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#403 of 537 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 537 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 537 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 537 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 537 Re: A/C puts out no cold air [bayouboy60]
Jun 23, 2011 (8:24 am)
Mouse nest on the A/C intake air fliter..??
#408 of 537 Re: Air Conditioner Output rotates automatically [sss914]
Jun 23, 2011 (10:01 am)
Depending upon whether the blend door that controls the direction of the output is electric on that model, or vacuum driven, you either have a bad switch, or a vacuum leak that is letting the door cycle. Neither are a really simple thing to deal with, unless you get lucky and find either the switch on the dash, or a hose leaking under the dash that is easy to find and get to. Otherwise, you may need help.
#409 of 537 Re: Air Vents have week air flow [teaney]
Jun 24, 2011 (7:05 pm)
Did you get this resolved? I may have a similar problem with my 2005 Mercury Mountaineer. Air is loud when fan speed is turned up to 4 (max), but it doesn't seem to blow out as strong as one would expect.
#410 of 537 Re: Air Vents have week air flow [rogbak]
Jun 27, 2011 (12:17 pm)
How many miles on the Mountaineer?
#411 of 537 Re: Air Vents have week air flow [nvbanker]
Jun 27, 2011 (12:53 pm)
70K miles on the mountaineer. I did not notice a filter in there.
#412 of 537 Re: Air Vents have week air flow [rogbak]
Jun 28, 2011 (7:21 am)
There is no filter on these cars. What usually happens to these, because of the ABSENCE of a filter, the evaporator coil clogs up with dust and grime from the airflow, although not usually until a bit later in life. Some cars, you can get a hose in there and clean it out. I dont' know if that's possible on these or not, I never tried. My 03 did the same thing, but it had 140,000 miles on it when I sold it, still running strong, by the way. It's also possible to have a blend door not functioning properly, or an obstruction in the intake.