Having an air conditioner issue, especially in summer, will likely be a small but very constraining detail. In the city centre, you willingly open the windows of your Ford Escape to let in air, but the minute you get on fast roads, it almost instantly becomes complicated.
It could very well sometimes blow hot air even though you asked it cold air, or it may well work intermittently.
You might not like to pay repair costs without knowing if you could do it by yourself to repair your Ford Escape.
The aim of this article is to help you detect these possible problems in order to solve them as promptly as possible.
First, we will try to aim for the symptoms you figure out on the air conditioning failure of your Ford Escape.
Different symptoms on your Ford Escape air conditioner
You realize that it is not any longer effective, for example:
It works in the beginning to finally only return moisture and run out very quickly, or it works but with a really long time to cool effectively. Or also simpler, it basically does not cool down anymore.
First thing to think about at that time on your Ford Escape, it is very likely that the gas charge is too limited. This could mean that there is a probable leak in the circuit. If this were the case, we really recommend you to request the advice of a specialist and not do this on your own, it carries great risks for your Ford Escape and more essentially your own health.
This factor is partly due to the wear and tear of time, but also to the quality of your air conditioning system. To put it simply, if you have a expensive car, you are theoretically much less bothered with this type of problem.
Also check you keep the air conditioning in good state all year round.
What does that mean? Simply use it every once in awhile for short moments during the year, which helps to avoid a “rust” of the system on your Ford Escape. It uses up slightly more fuel, but as replacing your air conditioning system is much more costly, you profit in the long run.
Different problems on your Ford Escape air conditioner
Now let’s look at some of the difficulties you may face on your Ford Escape. Take into account that your air conditioner system is a very elaborate system, made up of a multitude of parts that can potentially lead to failure.
First, as mentioned above, you may have a gas leak and therefore no pressure in the system.
Also, it is therefore possible that your compressor is out of order. Same observation as above, it is no longer possible to compress the gas, therefore no more pressure in the system.
Attached to this compressor of your Ford Escape, a pulley allows it to rotate. If this one were to stop working, a chain reaction would occur with the compressor stopping, and therefore as mentioned above, no gas compression, no pressure…
We realize here that everything is connected and that each piece has a crucial importance, just like a chain work, a single lacking link and the entire chain is stopped.
Another delicate point, still on the theme of pressure, if by chance a too high pressure was felt in the circuit, a sensor will then be turned on in order to stop the operation for basic safety. We can imagine here the work of a protection fuse on the electrical circuit of your Ford Escape.
Regarding the temperature sensor, there may as well be a failure. Just imagine that it is no longer capable of identify the temperature of the inside of your Ford Escape. As a result, it does not detect what to give the computer as data, which will lead to the air conditioning being turned off due to the lack of consistent data to be dealt with. Here again the air conditioning will have been turned off by the computer for security reasons in order to avoid improbable situations, for example, where it is considered hot in your Ford Escape and sends cold when it is the opposite.
If you were to employ a professional, here is an notion of the prices you would have to pay:
Let’s imagine that you recharge your air conditioning with gas, it varies from 40 to 60€.
If, on the other hand, you had to change your compressor, it would cost about 350€ new, much less expensive second-hand, around 150€.
So here is a set of problems you might face on your Ford Escape, as you guessed, in most cases it is better to call on an expert to avoid potentially serious accidents. Remember that in the case of air conditioning, you deal with compressed gas that is dangerous if you are not careful.
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