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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-21-2014 Thread Starter
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2011 AC compressor gone already...?

Last year the condenser went...warranty ok.

This year ...with 18k and stored for 18 months of the 36 she's been alive - my 2011 5.0 AC compressor went. No warranty and ford wants 1K plus tax to fix.... cdn

Anyone else having ac issues??

so 1300.00 ish seem fair to you guys - again, in Canada.

What a scam I say.

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A/C repairs are not cheap, it has been several years since I have dealt with that type of repair, but it is on par with what I expect.


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I wonder if the "stored for 18 months" had anything to do with it. Many years ago I had a Ford T-bird that I didn't drive much (student) and the AC on that car was constantly failing. They claimed it was because the seals and o-rings would dry out from not being used enough. Not sure I believed it but whatever.

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I wonder if the "stored for 18 months" had anything to do with it. Many years ago I had a Ford T-bird that I didn't drive much (student) and the AC on that car was constantly failing. They claimed it was because the seals and o-rings would dry out from not being used enough. Not sure I believed it but whatever.

I have heard the same thing many times. I believe that the oil in the freon lubes the seals so if it isn't running the seals can get dry.


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I am not certain of this but I think I read that one of the reasons they run the a/c compressor with the defroster in a lot of cars these days is so the compressor gets some exercise year round and keeps things lubricated as pointed out above.

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If it's out of warranty never take it back to the dealer for any service. Get the part number of the compressor and find one for 1/3 the cost. Find a local shop that does installs and freon/AC work. Make sure to first take it to that shop to have them confirm the compressor is shot also. 18K miles is nothing.
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If it's out of warranty never take it back to the dealer for any service. Get the part number of the compressor and find one for 1/3 the cost. Find a local shop that does installs and freon/AC work. Make sure to first take it to that shop to have them confirm the compressor is shot also. 18K miles is nothing.
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Also it happened to my '11 5.0. The compressor died at 20k miles, also a click noise from the dash A/C control unit developed about 15 k miles. The only good thing on my side was that I acquired the extended service warranty, just the cost on parts of the compressor was about $500. I think this is a low quality part from FORD MO.CO. Too bad. I have a 90k. miles toyota & a 80k. miles Honda and the A/C still is working without any issue.
Now that you don't have warranty. Compare costs & take it to an independent A/C shop.

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I think Ford just didn't do a very good job with the AC on these cars. Mine went out on my 2011 GT with on 31K miles last week. I have had my car a little over the three limit on the warranty so I will get stuck with the bill. From the research I have done it seems like a LOT of people are having issues, it would be nice if they issued a recall but I'm sure that won't happen. I'm pretty upset about it and it will have me thinking when I go to purchase my next vehicle.

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