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Electronic Climate Control Question

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I have a 98 taurus se and have always wondered something about the electronic climate control. I always just leave it on auto. However, one day i was curious if i hit the max a/c button would the car cool down faster. So i did but i didn't hear any difference in the fan noise. On my other taurus that i had (and any other car i've used max a/c) when max is turned on, there's more noise from the intake fan turning on. Does auto automatically use max a/c or what? Also, it seems that my outside temperature sensor is now off by 5 degrees or so. I know it's on the dash up by the windshield. Is it possible that it's just got dirt or some armor all on it and that's messing up the reading?
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from what i read the auto will adjust the fans and ducts until the desired temp is reached, so for example if its set to 66 and the auto believes the best way to obtain that temp is to use max ac which recirculates the air in the car it will do so.

try turn the auto temp up till 72 then hit max ac do this once the car is cool and you will here the blower ducts move and fan increase in sound
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