help ac seized - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace

Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-13-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
Focus Rookie
raidernation08's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Fan#: 97431
Location: spangdahlem, Germany
What I Drive: 2007 silver zx4

Posts: 22
FF Reputation: 1 raidernation08 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
help ac seized

so i am currently deployed to Afghanistan and of course the deployment monster struck and the ac compressor seized on my wife its a 2007 ford focus zx4 ses 2.0l duratec and i am stationed in Germany and the mechanic is saying that there is metal in the compressor and that the whole ac system has to be replaced thats sounds fishy to me so i am going to have them delete it from the car for 400 euro till i can get it replaced, because we never use it and they want 2000 euro to replace the whole system. any help would be greatly appreciated. i have just never heard that before and it sounds like there trying to just take my money.

2007 silver focus zx4 ses with the sport package.
Bolt on fswerks ITG air intake
Pioneer 4400bh sterio
Retro-solutions 55 W 8000k H.I.D kit
raidernation08 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 06-13-2013, 04:09 PM   #2
Old Phart
sailor's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Fan#: 57268
Location: Lockport, NY
What I Drive: 2004 Pitch Black ZTS 2.3 5spd.

Posts: 43,284
Points 31,635, Level 100
Points: 31,635, Level: 100 Points: 31,635, Level: 100 Points: 31,635, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 100%
Activity: 100% Activity: 100% Activity: 100%
FF Reputation: 134 sailor Excellent Standing Member sailor Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Moved to "General Technical Chat", best place to get tech. responses.

P.S. - Not an A/C expert myself, but from what I've heard it's not unheard of to need replacement of much of the system when there's major compressor damage. Opinions vary on whether debris can be adequately cleaned to prevent future compressor failure, and at shop labor rates replacement may be cheaper than cleaning. Luck!
"Rubber Side Down"

S.R. #275
Focus Takeover #003 / Tarbo Fan #003

Last edited by sailor; 06-13-2013 at 04:13 PM. Reason: Add
sailor is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-14-2013, 01:56 PM   #3
Focus Fanatic
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96610
Location: Fort Worth, TX
What I Drive: 00 wagon, 02 sedan both zetec atx

Posts: 11,539
Points 6,806, Level 54
Points: 6,806, Level: 54 Points: 6,806, Level: 54 Points: 6,806, Level: 54
Level Up 28% Completed
Level up: 28% Level up: 28% Level up: 28%
Forum Activity 100%
Activity: 100% Activity: 100% Activity: 100%
FF Reputation: 60 amc49 Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Once lunched it's pretty much junk, they won't take the time to flush it, rather change all parts. The nature of the A/C beast....................the compressor spreads metal bits everywhere, the restriction that cooling takes place at is only a hole close to 1/16", it clogs instantly with metal going through system and then any new compressor tears up again in five minutes. I watched half-ass-d people re-blow them up all day long (one guy I knew blew up four!) at the parts store. A/C not difficult to work but it is d-mn picky about hospital cleanliness in the system. Don't have it and you are looking at muchos problemos. It's either perfectly clean or borderline destroyed, no in between there.

While mechanics lie all the time, probably not here. A/C has always been like that, even back in the '60s.
amc49 is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
What I Drive
Year, color, and model of your car. Example: 2003 Pitch Black ZX3
Your real name.
Please select your insurance company (Optional)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:37 AM.

Copyright 2002-2015 All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.


Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1