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My 2015 Ford Focus is overheating when the A/C is on and randomly when driving

(2015 Ford Focus)
in Surprise, AZ on October 11, 2017
I drive a 2015 Ford Focus with a manual transmission. When the A/C is on it was only blowing extremely hot air, I realized the car was over heating which I thought was why it was accelerating slowly. I had the clutch and gas both down in first gear trying to move and my RPMs were rising but I wasn’t moving forward. My emergency brake wasn’t on. After I turn the A/C off the gauge went down from “H” to the middle and the car drove normal. From there only at random did it over heat and not accelerate from a stop(the A/C was off) .
My husband called the mechanic but I’m hoping to get some info to avoid getting ripped off at the mechanics.
What seems to make the problem better or worse? It’s worse when the A/C is on and when I stop/try to shift in first second or third gear
How long have you had this problem? 24 hours
Tags: air condoning, over heating, a c, manual, ford, ford, focus
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of Mike's Garage on October 11, 2017
Sounds like a problem with the cooling fan. Does the car have active grille shudders? Could maybe be a problem with those as well. Hard to say with random overheating. Could be something simple too like a bad cap or small leak.
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