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#398 of 536 Max A/C loses power
Jun 10, 2011 (1:45 pm)
I have a 1999 Ford Explorer Sport. My air conditioner works well when it is on regular A/C. But when I switch it to Max A/C, the air flow almost stops completely. Before the problem started, Max made the air flow stronger AND colder. I am guessing that there is a switch not moving a flap that should be moved. Does this sound right, and if not, could you please tell me what it could possibly be.
#399 of 536 Re: A/C problem [byron8]
Jun 11, 2011 (4:12 pm)
Again, could be a faulty expansion valve, a very easy and cheap fix if you know how. Also could be a vacuum problem with your blend door in the dash. A horrible and expensive repair if you know how, and impossible if you don't.
#400 of 536 Re: Max A/C loses power [chelsita98]
Jun 11, 2011 (4:14 pm)
You are probably on the right track. I'm thinking a blend door in the dash isn't closing properly, or not opening properly. This is a tough and expensive fix as the whole dash will likely need to come out. I had this problem once, and just ran it on normal rather than fix it. But that was just me. If you want to pay to fix it, you need to take it to a mechanic who knows how to do it.
#401 of 536 Re: Max A/C loses power [chelsita98]
Jun 13, 2011 (2:07 pm)
You have some sort of debris, paper towel, carpet piece, etc, trapped in the cabin air intake behind the glove box. Sit on the passenger side and move your right foot up and to the right as far as you can and your foot will be over the intake duct.
#402 of 536 Re: Max A/C loses power [wwest]
Jun 13, 2011 (5:15 pm)
Thank you so much. That was the exact problem. The first day it happened, I felt up there a little, but I had NO idea that something could be sooo far up there. It ended up being a produce bag from the grocery store. Problem solved and it didn't cost a penny. You rock!
#403 of 536 2004 Ford Sport Explorer Air Conditioning
Jun 13, 2011 (8:45 pm)
I haven't used the a/c in quite sometime. When I had turned it on it was making an odd clicking noise and made the engine sound very rough, and no cold air. Being the woman I am, I asked a couple of the guys what I could do rather than visit the mechanic. I was told to buy the can of freon and one of the guys put it in for me. Wonders of Wonders, it worked beautifully, lovely frigid air and no more clicks and the engine ran GREAT.....for 140 miles one trip. LOL loved that. The mass conclusion is that i have a leak....really?! LOL Anyways, any suggestions on how I can home fix this? Thanks for your help and this is really a Godsend of a forum!
#404 of 536 Re: 2004 Ford Sport Explorer Air Conditioning [kristinacl]
Jun 14, 2011 (2:27 pm)
You probably do have a leak, but it could be anywhere from the seal on the compressor shaft to the evaporator, to the condenser, to the hoses and anything in between. It needs a leak detecter installed and a close inspection to find it, then some part will need to be replaced or fixed. You can't easily do it at home, unless you know a pretty competent shade tree mechanic who does A/C routinely. Could be expensive, or cheap, depends upon what it is. However, it's not a big problem to charge the system once a year, if it will run all summer with the one charge. If it were mine, I would wait until it runs warm again, and if that's next year, I'd not worry about fixing it, I'd just charge it again for the summer. OTOH, if in a month, it's broken again, you'll need to have somebody look at it. Good luck!
#405 of 536 Air Conditioner Output rotates automatically
Jun 21, 2011 (3:01 pm)
I have a 2002 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer. Recently I noticed that the air conditioner will automatically rotate the output of airflow from the dash to the floor to the windshield every 30 seconds or so. It doesn't matter if the A/C is on automatic or on manual and I am attempting to tell the A/C to blow out of the dash, the floor, etc. What could possibly be malfunctioning and what $$$ am I looking at for repair?
#406 of 536 A/C puts out no cold air
Jun 21, 2011 (5:02 pm)
I have a 2005 Ford Explorer, XLT 4wd. About a month ago my A/C pumped out cold. Now its jut blowing air with hardly any pressure. Although I can hear the fan at full blast the emitting air has low pressure, and the air is ambuient. Could you please give me a possible whats going on.
#407 of 536 Re: A/C puts out no cold air [bayouboy60]
Jun 23, 2011 (8:24 am)
Mouse nest on the A/C intake air fliter..??