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Q: was told compressor was getting weak,how is this possible with out air not worki on 2005 Ford Freestyle

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cools good when on highway but not when in town at lower speeds
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If the compressor is getting weak, it will need to spin really fast, like at highway speeds in order to compress the refrigerant enough to cool the vehicle. Get a second opinion, maybe all you have is a clogged condenser, or you may just be low on r-134.
I had the same probglem with our 2005 Freestyle. My wife found a site on the net about freestyles www.myfordfreestyle.com had a question about air conditioning. There is a part in the compressor that cost me $40.00 and I had a shop put it in and the air is fine. Ford told me I had to replace the whole system for $1800. This is the site I went to to get the part. It is called a control valve. Cost about $180 for have the shop drain and recharge the system. Hope this helps.

http://www.techchoiceparts.com/ShowItem/116597-Scroll%20Compressor%20Control%20Valve.aspx
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