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Old 09-23-2006, 06:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The blower motor in my moms 2002 Taurus doesn't work. Decided to take it out and there was water in there. How do you fix this? Is there a recall on this?
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Old 09-23-2006, 07:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I believe there's a service bulletin about this, but no recall. When this happened to me and after the blowermotor dried out it worked for about a year. The first thing to go out was the blower resistor. You'll know if it's the blower resistor once the blower will only blow on the high setting. Finally, the blower motor itself rusted up and stopped turning. However, there's few things you can check and correct. Make sure the platic cowling(passenger side)sits flush against your windshield. Inside of that cowling is your cabin filter. Make sure it's seated correctly and make sure the drain flap that covers the cabin filter is in the down position. For more indepth discussions on this subject, use the search function.
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Check this thread for other useful links about this subject.

http://www.taurusclub.com/forum/index.php?...c=28424&hl=cowl

Water can leak into the cowl air intake. There are ways to reduce the leak. There is a modified rain hat to direct rain away better from the cabin air intake.

There is a service bulletin. SB 04-15-3.
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Or try this link
SB 04-15-3
water in blower case

http://www.fcsdchemicalsandlubricants.com/...in%2004-15-3%22
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I spent awhile looking for the post you made back in dec about this exact thing...too bad I wasn't searching for cowling . Can mod/admin add this to the Common Problems please?
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Well, since this has been brought up again, it's time for me to add..

My car (05) has had this problem since I bought it a year ago... Water on the passengers floor after a hard rain, coming from the blower motors bottom weep hole.

I have taken it to the dealer 2x and got nothing out of it. I did some diagnosing in my driveway the other day and came up with this...

Look at the picture below, the blue arrows represent water flowing down that has landed on the top lip of the rain hat. (this is not my picture, it came from someones post in my cabin filter thread located in my sig). The green arrows represent water that drops off the rain hat and past the cabin filter / air intake (safe water). The RED arrows represent water that drips off the rain hat and ON TO the cabin filter (water that I assume creates the leak), then through the air intake, through the blower motor, and onto the floor.

[img]http://24.60.35.128/images/rainhatleak.jpg' alt='' width='800' height='600' class='attach' />

I'm thinking I have to reverse the angle of the rain hat from up, to down and see if I still have a leak, since there will be NO opportunity for water to drip onto the filter. I ran a TON of water from a hose over that area of the windshield, and this is the only way water got onto the cabin filter.


I know my car is still in warranty, but I don't like letting my car go, and I don't have a way to get to work 35 miles away unless I get a loaner. but it's been there 2x and they have never found anything. It dosen't do it all the time, but after a HARD rain, or LONG decent rain, I'll have some water on the passengers floor, which drops from inside the blower motor, I've witnessed it more than once.
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I have a 98 ford taurus wagon and have also had a similar problem. I bought a new water shield. My old one doesnt have a flap and this one did but I practically broke it getting it in. I had to remove the bottom part of the passenger side cowl to get it in. I am wondering if this is designe correctly and if there is a technical bulletin related tot he 96-99 taurus' since the design seems slightly different.

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Originally posted by 93 Sable@Sep 24 2006, 11:13 PM
Well, since this has been brought up again, it's time for me to add..

My car (05) has had this problem since I bought it a year ago... Water on the passengers floor after a hard rain, coming from the blower motors bottom weep hole.

I have taken it to the dealer 2x and got nothing out of it. I did some diagnosing in my driveway the other day and came up with this...

Look at the picture below, the blue arrows represent water flowing down that has landed on the top lip of the rain hat. (this is not my picture, it came from someones post in my cabin filter thread located in my sig). The green arrows represent water that drops off the rain hat and past the cabin filter / air intake (safe water). The RED arrows represent water that drips off the rain hat and ON TO the cabin filter (water that I assume creates the leak), then through the air intake, through the blower motor, and onto the floor.

[img]http://24.60.35.128/images/rainhatleak.jpg' border='0' alt='user posted image' class='attach' />

I'm thinking I have to reverse the angle of the rain hat from up, to down and see if I still have a leak, since there will be NO opportunity for water to drip onto the filter. I ran a TON of water from a hose over that area of the windshield, and this is the only way water got onto the cabin filter.


I know my car is still in warranty, but I don't like letting my car go, and I don't have a way to get to work 35 miles away unless I get a loaner. but it's been there 2x and they have never found anything. It dosen't do it all the time, but after a HARD rain, or LONG decent rain, I'll have some water on the passengers floor, which drops from inside the blower motor, I've witnessed it more than once.
I had the same problem the motor was blown and water on passenger side.
Took it to tasca and they repaired it under my ESP and replaced
the cover with a bigger cover that has a high wall on one side.
the service advisor said ford is replacing leaking cowls with this new
and improved cover.
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