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2007 Ford Focus - Air con problem

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by swalker054, 3 Jul 2011.

  1. swalker054

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    The air con on my 2007 Focus 1.8 Tdci has stopped working. Timeline of events as follows:

    Early 2011 aircon working but blower power low. Had Kwik Fit do an air con recharge when I had my MOT. Improvement in temperature but no improvement in blower power.

    Service March 2011. Pollen filter replaced. Improvement in blower power

    May 2011. Temperature of aircon diminished (ie wasn't blowing as cold). Took it back to Kwik Fit and they gave it another re-charge. Massive improvement in temperature.

    Now. Air con has no cooling power at all, blows exactly the same temperature as the blowers.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Sounds like you have a leak on the system somewhere, if you take it to an air con specialist they can put some dye into the system and can trace where the leak is.
    Have a word with your local garage to see if they know someone who can do this.
     
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    thanks for the tip! will try and find someone to have a look at it.

    any idea how much an air con leak is likely to cost to fix?
     
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    Not a clue to be honest, it depends where the leak is. A leak on a compressor is going to cost a lot more to fix than tightening up a fitting.

    A quick look on google shows these as doing what you need: http://www.mclennansgarage.com/index.asp but as always, ask around friends and try to find out a bit about them first.
     
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    The Focus has an issue with one of the pipes going into the compressor (dealer part usually) and its not too expensive. The leak should show clearly enough if dye was put into the system with the oil and gas.
    John :)
     
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