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Old 07-05-2012, 04:52 PM   #141
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AC at full blast still not cold enough

Hi All!

I see there have been a few similar problems I have with my AC in my 2012 Focus SEL. I live in NJ and it has been hot lately but, the AC has been a huge disappointment. My wife drives a 2012 Edge and hers works like a charm. I realize there will be a difference between the two but, I'd say hers at the lowest fan speed would put mine to shame at full blast. I have to turn it to 60 degrees and i still sweat my behind off. I see that it could be a problem with the dampers or the freon. My question is if you have had a similar problem, was the problem solved and what was diagnosed? I'm bringing it in Saturday morning and I just hope they don't turn me away with no answers. 2,000 miles on the car and the AC is downright pathetic. Thanks all!
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:41 PM   #142
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I got mine out of the shop today, it was OVERCHARGED! It seems to be ok at best. I would think a new car should make it uncomfortably cold, but it just cools well.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:32 PM   #143
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I got mine out of the shop today, it was OVERCHARGED! It seems to be ok at best. I would think a new car should make it uncomfortably cold, but it just cools well.
Oh I agree. I should want to turn it off completely. Instead I'm wishing it went lower than 60 degrees.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:25 AM   #144
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Does anyone have any information the TBS for the strut issue? Mine make a lot of noise and I'd like to have something to reference when I go in. :/
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:56 PM   #145
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A/c comes on when I start vehicle

I just bought a brand new titanium hatch for some reason just recently when I start the car it always turns the air on even though I turn it off before I turn the car off. It never did this before I would turn of the car and come back and turn the car on and te a/c would be just how I left it off. Now for some reason it's turning on by itself. Does anyone know what I maybe doing wrong.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:00 PM   #146
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I just bought a brand new titanium hatch for some reason just recently when I start the car it always turns the air on even though I turn it off before I turn the car off. It never did this before I would turn of the car and come back and turn the car on and te a/c would be just how I left it off. Now for some reason it's turning on by itself. Does anyone know what I maybe doing wrong.
Do you use the AC set to Auto ? Turn it off after you disable the Auto mode and see what happens at restart.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:00 PM   #147
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Could your climate control be on ''Auto'' ? If it is, and it's hot when you start the car, the AC will kick-in each time you launch the engine.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:04 PM   #148
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No I have never used auto I usually have temp set to LO and fan speed usually at 1 or 2. Is that what you are asking?
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:51 AM   #149
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My a/c takes FOREVER to cool the car down. I just don't think it's adequate for the car.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:57 AM   #150
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Forgive me for not reading all 13 pages of the thread...

Anyway, I noticed a very repeatable thing on our long road trip a couple weeks ago. Set to 72, the system blows cold, noticeably chilled (and de-humidified, i.e. compressor is on) air... yet when I raise it to 73, the air is noticeably warmer and more humid. Have any of you seen the same behavior?

Obviously there are going to be some cutoffs built into the system, but it seems kind of off to me to be able to feel such a marked difference from a one-degree temperature change.

I've got a Ti with a full Auto system. Outdoor temperatures during the trip were in the 90-100 degree F range.
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