AC issues when driving uphill on Ford Escape

Average mileage: 100,444 (65,000–173,000)
5 model years affected: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2006
12 people reported this problem
4 people shared problem details
AC cuts out when driving uphill. It seems like when I accelerate on the gas while the AC is on, the AC then stops blowing through the front vents and get rerouted to the dash vents next to the windsheild. Please assist.
6 people like thisFlag inappropiate
2006 Ford Escape100,000
vacuum line, small hard plastic black, runs thru firewall passenger side, breaks at firewall. Buy new line at auto store, squeeze sides of glove box and drop down and remove door for access, line at top of heater box, pull line and remove grommet with needle nose pliers. Shine light in engine compartment, from inside car look for light. I used bailing wire to fish thru firewall, from engine side insert two inches into line and tape together, pull thru and put grommet on line far enough to have working room. Wet grommet and push into seat, I used a paint stirrer to push grommet in. I also used small rubber vac hose, and put about five inches on line to protect it where it goes thru firewall.
1 person likes thisFlag inappropiate
2005 Ford Escape88,000
My AC just began cutting out when I accelerate or go uphill about a month ago. I've had Chryslers do the same thing. I just put up with it. Didn't have it repaired yet. Personally, I won't fix it unless it stops cooling altogether.
1 person likes thisFlag inappropiate
Youve got a vaccum problem (which controls the vent doors)
1 person likes thisFlag inappropiate
Related Items:
2011 FORD ESCAPE ac coming out hot when car is on but when the car is off it is cold can you...
I have a 2001 Ford Escape, v6. It has been a good vehicle but it is getting up there in its miles. The milage is currently at 93K. Lately, the vehicle has developed a problem where it starts sha...
My ac is not blowing any cool air out. It stopped working suddenly. When the fan is on it makes...
We have a Ford Escape 4 wheel Drive. Mechanics at garage couldn`t fix our problem. Passenger si...
What does it mean when u hear a whinning or humming sound in your engine?