out of heater core the one thats cold also blow air in flush kit you will know what im talking about when you buy the kit this may seam like alot of work but its not bad e-mail me at [email protected] if you do these steps the heater core will run water out then you will know it clean still do the steps a couple of times i saved 670 buck i do autobody and service tries to sell me on bull shi- because they want to make money this made my heater work so good it burns my hand hope i helped thanks
johnny

Sterling Heights, MI

#18 Dec 1, 2007
2002 taurus, blower motor quit working took to a repair shop that I know well, heater box full of water and mold!!!!!! bottom line new motor and reto kit as listed in service bulletin at cost of $384.00 the thing that bothers me most was the mold lots of it!!!! car has been to dealer had extended waranty ( ran out in oct ) car only has 41,000 miles and is garage kept. why did ford not tell me , why did dealer try to sell me a raditor and trans flush for 500.00 that i did not need but did not fix this problem ? ford suck never again will you get me, toyoda here i come. my email [email protected]
mandy

Sörgenloch, Germany

#19 Dec 3, 2007
I too have the same problem. Blower moter hasn't gone out yet, but tons of water is being dumped in my passenger floor board. My problem is my husband and I are stationed in Germany and the US Ford Corporation wants nothing to do with us. The German Ford Dealerships will fix the problem, but we have to pay in euros. Very expensive. I'm going to be calling my congressman to file a complaint about Ford. Already called NHTSA and with the Federal Trade Commission. Ford sucks and I will never own another Ford as long as I live!!!!!
Bob

Salome, AZ

#20 Dec 3, 2007
Soooo I'm not the only one with this problem! Lost two books left on the passenger floorboard before realizing there was a leak in my 2003 Taurus. Then the resistor failed. The resistor seems like an easy fix, but there's no point fixing the resistor or blower until the leak is fixed.

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