Need halp with Taurus!

Discussion in 'Technical' started by 84FordMan, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. 1. 2003
    2. Ford
    3. Taurus
    4. 3.0L OHV 12-valve Vulcan Powah!
    5. AX4N
    6. High
    7. KAM/A/C clutch relay fuse keeps popping

    The 10amp fuse which feeds power to the A/C clutch relay and the PCM's Keep Alive Memory keeps popping. It started happening the other day in the middle of a WOT pass on the interstate. When the A/C got warmer I dismissed it as the clutch disengaging during WOT, but it never re-engaged.

    Replaced the fuse, pops immediately when the engine is started (Even with A/C turned off). Replaced with 15amp fuse, still pops immediately.

    Check Engine Light on with P1633 Keep Alive Memory Voltage Too Low DTC. The car is still perfectly driveable, minus the fact there is no A/C and it is 98 #$%#ing degrees outside. No prior A/C problems or noises.

    I would assume a short in the PCM given the fuse pops immediately regardless of the A/C being switched on or not, but the clutch on the compressor seems loose. So I am at an impasse.

    Thoughts? PCM? A/C compressor?
     
  2. suggest new car
     
  3. Too much VULCAN POWAH!!!!
     
  4. Try to disconnect power to A/C clutch and try starting.
    Leaning towards a faulty clutch.
    Lot of resistance to blow 15 Amp fuse.
     
  5. Completely agree.

    No offense but the Taurus is among the most troublesome cars ever sold in America.

    Trade it in for a Japanese workworse.
     
  6. I'M SORRY, DID YOU NOT READ WHAT I SAID? VULCAN POWAH CANNOT BE DENIED.
     
  7. I traded it in for Korean workhorse.
     

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