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    Ford Taurus/Sable 1996-1999 Repair Guide

    Vacuum Actuator Motors

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    REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



    Heater Air Damper Door

    See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4



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    Fig. Fig. 1: The air bag diagnostic monitor assembly mounting



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    Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the two retaining screws and remove the metal cover from the evaporator housing



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    Fig. Fig. 3: Rotate the pivot shaft to remove it from the vacuum motor



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    Fig. Fig. 4: The air damper door vacuum motor mounting

    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Remove the instrument panel. Refer to Body & Trim .
    4.  
    5. Detach the air bag diagnostic monitor connectors.
    6.  
    7. Remove the two air bag diagnostic monitor bracket lower retaining bolts. Loosen the bolt to the right of the diagnostic monitor connector and remove the monitor from the vehicle.
    8.  
    9. Remove the two retaining screws and remove the metal cover from the evaporator housing.
    10.  
    11. Gently depress the locking ramp on the pivot shaft and remove the pivot shaft from the heater air damper door.
    12.  
    13. Rotate the pivot shaft and remove the arm from the vacuum motor.
    14.  
    15. Remove the vacuum motor retaining screws.
    16.  
    17. Disconnect the vacuum harness from the vacuum motor and remove the vacuum motor from the vehicle.
    18.  
    19. The installation is the reverse of the removal.
    20.  

    A/C Damper Door
    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Remove the lower trim panel from the passenger side of the instrument panel.
    4.  
    5. Disengage the trim panel from the passenger side of the center console.
    6.  
    7. Remove the two vacuum motor-to-heater air plenum chamber retaining nuts.
    8.  
    9. Rotate the vacuum motor and disconnect the arm from the pivot shaft.
    10.  
    11. The installation is the reverse of the removal.
    12.  

    Windshield Defroster Door

    See Figure 5



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    Fig. Fig. 5: The windshield defroster door vacuum motor mounting

    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Disarm the air bag system.
    4.  
    5. Remove the passenger side air bag module trim cover.
    6.  
    7. Open the glove box door, release the door cable, and lower the door to the floor.
    8.  
    9. Remove the two air bag module retaining screws through the glove box opening.
    10.  
    11. Detach the air bag module connections and remove the passenger side air bag module.
    12.  
    13. Remove the two vacuum motor-to-heater air plenum chamber retaining nuts.
    14.  
    15. Rotate the vacuum motor and disconnect the arm from the pivot shaft.
    16.  
    17. Remove the vacuum motor.
    18.  
    19. The installation is the reverse of the removal.
    20.  

     
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