air conditioner on 2005 Ford Five Hundred

The ari in my vehicle works ok while im driving. As soon as I come to a red light or stop sign the air blows warm. Even when im parked it will blow warm air

by in Madison, TN on June 19, 2010
6 answers 3 comments
ANSWER by on July 01, 2010
Mine too!! same exact thing. Can anyone help? My email is
ANSWER by on July 04, 2010
My air conditioner on my 2007 Ford 500 blows warm air the minute I slow down or stop. What is wrong?
COMMENT by on July 08, 2010
I had the same problem..had to replace the compressor. Luckily, I work at the local community college and labor was free. Hopefully you have a similar program where you are..Know the air is working fine
COMMENT by on July 16, 2010
ANSWER by on July 16, 2010
Most likely your problem is the compressor control valve. Cost for a new one is abot $30. This is the most likely culprit based off of your described symptoms. Dealerships will want to replace the compressor, point out that this is a common problem with the Ford 500. A new control valvve is much cheaper than a new compressor.
COMMENT by on August 05, 2010
where is the compressor contral valve? Napa says that don't see that part for my 2005 ford 500.
ANSWER by on July 28, 2010
My compressor was bad too, same exact issue, blew warm at idle. Rev up to 2000 -3000 rpm and it blew cold.
ANSWER by on August 05, 2010
Have mechanic check for leaking air compressor "O" ring seals.
ANSWER by on March 09, 2011
I have an 05, mine started doing the same. A friend is a mechanic, he says it's the compressor. Apparently it's a problem with this compressor in these cars. To replace the compressor will cost $700 for part, not including labor. He drained the Freon and recharged it, said that will hold me for a while. I just make sure I rev it up to about 2000 RPM for a few seconds and that seems to help.
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