2005 Ford Freestyle Q&A
2005 Ford Freestyle Question: A/C not working properly.
Cleaning out the front condenser area is very important and should be done every summer. Also, replacing the Climate Control Filter should be done every summer, because a plugged filter will stop cooling air flow. When was the last time you had your A/C system service, that should be done every 24 months in warm weather areas? - dandd
yes my wife has a freestyle to and it is doing the same thing to I think it is the compressor but but i have been reading up on this and there also a vavle on the back of the compressor that could cause this to - Visitor
hi my 1998 ford f150 done the same thing i ended up replacing the compressor what happens is when the system has to move a lot of heat from the inside compartment the compressor has to move the heat (VAPOR) at the same rate.if it cant you will get the promblem you've got.I recommend change the compressor(IF the low side can't reach 30 psi change compressor) when youre vehicle is moving you're compressors rate of heat transfer is better. HOPE THIS HELPS MIKE - Visitor
Our 2007 Freestyle has had the same issue. This is a vehicle-specific issue. There are several known issues with this family of vehicles & A/C systems. For our problem - no cold air at idle - the most common problem is a clogged SCROLL COMPRESSOR CONTROL VALVE. They can be purchased at 'techchoiceparts' for about $40. Labor/evacuation/recharging may run another $150-200, but definitely necessary. I think we may have waited a little too long, and may still have to replace the compressor. My Ford shop quoted $1300 to replace the compressor, claiming a leaking seal! Here's the deal. The valve can be easily replaced. It is easily accessible from the outside back of the compressor itself. This valve allows the compressor to function as a variable compressor. A quick fix that may save you many hundreds, as well as a happy spouse!!! Another common issue is a faulty blend door motor/actuator inside the vehicle. May cause hot or cold on one side or the other. Could also be due to a poor electrical connection. For more info and fact-checking, you'll find some great info here: http://www.myfordfreestyle.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4329 Youtube video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKr7o7vkdY8 The control valve can be purchased at: http://www.techchoiceparts.com/Showitem/116597-Scroll%20Compressor%20Control%20Valve.aspx - RisslerJ
i have had the same problem. had it checked out and first they thought compressor but jumped it across and it worked fine. told me it was electrical ...that i would have to take it to someone else for that. I think i will try the valve for 30. first to see if that works. Thanks for the imput. - Billie HOy
On my 2005 Montego on a mild to warm day the AC blows cold air and is OK, but on a hot day the AC can't keep up. I took it to the dealer and the report was that the freon was good but that the compressor was bad. However, after reading about the many problems with this compressor and now about the scroll valve and or the expansion valve, any ideas as to what may be causing this? - Severt