Having an air conditioner issue, especially in summer, will likely be a little but very constraining detail. In the city centre, you willingly open the windows of your Ford Focus to let in air, but the minute you get on fast roadways, it almost instantly becomes complicated.
It can sometimes blow hot air while you asked it cold air, or it could work intermittently.
You might not like to pay repair costs without finding out if you could certainly do it by yourself to repair your Ford Focus.
The aim of this article is to help you identify these possible problems in order to solve them as promptly as possible.
First, we will try to focus on the symptoms you figure out on the air conditioning failure of your Ford Focus.
Different symptoms on your Ford Focus air conditioner
You understand that it is not any longer effective, for example:
It works initially to finally only give back moisture and run out very quickly, or it works but with a really long time to cool effectively. Or even simpler, it just does not cool down anymore.
First thing to think about at that time on your Ford Focus, 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 alone, it carries great risks for your Ford Focus 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 high-end car, you are in theory much less bothered with this type of problem.
Also make sure you keep the air conditioning in good state all year round.
What does that mean? Plainly use it from time to time for short moments during the year, which allows to avoid a “rust” of the system on your Ford Focus. It uses up slightly more fuel, but as replacing your air conditioning system is much more costly, you benefit in the long run.
Different problems on your Ford Focus air conditioner
Now let’s look at some of the problems you may face on your Ford Focus. Bear in mind 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 outlined 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 Focus, a pulley allows it to rotate. If this one were to stop working, a chain reaction would take place with the compressor stopping, and therefore as mentioned above, no gas compression, no pressure…
We understand here that everything is connected and that each piece has a crucial importance, just like a chain work, a single missing link and the whole chain is stopped.
Another sensitive point, still on the theme of pressure, if by chance a too great pressure was felt in the circuit, a sensor will then be turned on in order to stop the operation for safety. We can think about here the work of a protection fuse on the electrical circuit of your Ford Focus.
Regarding the temperature sensor, there may also be a failure. Just imagine that it is no longer able to determine the temperature of the inside of your Ford Focus. 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 processed. Here again the air conditioning will have been turned off by the computer for security reasons in order in order to avoid improbable situations, for example, where it is regarded as hot in your Ford Focus 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 reload 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 cheaper second-hand, around 150€.
So here is a set of complications you might face on your Ford Focus, 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 handle compressed gas that is dangerous if you are not careful.
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