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Tapping sound when climate control is turned on - 2010 Taurus SEL

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10SELAWD
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Tapping sound when climate control is turned on - 2010 Taurus SEL

Post by 10SELAWD » Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:49 pm

2010 Taurus SEL. Whenever I turn on the climate control then is a loud rhythmic tapping sound that sounds like its coming from under the dash on the passenger side. It will tap for about 10 - 12 times, then stop. I haven't noticed any other symptoms or any issues with the climate control system. Any idea what this noise is?

Thanks!
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mmsstar
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Re: Tapping sound when climate control is turned on

Post by mmsstar » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:13 am

Sounds like a blend door actuator gone bad.

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Re: Tapping sound when climate control is turned on - 2010 Taurus SEL

Post by webbrook » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:00 pm

Blend door motor it's easy to fix.

10SELAWD
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Re: Tapping sound when climate control is turned on - 2010 Taurus SEL

Post by 10SELAWD » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:07 pm

Thank you both!! Looks like it's a fairly inexpensive part too. Greatly appreciated!
update: The dealer had the part in stock. picked it up and made the repair. Really easy. put in a fresh pollen filter while I was at it.
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Re: Tapping sound when climate control is turned on - 2010 Taurus SEL

Post by kaptainkriz » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:47 pm

Yes, that is an easy fix. I posted a video of that a while back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPewcf-gPwc

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Re: Tapping sound when climate control is turned on - 2010 Taurus SEL

Post by 10SELAWD » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:01 pm

I used your video as a "how to". It was extremely helpful !!!!!
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Re: Tapping sound when climate control is turned on - 2010 Taurus SEL

Post by kaptainkriz » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:23 pm

Glad it was helpful! 8)
10SELAWD wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:01 pm
I used your video as a "how to". It was extremely helpful !!!!!

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