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Old 06-19-2014, 05:08 PM   #1
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Air conditioning not really cold

Had my air conditioning recharged today. Only slightly cold air blowing through. Since new the air was never really cold especially during the day. At night it would work. Is this common?
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Same with me. But I always thought it was this damn Texas heat reaching 110 where I live.
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My AC also stopped working.
It blows ambient air temp XD
I'm going to probably go tomorrow to get it checked out.

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The ac clutch isn't engaging for me :/
Not 100% sure why

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Old 06-19-2014, 05:43 PM   #4
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Air conditioning not really cold

Really stupid question. Are you running max air? Or the standard where air pulls from outside? I ask because the difference is night and day. I live in central Florida and have to run the max ac in order to cool the car. The owners manual even says for best cooling use max ac.
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You dont need to use max air. Turn on ac then hit the air recirculation button. This pulls the air from inside the cabin instead of outside helping the ac out. This is because its cooling the cabin air (which will quickly cool down) rather then the continous 95* outside air.
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It is probably the compressor so u will most likely have to replace the a/c compressor accumulator and orifice tube. Mine had the same problem and u will also need more freon.
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It is probably the compressor so u will most likely have to replace the a/c compressor accumulator and orifice tube. Mine had the same problem and u will also need more freon.

Agree with him
I had to change the line that goes from condenser to compressor and recharge the car with more freon
Mine was broken so i had no choice
It definitely fixed the problem though
It shouldnt take more than one hour for all that
The shop i went to tried charging me two hours of labor but i showed them the timer and it showed less than an hour worths of labor
Good luck bud hope you can get everything fixes
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Around how much did it cost for the parts and labor?
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Just recirculate the air. much cooler ^^
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You dont need to use max air. Turn on ac then hit the air recirculation button. This pulls the air from inside the cabin instead of outside helping the ac out. This is because its cooling the cabin air (which will quickly cool down) rather then the continous 95* outside air.

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Still under warranty, so I'll bring it in next week. Went to a quick oil change place since both ford dealerships had too long of waits today.
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Still under warranty, so I'll bring it in next week. Went to a quick oil change place since both ford dealerships had too long of waits today.

Noooooo. I'll never go to a jiffy lube after the crap they pulled on my friend. Ive always done it myself or had ford. Thats just my experience though.
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Around how much did it cost for the parts and labor?

Well the part was 137 brand new from ford
The shop charges $105 hour labor
Its a really good shop over 50+ years of experience a lot of magazine and high rated company. To me its worth it. And then it was about $40 for recharge and $35 for freeon
Not bad in my opinion
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My 2011 blows cold since it's been new, and live in Central Florida where we are now into our Africa hot summers.

The key is to make sure you are getting plenty of air through the front; the A/C condensor sits in front of the radiator, so the e-fan is drawing air through both to cool. Folks that install the fancy grills need to take this into account when purchasing; make sure those aftermarket grilles allow for ample air to flow through the radiator and A/C condensor. Maske sure you have no leaves, bugs, or paper lodged in front of the front grill area.

After installing a boss style lower front valance and splitter on my Mustang, I find that paper easily gets sucked into the lower part of the front bumper. I've found pieces against the lower radiator several times.

Make sure your e-fan is working also.
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Max AC = air recirculation

6 = 1/2 dozen

OP, how low was the pressure and you wouldn't be the 1st with a leaker. fwiw my AC is mediocore with fresh air (located in CT) the heat is amazing but I'm kinda dissapointed with the AC esp for a Ford.
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Max AC = air recirculation

6 = 1/2 dozen

OP, how low was the pressure and you wouldn't be the 1st with a leaker. fwiw my AC is mediocore with fresh air (located in CT) the heat is amazing but I'm kinda dissapointed with the AC esp for a Ford.

Correct, max air is like a quick button. You could also push all the other settings and get to the same place. I tend to do what is easiest, call me lazy.
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Thats probably the only thing i am dissapointed with in this car. I dont think the AC is that great, my dads 1999 ford taurus had awesome AC so i was expecting the same from the mustang. Definitelly a let down.

Also the fact that there is no automatic AC where you can set the temp and it keeps the temp at that level is ridiculous in my opinion. My 2002 honda accord had that in it... i hate having to keep turning the AC up or down it alwasy seems that its either too cold or too hot.


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Thats probably the only thing i am dissapointed with in this car. I dont think the AC is that great, my dads 1999 ford taurus had awesome AC so i was expecting the same from the mustang. Definitelly a let down.

Also the fact that there is no automatic AC where you can set the temp and it keeps the temp at that level is ridiculous in my opinion. My 2002 honda accord had that in it... i hate having to keep turning the AC up or down it alwasy seems that its either too cold or too hot.


I got a 2014 premium edition.
+1 I just drove across country and I don't know how many times I adjusted the temp/blower. Very annoying.
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I personally have not had any problems with my ac, but this is something Ford in general is notorious for having problems with. My wife and my dad both have late model Fords and needed ac work done, and my mom had an older ford at on time that needed ac work.
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Try the cabin filter? Change every 12,000. I changed mine at 50,000. It was black lol and my AC got cold again. But it could be the time that things start to fail. But if your compressor goes out, the bits and pieces usually take out the low side of the system. Novice at AC and work at a part store... Trying to help
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I bought my 2011 'new'. The air is ice cold but mine seems to work best on 'max air'. Will get freezing cold on 100 degree days in East Tennessee
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I don'the even use my a/c unless I have passengers. Don't want to lose my HP. I sweat my but off too in 110 degree Arizona summer.
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I bake like a ham in the heat. The ac only works under 70 degrees. Otherwise is luke cool
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Thats probably the only thing i am dissapointed with in this car. I dont think the AC is that great, my dads 1999 ford taurus had awesome AC so i was expecting the same from the mustang. Definitelly a let down.

Also the fact that there is no automatic AC where you can set the temp and it keeps the temp at that level is ridiculous in my opinion. My 2002 honda accord had that in it... i hate having to keep turning the AC up or down it alwasy seems that its either too cold or too hot.


I got a 2014 premium edition.
This actually does exist. It comes with the electronics package. Mine has it.
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I wish it would shoot out snow flakes
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This actually does exist. It comes with the electronics package. Mine has it.
What else comes with electronis package. You would think premium edition would have it for sure.
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What else comes with electronis package. You would think premium edition would have it for sure.
It's an optional addon for the premium.

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Not sure if it's been discussed here but put your AC on regular and click the recirculate. Also clean your cabin filter. If non of that helps, you have a real problem.

Max AC and recirculate pull air in from the cabin instead of sucking this 110* air from the outside. There is only so much it can do with that humid, hot air. I learned this trick 3 days ago. I went from kinda cold to pretty cold.

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But max AC pulls power about 20% for AC in general
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Picked up a cabin filter and air filter changed both. Took it for a spin in 82 degree weather and ac was working pretty good. Filters were dirty but not clogged but I guess that made a big difference. Thanks for the tip.
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And tell me that cabin filter was hard to get to
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A little tricky to get it back in with my not small hands. Of course I did lose one of those funny clips even when I told myself to be especially careful removing them


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air conditioning sucks

on my 2011 since it was new. Ford had the car off and on for 6 months and finally told me "it was working as designed". Our mustangs don't cool like many other automobiles do but we have to live with it. Keeping the back seats upright helps some as your not trying to cool the trunk.
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