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  1. K270

    Unknown RAM/Jeep Mule Spotted

    I wish they would've taken some shots of the front end.
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    news coming....

    There was a guy that worked for a Circuit City nearby. He had a 2001 or 2002 V6 Mustang. He spent the money to make it look like a Cobra. I was laughing as the transition happened because it wasn't done all at once. I think the front bumper was first. Then the badging. It did look somewhat decent when it was done. But I've always wondered, why would someone go through the trouble?
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    news coming....

    My boss bought a Volt about a year ago. I think he said he gets 300 miles per charge. It takes 12 hours to get to a full charge. It costs .18 cents an hour to charge. So, if you do 12 hour charges daily you're spending $2.18 a day to charge. Thats @ $64 a month.
  4. Those two gauges on the door, are they going to be in the final vehicle? Or are they there for testing purposes?
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    Have a AC issue

    So what can happen if the drier isn't replaced? Will more problems present themselves?
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    Have a AC issue

    Brought the Escape back to the mechanic yesterday. Customer Complaint: Inspect customer states, A/C is ions when driving in warm conditions. A/C will work on cool nights. A/C also seems to work often while parked at idle and seems to stop working when driving. Description of repairs or services performed: **Inspected the customers complaint. Road tested the vehicle but could not verify. **Scanned te he HAVC module for codes. No code are stored at this time. Engine temperature is running in the normal range. Cooling fans are running full time. Checked Identyfix. Identyfix shows a high failure rate of A/C Transducer/Pressure switch. Tested A/C Transducer/Pressure switch. Switch tested out of range. Switch does have a 5 volt reference and a good ground. We also found a high failure rate of the expansion valve. Based on the above inspections we performed the following: **Replaced the A/C Transducer/Pressure switch. Replaced Expansion Valve With the system components connected we evacuated the system and verified the system held vacuum for 15 minutes. Added refrigerant oil to the system Re Charged the system with a full charge of refrigerant Re checked the system operation Leak checked the system with a full charge and there are no other leaks apparent at this time (see air condition advisory) **Performed a final round road test to verify the original complaints are no longer apparent and all repairs are satisfactory. As of now, everything seems to be blowing cool. Fingers are crossed this continues.
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    2021MY Escape Facelift

    I love my 2012 Escape, because it looks like a mini mashed up version of an Explorer and Expediton. I don't understand why Ford can't continue to take the styling cues of the Explorer and Expedition and continue to make a mini mashed up version into the Escape.
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    Have a AC issue

    I have searched and have come across a few things, one of them is bleeding the hi-pressure side with an Allen wrench. It still boggles my mind everything was fine up until the blower motor stopped worked. Had the blower motor fixed and now theres little to no A/C. I'll call the shop on Monday and suggest to them about bleeding the hi-pressure side and see what they say.
  9. K270

    Have a AC issue

    Does it make sense that the higher the outside temp is, the less likely the A/C is to work.
  10. K270

    Have a AC issue

    Frustrations mounting quickly. Little to no cold air on Wednesday. I did get a few seconds of cold air, but as soon as I could feel it, it was gone. Now I don't know if I can believe the thermometer I was using. There were points that it read the air output temperature was 100 degrees. Yet it didn't feel like 100. Maybe the cabin temperature was above 100 degree so the air coming out of the vents felt cooler than it was? The outside temp was anywhere from 84 to 89 degrees.
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    Have a AC issue

    Well, received the Escape back and I'm still scratching my head. The shop inspected my complaint but could not verify at that time. Checked system pressures. Pressures checked normal. Ran vehicle in shop with A/C on. A/C system blowing 40 degrees and operating normally at this time. Checked for TSB'S #14-0157* Could possibly be related but we must have vehicle in a no a/c operation condition. Customer is to monitor for the above complaint. Should the condition continue, reoccur or worsen, further diagnostics are recommended. Charges will apply. *Link to description of TSB's #14=-0157 https://ford.oemdtc.com/986/warm-ac-output-lack-of-blower-motor-operation-in-one-or-more-speed-settings-2008-2012-ford-escape-2008-2011-mercury-mariner Above is the shops diagnosis. When I picked the vehicle up and started it, there was cool air coming from the vents. As I drove down the street, the cool air stopped. So I headed back to the shop. As I approached the shop I called ahead to let them know what was going on. I was trying to get the service advisor to come outside, but was put on hold. Then then the air started to blow cold again while it sat idling. I drove off. As I drove off the vehicle started to blow warmer air from the vents. The advisor stated to me that he had no problem with trying to further diagnose what was going on, but charges will apply. He told me to monitor the situation and call them on Monday. He went on to say it would be better if the a/c completely failed. Very frustrated I needed food. I decided to drive a few miles away from home. As I got closer to the restaurant, the cold air started to blow again. So I decided to take the longer route to the restaurant. Cold air continued to blow. Finished eating, started to drive home, get cold air again. Took the extra long route home, all with cold, crisp air. Not sure whats going on and why, but we'll see what happens in the morning when I go out. Will I get cold air within a few minutes? Will it stay cold or be intermittent? Stay tuned as the drama continues to unfold.
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    Have a AC issue

    Ugh......The last time the blower motor was replaced I didn't have to go through this. The blower was replaced in Nov of 2017. Checked the paper work and there's no mention of a drier or recharging the AC system. Took it to the same place this time as last time. Oh well, I guess they'll get more of my money. Thanks for replying and helping hopefully helping me figuring this out.
  13. K270

    Have a AC issue

    Will do! Taking back Tuesday morning. Thank you! This may be a stupid question, but when you say replace the drier, is that a big job or hard to do? I'm hoping they can get my vehicle back to me within a couple of hours.
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    Have a AC issue

    Really haven't noticed one. Of course my drive to work was only 7 or 8 miles. If the shop didn't do the repair correctly, hopefully they own up to it and fix it at no charge.
  15. I hope this is in the right area. I apologize if it isn't. I'm trying to self diagnose a possible problem with my AC. While driving my 2012 Ford Escape XLT on Wednesday night, I had the AC on full blast. I was loving the cool air since it was 99 degrees at the time. Then the air stopped flowing. Took it to the mechanic on Thursday morning and it was diagnosed as a bad blower motor. Told them to go ahead and fix it. Picked the car up on Friday morning and brought the car home. Left for work on Friday afternoon and turned on the AC and wasn't getting any cool air. Blower was blowing at all speeds, just no cool air. I figured the AC would start to blow cool air as the engine warmed up, but nothing. There were a couple brief moments when cooler did seem to come out of the vents, but it quickly went back to regular air. Just wondering how the AC can be working fine on Wednesday, then not be working once the blower motor is repaired. I called the shop and they told me to bring the vehicle back. I will do that on Tuesday, but hoping I can go in with some knowledge. Thanks in advance for any help.
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