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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017 Thread Starter
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AC problem on new mustang

I noticed last week that my AC is not blowing cold air so I scheduled an appointment with the dealership to have it looked at. The car isn't even a year old and the only thing I've done to it was a tune. That got me thinking so I loaded the stock tune back on the vehicle but it didn't fix the AC. Is it possible the tune from SCT did something to the AC ? Everything is computerized now so I'm thinking it's possible. Just seems really odd to me that the AC went out on its own on such a young vehicle. Guess that's possible too but just seems odd to me. What do y'all think? Should I keep the stock tune on it when I take it in to get looked at?

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If it were me I would put stock tune on it. If they find a reason to blame it on they will take it.

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Yeah, I think I will play it safe and load the stock tune. A buddy I work with told me I should disconnect the battery as well and reset the system. I was always told they could tell if the car has been flashed regardless so I'm not really sure about the legitimacy of that advice.
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...... I was always told they could tell if the car has been flashed regardless so I'm not really sure about the legitimacy of that advice.
If you were selling a product that was repeatedly returned for warranty work, Knowing that the customer was at fault by changing the tune, Wouldn't you figure out a way to log it?

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Absolutely but they better be able to prove the tune was the fault. How exactly can they claim the tune caused the AC compressor to not kick in?
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So I took the vehicle in on Saturday. 5 hours later they called me back saying it's missing the belt and they have to order one. Smells fishy to me. I should have checked it over myself before taking it in. First off how does it take them 5 hours to determine the belt is missing. Second of all why would they not have one in stock, it's a belt, something you can pick up at the local auto parts store. Third, how does a belt just disappear with no trace on a vehicle that's 8 months old and the AC hasn't been used for the past 5 of those months. I'm not a mechanic myself but this has shady written all over it IMO.
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If it was blowing cold air when you bought it maybe the belt just broke and flew off. Incorrect install at factory or defective belt who knows. 5 hours at the dealer doesn't mean it took them that long to diagnose. It's when the service person decided to phone you. While not having a belt in the dealers stock the Ford depot they get it from, possibly nearby, may be closed on Saturday.
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Yeah, maybe. But the mechanic did say there was no sign of the belt fraying it was just missing. All I know is a belt doesn't just go that soon normally and either the belt was defective or something else is going on that caused it if that's really all they found. Only thing I care about is that they fix the entire problem and I don't end up paying for it. My fear is they charge me for a new belt and 6 months from now I have the same problem over again.
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