AC service in Salt Lake City? - 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 > Regional Forums > Rocky Mountain Fanatics

Rocky Mountain Fanatics Serving the Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming regions.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-19-2010, 04:42 PM   #1
Focus Fanatic
 
Magus2727's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Fan#: 62897
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
What I Drive: 2001 Malibu Blue ZX3

Posts: 5,190
Points 9,257, Level 64
Points: 9,257, Level: 64 Points: 9,257, Level: 64 Points: 9,257, Level: 64
Level Up 69% Completed
Level up: 69% Level up: 69% Level up: 69%
Forum Activity 60%
Activity: 60% Activity: 60% Activity: 60%
FF Reputation: 9 Magus2727 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
AC service in Salt Lake City?

My AC in my Foci is doing nothing... it will be on high max cold (and Max AC) and after 30 min of driving it is still hot as crap in my car. the amount of cold goes down the more air that blow through the vents. I think the condensor is not getting cold enough due to the refigerent, but I have checked the pressure and the pressure is good.

on low i have cold air but does not provide enough movement to actualy get the cabin cold at that level, but on 4 setting on AC the air may be only 10* lower then the out side temp. I think I may need a whole system flush and wanted to get some opinions on what is a good shop in the salt lake area (Draper / Sandy prefered) that any one here has had experiance with.

Thanks!


__________________
2001 ZX3 2.0L Zetec-
Hatch Nation #42

Going through Rebuild See "The TICK Build Thread" for details (http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=289168&referrerid=62897)
Magus2727 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-19-2010, 05:16 PM   #2
Lets get twisted
 
x FoCuSfReAk x's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Fan#: 60594
Location: Midvale, UT
What I Drive: '05 Jeep WK

Posts: 2,331
FF Reputation: 7 x FoCuSfReAk x Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
I don't know of a specific good shop to use but I can say this: do NOT go to Tunex. A friend of mine used them and he continued to have AC problems for about 4 or 5 months before he totaled his car. And he went back multiple times and they couldn't get it right. I trust the guys at Firestone in Draper but because they are a mainstream shop they may cost more. I've been to them a ton for both of my cars and have always had a good experience.
__________________
The fo is gone...she will be missed...

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikebontoft View Post
lol I bet that was a kick in the ego pants.....
x FoCuSfReAk x is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-19-2010, 11:14 PM   #3
Focus Addict
 
jeff434's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Fan#: 46982
Location: west jordan utah, UT
What I Drive: 2006 Black ZX3

Posts: 940
Points 3,798, Level 38
Points: 3,798, Level: 38 Points: 3,798, Level: 38 Points: 3,798, Level: 38
Level Up 99% Completed
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 10 jeff434 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (5)
is the compressor coming on? you should hear it click on when you hit the a/c button. you could have a small leak and be low enough on refrigerant to trip the low pressure sensor and lock out the compressor. it would be worth it to go grab a can of r134a with the charge hose and squirt a little in the system and see if it makes a difference.
__________________
Last of the hatches #43
Team Duratec #666
Midwest Crew #24
Steeda SRI(winter), K&N FiPk(summer) Steeda STS, Trubendz 2.5'' SS w/ Magnaflow, Toms tune
jeff434 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-20-2010, 05:45 PM   #4
Focus Fanatic
 
Magus2727's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Fan#: 62897
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
What I Drive: 2001 Malibu Blue ZX3

Posts: 5,190
Points 9,257, Level 64
Points: 9,257, Level: 64 Points: 9,257, Level: 64 Points: 9,257, Level: 64
Level Up 69% Completed
Level up: 69% Level up: 69% Level up: 69%
Forum Activity 60%
Activity: 60% Activity: 60% Activity: 60%
FF Reputation: 9 Magus2727 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
I get cold, and the engine drops in idle as the second fan comes on along with the compressor. I have not check the pressure this year but last year it was starting to have this problem but the pressure was fine then... I need to have my tires rotated and balanced on Saturday so while it is at the shop I will have them check the pressure... I have been meaning to get a professional set that will measure both high and low line (have a Jeep that is having problems also) but thats $60 i don't have to spend on a piece of equipment I can then do nothing about. I find AC the most frustrating part, the average or even crazy gear head cant work on the AC system if its charged... or shouldn't at least ....
__________________
2001 ZX3 2.0L Zetec-
Hatch Nation #42

Going through Rebuild See "The TICK Build Thread" for details (http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=289168&referrerid=62897)
Magus2727 is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-02-2010, 01:02 AM   #5
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Fan#: 41771
Location: Pinellas County, Florida
What I Drive: 05 White ZX4

Posts: 40
FF Reputation: 1 zeyeon Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by x FoCuSfReAk x View Post
I don't know of a specific good shop to use but I can say this: do NOT go to Tunex. A friend of mine used them and he continued to have AC problems for about 4 or 5 months before he totaled his car. And he went back multiple times and they couldn't get it right. I trust the guys at Firestone in Draper but because they are a mainstream shop they may cost more. I've been to them a ton for both of my cars and have always had a good experience.
Ill co-sign the firestone in draper. They fixed a radiator problem I had that 3 seperate shops in florida failed to. I go to them for everything an I've never had an issue with any of their work.
zeyeon is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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 07:31 PM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. 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 ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum, Civic Type-R Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1