Dorman 902-223 is the part. Just re-read some of the replies to this post. An outdated and worn-out blend door motor functions much less effectively; replacing it lowers the threat of endangering other automotive components. Just re-read some of the replies to this post. It seems to go away now that daytime temps are lower than they were in summer.
It appears code 051 is the solar radiation sensor. They adjusted the temperature and they said it would not operate the new one. It is very common to remove the blend door motor and have a handful of black plastic pieces fall out… Good diagnostic association! I took it to repair shop the other day. The test may run as long as 30 seconds. I have the same car as you do. I found the actuator by rockauto.
Coolant flows through the heater core at all times, no matter the temperature setting. I know this thread is old but I just want to say thanks for posting this temporary fix. The blend door, blends or mixes the hot air with the cold air. Always exit the self-test before powering the system down system turned off. Will replacing the solar radiation sensor definitely fix this issue, or could it be something else as well? I closed the blend door in little more than 10 seconds.
Fortunately, it seldom leaves the garage except on nice days. This is obviously on the passenger side of the car. Hear from other customers via the 2,623 reviews on parts for your Ford Taurus. There is a repair kit but it requires taking the entire dash out and its not worth the time unless you really want to spend 12 hrs just so you can draw outside air. There is just something wrong with these cars that just won't allow heat to come out of the engine somehow and circulate enough to make heat into the car.
Last night, after turning on my car, I heard a few loud sounds and then a constant, quieter, clicking. Sometimes the blend door itself will break but there is also a blend door actuator that can fail. Way up under the dash. Turn it to hot and it clicks and can be flipped open. The service procedure has changed as this door is now available separately versus replacing the case assembly. I bought one from an online site. I purchase a lot of parts from advance and this was a first.
The clicking is constant, the only way to get it to stop is to turn the center blend air knob all the way cold. The instructions for getting access to it are the same as removing the heater core - at least it will get you directly in contact with it. Often when they fail, they keep the autolamps on all the time as it does not recognize day and night and the default is night. You can hear the blower going full blast, but I have to keep it on a fan speed of 3 just to keep the car cool. We had the same problem on our 2000 Sable. Bought a new one from Autozone.
He also pointed out that I needed a blend door actuator so a bought one and installed it myself. I don't know if other years have separate ones. I just don't want to pay a dealer to fix it, if I can do it. My blend air door has been going on the fritz for the past few weeks. Advance Auto Parts has 8 different Air Blend Door Actuator for your vehicle, ready for shipping or in-store pick up. You just have to find one that fits if you want to go this far with it.
Which means, taping the steering wheel so it can't spin on it's own. I guess tomorrow I try to find the blend door actuators. Although I suggest taking it to Ford, my daughter wants Firestone to fix it right. You will need to get in behind the dash and inspect the door actuator function. Disconnect the evaporator outlet spring lock coupling and cap the evaporator outlet tube and the suction accumulator tube. Next, using a small screw-driver, or similar, try and operate the blend door itself.
So I buy what I thought to be the part I needed. I bought all the parts including compressor, dryer, oil, refrigerant, etc. System defaults to full heat. Ford Vehicles: Frequent Blend Door Actuator. Any help would be greatly appreciated! That is all I got.
The unhooked the harness from the blend door and plugged it up a new one. Is this hinge deep in the cavity? The shop manager did some internet research and found something that indicated it may be nothing more than a faulty error code. But if you had an accident on you taurus. The sensor screws in place in the grille. She paid only for the first repair.