Having an air conditioner trouble, especially in summer, can be a small but very constraining detail. In the city centre, you willingly open the windows of your Ford F 150 to let in air, but once you get on fast roadways, it almost instantly becomes complicated.
It can sometimes blow hot air while you asked it cold air, or it may well work intermittently.
You might not wish to pay repair costs without finding out if you may possibly do it by yourself to repair your Ford F 150 .
The goal of this article is to help you identify these possible problems in order to fix them as quickly as possible.
First, we will try to aim for the symptoms you recognize on the air conditioning failure of your Ford F 150 .
Different symptoms on your Ford F 150 air conditioner
You realize that it is not any longer effective, for example:
It works initially to finally only return moisture and run out very quickly, or it works but with a really long time to cool effectively. Or even simpler, it basically does not cool down anymore.
First thing to think about at this point on your Ford F 150 , it is likely that the gas charge is too short. This may very well mean that there is a potential leak in the circuit. If this were the case, we strongly advise you to request the advice of a specialist and not do this on your own, it carries great risks for your Ford F 150 and more essentially your own health.
This factor is partly owing to the wear and tear of time, but also to the level of quality of your air conditioning system. To put it plainly, if you have a expensive car, you are in theory much less bothered with this type of problem.
Also check you keep the air conditioning in good condition all year round.
What does that mean? Plainly use it every now and then for short moments throughout the year, which allows to avoid a “rust” of the system on your Ford F 150 . It consumes slightly more fuel, but since replacing your air conditioning system is much more expensive, you profit in the long run.
Different problems on your Ford F 150 air conditioner
Now let’s look at some of the issues you may face on your Ford F 150 . Bear in mind that your air conditioner system is a very complex 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 likely 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 F 150 , a pulley enables it to rotate. If this one were to stop working, a chain reaction would take place with the compressor stopping, and consequently 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 whole 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 triggered 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 F 150 .
About the temperature sensor, there may also be a failure. Just imagine that it is no longer in a position to determine the temperature of the inside of your Ford F 150 . As a result, it does not know what to give the computer as data, which will lead to the air conditioning being turned off because of the lack of consistent data to be dealt with. Here again the air conditioning will have been turned off by the computer for safety reasons in order to avoid improbable situations, for example, where it is considered hot in your Ford F 150 and sends cold when it is the opposite.
If you were to work with 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 replace your compressor, it would cost about 350€ new, much more affordable second-hand, around 150€.
So here is a set of complications you might face on your Ford F 150 , as you guessed, in most cases it is better to call on an expert to avoid potentially major accidents. Remember that in the case of air conditioning, you work with compressed gas that is dangerous if you are not careful.
If you want more guides on the Ford F 150 , go to our Ford F 150 category.