Ford Taurus Problem Report

Ford Taurus Clunking Noise and/or Damaged AC Hose

(8 reports)

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.

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. -
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 -
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