2000 Grand Marquis - A/C Issues
jasoncyrfl Member Posts: 1
Purchased a 2000 Grand Marquis GS with 55,000 miles about 2 months ago...Replaced accumlator, hoses, evaporator and condensor due to rust/pin holes...A/C still does not really blow out that cold (in Florida, I need cold)...Any recommendations? Should I try the Interdynamics R134A (some ultra synthetic stuff)? Thanks in advance for any advice/solutions...
thanks in advance,
you had a fix for a grand marquis air blown out the defrost when the ac unit is running. IT was dated jul 26,2010, do you still have the picture for this fix? If you do could email me a copy of the repaired vacuum harness job. I posted your fix below. my email is [email protected]
71 of 172 How to fix this problem for $2 by snorkelbobby
Jul 26, 2010 (12:07 pm)
I just finished fixing a 2003 Grand Marquis for air blowing out the defrost only. This is the goverment mandated failure mode.
The problem is that the vacuum harness is leaking vacuum where it connects to the back of the conrol head. The vacuum harness connection ports relax after several years. You can replace the vacuum harness (F5VY-19C827-A) $20, or just clamp it tight with 2 ten inch tie straps from the Lowes or Home Depot.
Pull the trim covering the control head straight out. remove the control head (4 screws). Remove 2 torx screws holding the bottom part of control head in place. Feed a tie strap around this part so it clamps the vacuum harness to the control head. I put one tie strap on either side of the black vacuum supply hose in the center of the harness. Operate the controls to be sure it is fixed.
If you wish, you can disconnect the vacuum harness under the dash for easier working room. It just pulls out.
I can post a picture if needed.