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A/C Covered Under Warranty

Car is 1-1/2 years old, and the A/C quit blowing cold air yesterday. I checked the compressor fuse, and it's okay.

I've done quite a few mods to the car (including a Scoshe console panel) - do you think they'll give me grief at the dealership?


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The pessimist in me says that they will indeed give you a hard time. But then again it depends on the stealership you go to. In either case, good luck man.


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You should be fine. I had my ac compressor quit just before 36, 000 miles and never had any problem having it covered under warranty.
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My ac quit on my 07gt after six years and thirty thousand miles, lucky for me I had ford ESP. Without ESP cost would have been $1,100 only cost me $100.00 for a new not rebilt unit.
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My ac quit on my 07gt after six years and thirty thousand miles, lucky for me I had ford ESP. Without ESP cost would have been $1,100 only cost me $100.00 for a new not rebilt unit.
What did your esp cost over six years? If it was over $1000, you weren't so lucky.
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It was covered - it was one of the hoses.

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I bet it was the one with the fill port on it?

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I bet it was the one with the fill port on it?
It was the discharge hose. I don't know where that is in the system.

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they aren't supposed to deny warranty coverage for an item unless you "modified something inline".

example:
brake calipers and you put stainless lines on
blown motor and you installed a supercharger or messed with the tune

if we are talking intake, exhaust, some suspension stuff and the A/C went out.. then unless they are the lamest dealer ever.. you shouldn't have a problem. my service manager is kind of a schmuck but when i bring it in for maint service the techs see the exhaust and intake and don't say anything
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Hey! My a/c was not blowing cold air, i got to take it into the dealer today (less than 30 days till the 3 year warranty ends bought my car nov2010 (2011 v6)) the a/c line had a leak and they replaced it and now it blows cold air agian, took them 3 hours...They also replaced my steering wheel buttons because they were peeling and they did all for free all covered by the warranty
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My AC just blows hot when you accelerate hard..... apparently this is normal according to the dealer.

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I had a car that did that once. The selling dealer told me it was a performance feature to save power.... took it to a body shop to check for front end damage and he found a hole in the condenser coil....
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My AC just blows hot when you accelerate hard..... apparently this is normal according to the dealer.
Yes, that's a fact. The clutch disengages at WOT, thus producing less drag on the engine. My Crown Vic did that too.

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Yes, that's a fact. The clutch disengages at WOT, thus producing less drag on the engine. My Crown Vic did that too.
lol I'v never had a car blast me with brutal hot air when accelerating before. I can see the compressor disengaging for a hard pull but it shouldn't spew hot air that fast.... the coils should still be cold.

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My AC just blows hot when you accelerate hard..... apparently this is normal according to the dealer.
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Yes, that's a fact. The clutch disengages at WOT, thus producing less drag on the engine. My Crown Vic did that too.
Hi djtr,

As per my Technical Specialist (and jsimmons) there are quite a few things that will make the compressor cut off because it assumes you need the power elsewhere. Some are normal characteristics to make sure it does not burn out and some that could be concerns. Youíre more than welcome to get a second opinion at a different Ford Dealer.

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