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9.5

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$650.00
Average Mileage:
106,125 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (8 reports)
1999 Ford Taurus AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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1999 Ford Taurus Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 022009

Taurus LX 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 103,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

D-D-Damn C-C-Car!!! I live in south Carolina so its not that cold but it still gets down there. bought the car for the wife, who drives my son around with it (7 months old). haven't gotten into trying to fix it yet, sounds like a nightmare already, maybe i'll just burn the piece of s*%t, then i'll get some heat!

- , Nichols, S.C, USA

problem #7

Oct 102006

Taurus V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

I bought this Ford Taurus from a friend as my first car. it has about 120,000 miles on the body and 40,000 on the engine since it was replaced. When i first got the car i was told that it just needed a new thermostat because the heat would only get luke-warm. Well, we replaced the thermostat, flushed the heater core, and bought a new switch for the inside of the car. None of that worked. I decided to just live with the luke warm heat, as long as it defrosted my windows in the winter. This year i have absolutely NO heat. We checked the damper underneath the glove compartment, but it worked perfectly fine. I looked the problem up online and supposedly there is a second damper behind the instrument panel that happens to ber faulty in many ford Taurus'...which cannot be fixed unless i pay massive amounts of money. the car also has no air conditioning. I am just about to give up completely with this car.

- , Buttzville, NJ, USA

problem #6

Sep 102007

(reported on)

Taurus 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

Never owned a Ford before and decided to buy one after 27 years of driving only General Motors mainly chevys. Bought the car when it was 95 degrees or better outside and winter came on and it didn't have no heat. I have flushed the system 3 times including back flushing it, replaced the thermostat and heater core checked to make sure the door in the heater box was opening and closing properly and it is and i still have no heat. I talked to a guy at a radiator shop and he told me to replace the water pump, that that year of taurus was bad about corrosion eating up the blades on the pump. but that really don't make sense to me because the car don't run hot and if you take the top off the radiator reservoir there seems to be good circulation. I'll never buy another one but the heat is not the only reason why: the transmission went out in it with only 73000 miles on it, never slipped leaked or had any problems with it just went all at once and that was a costly $1500.00

- , Louisville, KY, USA

problem #5

Mar 082007

(reported on)

Taurus SE 3.0 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

i FOUND THAT THE HEAT MAY WORK BETTER WHEN THE CAR IS FULL WITH GAS AND GOING HIGH SPEEDS FOR A LENGTHY PERIOD OF TIME BUT THE HEAT U GET IS ABOUT 2 DEGREES WARMER THAN OUTSIDE. I DRIVE WITH A SNORKEL ON. I HAD THE RADIATOR FLUSHED AND THE TRANSMISSION FLUSHED AND AFTER THAT IT WAS WINTER ALL YEAR ROUND IN THAT CAR. THE HEAT IS A BOTH FROM ME BECAUSE I'M IN THE NORTH EAST AND NEED THE HEAT TO DEFROST MY WINDOW AND IT DOESN'T

- , Albany, NY, USA

problem #4

Feb 092007

(reported on)

Taurus SE 3.2 V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,000 miles

A/C compressor was replaced then heater wouldn't work.

- , Owensboro, KY, USA

problem #3

Jan 022007

(reported on)

Taurus SE 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 123,000 miles

Exact same problem as Antonio. No heat when car is at idle or travelling at low speed. Very little heat when car is at highway speeds. I backed flushed coolant system then directly back flushed heater core. I had good flow while back flushing. Only a very slight improvement in heat delivery. Heater core inlet hose is hot but outlet hose is cold. Next thing to check is heater control valve I guess.

- , Jasonville, IN, USA

problem #2

Nov 272006

(reported on)

Taurus LX 3.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

Heater blows cold air in the winter time and it warms up when the car is moving , but when the car comes to a stop it goes back cold again. Also the air doesn't work either and the compressor is gone bad and I have had it for 1 year and the air and heater is out

- , Fairfield, AL, USA

problem #1

Nov 102006

(reported on)

Taurus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

heater does not work

- , Bellingham, MA, USA

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