Worn motor mounts can cause the motor to rise during acceleration, causing a clunking noise and possibly damaging the AC hoses. Damage to the AC hoses can cause a loss refrigerant resulting in no cold air from the AC. The motor mount will need to be replaced prior to repairing the damaged hose or the problem will continue.
Clunking Noise and/or Damaged AC Hose on Ford Taurus
Average mileage: 131,390 (122,780–140,000)
Heating & Air Conditioning affected: 3.8L V6
8 people reported this problem
1993 Ford Taurus 140,000 mi, Visitor
I didn't realize I had a motor mount problem. Thought the trans was slipping. Drove it that way for a long time until the muffler dropped down from its holder in the rear. Lo and behold, it was the front motor mount and when it failed, everything came apart. I read that leaking power steering fluid can erode the motor mount below it and the air conditioning hose below that. I brought this to the attention of my mechanic (THREE comebacks on this job and I had him replace the AC hose. Instantly I had wonderful AC...I had given up on that the previous summer :-0 Car's still not right and he went out of business! But the AC is great.
1995 Ford Taurus 122,780 mi, Visitor
I notice the engine one day sitting a little low on one side , took it in for inspection at my gargare and my mechanic notice after replacinge ball jionts that the tranmission mount and engine mount was twisting when reving , pulled hard to one side once replaced the car rode alot better and no rough ride