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Old 08-19-2014, 09:16 PM   #1
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AC blows cold then warm then cold...

We have a 2013 Focus. One month after we bought the new car we ran over a tire tread in the road. The tire tread took out the oil filter and most of the plastic under carriage fasteners. One month later, we got our car back from the dealer repaired like new. The only issue we have is the air conditioning. The AC blows cold then blows warm for 20 t0 60 seconds, then blows cold again. This goes on and on while driving the car. This occurs normally on the 1 to 2 AC setting. The service department said this is NORMAL for AC.

I have never experienced an AC like this. Does anyone have this problem?


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Old 08-20-2014, 01:22 AM   #2
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Moved to the MkIII section.

More looks from current owners here.

I can imagine something like this in certain conditions with a climate control setting, doesn't sound like yours has that option.
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Old 08-20-2014, 01:32 AM   #3
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We have a 2013 Focus. One month after we bought the new car we ran over a tire tread in the road. The tire tread took out the oil filter and most of the plastic under carriage fasteners. One month later, we got our car back from the dealer repaired like new. The only issue we have is the air conditioning. The AC blows cold then blows warm for 20 t0 60 seconds, then blows cold again. This goes on and on while driving the car. This occurs normally on the 1 to 2 AC setting. The service department said this is NORMAL for AC.

I have never experienced an AC like this. Does anyone have this problem?
That is not normal. Can you tell if the ac compressor is cycling off when the ac blows hot air?
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:08 AM   #4
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Sounds like a bent or pinched AC coolant line, my son ran into a ditch in his Toyota and bent a line on his, and it does the same thing
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What happens is the expansion valve gets gummed up. Either change it or clean it out you must evac a/c before doing so. I just shut my a/c off for a minute and turn it back on and seems to work fine. I have a 2012
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We have a 2013 Focus. One month after we bought the new car we ran over a tire tread in the road. The tire tread took out the oil filter and most of the plastic under carriage fasteners. One month later, we got our car back from the dealer repaired like new. The only issue we have is the air conditioning. The AC blows cold then blows warm for 20 t0 60 seconds, then blows cold again. This goes on and on while driving the car. This occurs normally on the 1 to 2 AC setting. The service department said this is NORMAL for AC.

I have never experienced an AC like this. Does anyone have this problem?
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:03 PM   #7
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Also could be a damaged compressor clutch that can't engage fully for a prolonged period of time. Either way, it's not good that it's doing that and it's going to be a heck of a time getting it serviced.
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We have a 2012 focus se hatchback it does the same thing, honestly ford didn't really care when they made focus. It is the worst vehicle they have ever made
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We have a 2012 focus se hatchback it does the same thing, honestly ford didn't really care when they made focus. It is the worst vehicle they have ever made
Have you ever driven in a pinto? or an early 90's escort? or the original fiesta?
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Other than my original trans problems and the come and go a/c issue and the lock/unlock button I love the car
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