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Old 06-10-2013, 10:13 PM   #1931
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Hi all, new here to focus fanatics but have been lurking around on focusst.org, stnation, and focaljet under the same screen name.

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Very excited to be a new owner and part of the Focus community. Had an amazing time at the Ford Nationals in Carlisle this past weekend though a bit intimidated by the mechanical and engineering knowledge of others...I am new to this genre of car. I have never owned a vehicle with a Turbo so I have quite a bit to learn.

That said great time meeting skypilot and others at Focus Rising and look forward to be apart of this community as well.

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Old 06-13-2013, 08:12 AM   #1932
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I'm a new-be on the forum.
My air vent control valve,changes vents of air flow,was acting up so I did a search and found the and joined the forum.

I got this problem under control but now my A/C is acting up.

When it cool,morning and evenings my A/C in my 2006 works rather well,tempature in vents around 42 degress.

During 90 degree weather the I get cool air but tempature in vents only 62-65 degrees.

I had my freon sucked and checked.Car dealer had it over-filled so I'm assuming I have a bad compressor or maybe a bad valve that changes freon to spray????Dealer handles alot of Focuses and thinks it's the compressor.He says it's happened to his other focus.
I have a 2006 with 115K miles.

I wanted to say hello and start to tackle this A/C problem.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 06-13-2013, 08:29 AM   #1933
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Hello,
Joined this weekend after buying my 2013 sedan s. Now I kinda regret not shopping longer to find a hatch, but love the car and the site.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:06 AM   #1934
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I agree.The knob to change vent air flow was hanging up,unfortunately the cable came off or snapped,dealer gave me a new cable but according to the forum the Focus doesn't use a cabin filter and debris can get in and cause problems shutting a door.

In the mean-time you can by hand,remove sub-dash under steerwheel,get the vents you want.Mine was stuck in defrost but for summer it needed vents,I did that and I always leave keys in ignition but working on car I locked myself out.

My hood was open,there may be a way to jump contacts to active trunk,but the forum helped me get into locked car.
I went through the trunk by pressing the trunk button,took about 1-hour but no damage to door,few very small scratches.Turn signal in a way helped support wire but it can get in way.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:16 AM   #1935
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I agree.The knob to change vent air flow was hanging up,unfortunately the cable came off or snapped,dealer gave me a new cable but according to the forum the Focus doesn't use a cabin filter and debris can get in and cause problems shutting a door.

In the mean-time you can by hand,remove sub-dash under steerwheel,get the vents you want.Mine was stuck in defrost but for summer it needed vents,I did that and I always leave keys in ignition but working on car I locked myself out.

My hood was open,there may be a way to jump contacts to active trunk,but the forum helped me get into locked car.
I went through the trunk by pressing the trunk button,took about 1-hour but no damage to door,few very small scratches.Turn signal in a way helped support wire but it can get in way.
I have a feeling a may need to get a new compressor or rebuild the whole A/C system.I've had A/C problems before and sometimes it's best because of suck and refill and time can be money just to replace all major compents.
I found alot of online places,has anyone dealt with discountacparts.com or is there a parts supplier forum users have had goo results with?What are OEM parts?
I can get compressor,expansion device,dryer,seals and oil for 235.00 but I still may need condensor.
When I was a DIY,instead of tearing down replace one part suck it down and refill,if not fixed repeat,takes more time.Just replace all possible causes,suck it down and recharge.
I don't think the computer on Focus will let me know what part of A/C is bad or acting up or will it?
That would be nice if it pin-pointed which a/c component was acting up.

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Old 06-13-2013, 10:20 AM   #1936
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I'm still learning the forum but I can't find any links or topics on A/C problems and solutions.
Can someone post a link or let me know what part of the forum I need to go to?
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:33 AM   #1937
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"General Technical Chat" to get answers to mechanical issues.

And there is a 'Stickie" there with a complete rundown on A/C repairs...

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Old 06-14-2013, 02:43 AM   #1938
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:59 AM   #1939
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I agree.The knob to change vent air flow was hanging up,unfortunately the cable came off or snapped,dealer gave me a new cable but according to the forum the Focus doesn't use a cabin filter and debris can get in and cause problems shutting a door.

In the mean-time you can by hand,remove sub-dash under steerwheel,get the vents you want.Mine was stuck in defrost but for summer it needed vents,I did that and I always leave keys in ignition but working on car I locked myself out.

My hood was open,there may be a way to jump contacts to active trunk,but the forum helped me get into locked car.
I went through the trunk by pressing the trunk button,took about 1-hour but no damage to door,few very small scratches.Turn signal in a way helped support wire but it can get in way.
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"General Technical Chat" to get answers to mechanical issues.

And there is a 'Stickie" there with a complete rundown on A/C repairs...

Welcome to FF!
thanks,
Took some looking but I found it.Search didn't work but I used A/C
General Ford Focus AC Troubles below is the link
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=195638
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:41 PM   #1940
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HEy guys.

Pete from Michigan here. Just got a black 2005 focus zx4 ST. It is COMPLETELY STOCK. Had an 06 now have an 05 with 170,000 miles on it. Love it!! I'm a car n00b, i have little knowlege about upgrades/performance parts and what they do, so don't get mad at "dumb" questions, as they aren't dumb to me. I am a single dad, so I'm poor. Wondering if there is anything I can do to increase
The torque for my car that's cheap:) I have heard that the 2.3L engine stock is a very limited car as it pertains to potential power and HP. Thanks:)

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