Having an air conditioner trouble, especially in summer, could very well be a small but very constraining detail. In the city centre, you willingly open the windows of your Ford Fusion to let in air, but when you get on fast roadways, it almost instantly becomes complicated.
It can sometimes blow hot air even though you asked it cold air, or it could work intermittently.
You might not wish to pay repair costs without knowing if you may possibly do it by yourself to repair your Ford Fusion.
The aim of this article is to help you determine these possible problems in order to solve them as promptly as possible.
First, we will try to focus on the symptoms you recognize on the air conditioning failure of your Ford Fusion.
Different symptoms on your Ford Fusion air conditioner
You understand that it is no longer effective, for example:
It works in the beginning to finally only return moisture and run out very quickly, or it works yet with a particularly long time to cool effectively. Or also simpler, it basically does not cool down anymore.
First thing to think about at this point on your Ford Fusion, it is very likely that the gas charge is too limited. This may mean that there is a probable leak in the circuit. If this were the case, we really recommend you to seek the advice of a specialist and not do this alone, it carries great risks for your Ford Fusion and more importantly 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 plainly, if you have a top quality 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 every once in awhile for short moments during the year, which allows to avoid a “rust” of the system on your Ford Fusion. It uses up slightly more fuel, but since replacing your air conditioning system is much more costly, you profit in the long run.
Different problems on your Ford Fusion air conditioner
Next let’s look at some of the problems you may face on your Ford Fusion. Remember 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 outlined above, you may have a gas leak and consequently 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, consequently no more pressure in the system.
Attached to this compressor of your Ford Fusion, a pulley allows it to rotate. If this one were to stop working, a chain reaction would take place with the compressor stopping, and so as mentioned above, no gas compression, no pressure…
We understand here that everything is linked and that each piece has a crucial importance, just like a chain work, a single lacking link and the complete chain is stopped.
Another delicate 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 Fusion.
Regarding the temperature sensor, there may as well be a failure. Just imagine that it is no longer able to identify the temperature of the inside of your Ford Fusion. As a result, it does not detect what to give the computer as data, which will lead to the air conditioning being switched 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 safety reasons in order to avoid improbable situations, for example, where it is regarded as hot in your Ford Fusion and sends cold when it is the opposite.
If you were to work with a professional, here is an idea 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 cheaper second-hand, around 150€.
So here is a set of problems you might face on your Ford Fusion, as you thought, 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.
If you have any additional questions about the Ford Fusion, do not hesitate to consult our Ford Fusion category.