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#183 of 334 Help with Air Conditioning in my Focus
Jul 02, 2006 (11:12 am)
I drive a 2001 Ford Focus LX Saloon, with a 1.6litre 16valve Zetec SE engine.
This is the first car I've owned thats had proper air conditioning, and now its got to the summer I'm starting to use it. Thing is, it doesnt seem to do very much at all. It doesnt seem any colder than having the ordinary fan on. On a hot day, it isnt until you've been driving for about 25mins that you actually get any cool air. Even then its not cold. So you have to have open windows instead.
Any ideas as to why this is? I've heard people talk about getting their air con 'charged'. What does this entail and would it help me? Is it an expensive proceedure?
Appreciate any help you can offer.
#184 of 334 Reply - Help with Air Conditioning...
Jul 07, 2006 (3:10 pm)
Hi. I have a 2001 Focus ZX3 and a couple of weeks ago realized that the AC was not what is used to be. I found a local shop that specializes in auto AC. Brought the car in and he recharged the system for 50 bucks (while I waited!). Seems to have done the trick. I am most pleased that I actually found someone to do something on the car at a reasonable cost...and it works to boot! Amazing.
#185 of 334 Re: Power Window Failure [eriks100]
Jul 21, 2006 (4:06 pm)
I experienced the exact same problem with our 2001 SE around 55k miles. We are a married couple with no kids so our rear power windows are rarely ever used. Last year the driver's side rear became stuck most of the waay down and the motor quit working. We were leaving for a trip that day so we had no choice but to make a quick trip to the Ford dealer and almost $400 later it was fixed. Now tonight, the opposite window did the exact same thing. Seems like defective parts to me but I'm sure the Ford dealer will think otherwise. If we used the windows alot I could remotely understand but these windows have probably been up and down less than a dozen times since we bought the car. I am very unsatisfied.
#186 of 334 Re: Where is Fuse #63 for Door Locks [hemmi]
Jul 21, 2006 (8:26 pm)
I'm having the same problem, did you ever get an answer?
#187 of 334 A/C is killing my performance
Aug 17, 2006 (11:51 am)
I posted this under the general Focus forum as well:
This is the 6th summer I had the car & this year the A/C is killing my performance. The car struggles to get out of its own way and on steeps hills it will actually lose speed (it never did that before). My MPG has dropped from 30 to about 24-25. While the A/C has always taken its toll, this year is by far worse than any other year.
The car runs great when the A/C is off. I had a tune-up several months ago – new plugs, wires, air & fuel filter, etc. The A/C was fully recharged to eliminate any issues with it “cycling” on & off to frequently. The A/C itself works great – the air is plenty cold & cools the car in no time.
Normally I would just say the car is getting old but when the A/C is off, it runs (almost) like new.
#188 of 334 2003 Ford Focus where does the freon go??]
Aug 20, 2006 (3:00 pm)
Does anyone know where and how you put the freon in a 2003 Ford Focus?
#189 of 334 Re: 2003 Ford Focus where does the freon go??] [melhale]
Aug 26, 2006 (4:45 pm)
Hi. I recently had freon added to my 2001 ZX3. The mechanic searched and searched and finally referred to his computer guide. Anyway, the frean went into a port that was located behind the front passenger tire. He had to remove the tire and a bit of plastic around the wheel well to get to it.
#190 of 334 water found on on floor in my focus
Aug 28, 2006 (11:35 am)
i found a large puddle of water in my v reg ford focus this morning but cant see where any water could of leaked in from. can anyone give me and ideas of what the problem my be. thanks
#191 of 334 Re: water found on on floor in my focus [nickyd186]
Aug 28, 2006 (1:12 pm)
Where on the floor? Front, back, driver's side, passenger's side. What is a v reg ford focus? A better explanation of exactly where the water is will help forum members help you with your problem.
#192 of 334 Re: water found on on floor in my focus [nickyd186]
Aug 29, 2006 (6:37 am)
were you useing the A/C?