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Old 05-14-2016, 04:19 PM   #1
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On our latest trip to Vt./Lake George Ny. this past week I noticed on our way back home that the dash AC was blowing at the same temp as the vent. It definitely was not AC air Couldn't tell if the compressor was functioning or not. Has this been an issue with the Fords? What should I look at first? Also I noticed a peculiar odor while driving an...oily type odor coming from engine compartment. Could find no signs on any engine type leaks. I would think a bad AC compressor would be covered? Thanks in advance. Steve.
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Old 05-14-2016, 05:55 PM   #2
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On our latest trip to Vt./Lake George Ny. this past week I noticed on our way back home that the dash AC was blowing at the same temp as the vent. It definitely was not AC air Couldn't tell if the compressor was functioning or not. Has this been an issue with the Fords? What should I look at first? Also I noticed a peculiar odor while driving an...oily type odor coming from engine compartment. Could find no signs on any engine type leaks. I would think a bad AC compressor would be covered? Thanks in advance. Steve.
Maybe there's a fuse that you can check? My dash AC/Blower went out on my Dutch Star and it was a fuse.
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My compressor went out with only 2800 miles on it . The ford dealer
said it was common when coaches sit for long periods, the seals leak.
They covered it under warranty.
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Interesting. We've had ours little over a year and have close to 10k...so it hasn't set for to long a period. Any idea how long the warranty is for?
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Hi RattVader,
To avoid a trip to the dealer or authorized service center you could try to put some gas in it and see if it holds or does the same thing. The compressor may not turn it the gas is gone. It may need a can or two to get it going. If the gas is gone, it could be a bunch of different things. There are many points in the system where the gas could be lost. The comment made about smelling an oily smell would lead me to believe there is something wrong with the evaporator or its' connections.
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This post may help you with your problem or at least know what maybe going on and dealer can fix under warranty.
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You can simply look at the compressor and see if the clutch at the front is turning. Anything electrical has either a fuse or relay. That's a good starting point. You should have a low pressure and high pressure switch. Low gas or too much pressure will stop the compressor from working. AC is a pretty straightforward design with compressor, dryer,However, condenser, etc. Nowadays they've added complicated electronics. Start with the simple stuff regarding troubleshooting. A 20 amp fuse might be all it is. I would check and see if your warranty is still valid.


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Thanks all. I did locate the fuse block for the compressor..it was located in the engine compartment. All fuses were good. I have to remove the doghouse to access compressor..just to lazy right now. But while the engine was running I had my son cycle on the AC..didn't hear or sense with rpm change it turning on soooo...I'm thinking Ford dealer is next.
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