A/C Failing '05 Freestyle

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domstang68
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A/C Failing '05 Freestyle

Post by domstang68 » Wed May 30, 2018 3:14 pm

Hello all,

I have a 2005 Freestyle with just under 140000 on it. In the last 3 to 4 years, the A/C has been failing to the point that now unless it is only a little hotter outside than my requested temperature, it does not work well at all.

I know I would need a blender motor as each side temperature is uneven. However, I have had the refrigerant line checked for leaks and fixed, and the refrigerant has been topped up. My air filters are also all clean and the radiator thing in the front is clean. The weird thing is that the A/C will start to work better briefly when I really hammer the throttle, then stop once the engine settles, which makes me think it is something with the compressor.

I am wondering if my A/C compressor has gone bad, or something else. Any ideas? The car is nearing end of life I think for me, but for the moment I am stuck with it. If I could fix the A/C for not a ton of money, I would love to.


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Re: A/C Failing '05 Freestyle

Post by jas88 » Thu May 31, 2018 5:23 am

Scroll valve in the compressor, do a search for this and you will find plenty of info.
2006 SE Silver w/Slate cloth

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Re: A/C Failing '05 Freestyle

Post by river860 » Thu May 31, 2018 7:26 pm

Just replaced my scroll valve .It unfortunately did not fix the uneven temperatures. BUMMED.

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Re: A/C Failing '05 Freestyle

Post by domstang68 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:04 pm

river860 wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 7:26 pm
Just replaced my scroll valve .It unfortunately did not fix the uneven temperatures. BUMMED.
The uneven temperatures is controlled by something else.

https://www.autozone.com/cooling-heatin ... 5_754615_0

You want this part I believe.

Anyway, I will try the scroll valve thing and see what happens.

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Re: A/C Failing '05 Freestyle

Post by Neon » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:56 am

domstang68 wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:04 pm

Anyway, I will try the scroll valve thing and see what happens.
Just checking to see if the scroll valve replacement fixed the problem.

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Re: A/C Failing '05 Freestyle

Post by domstang68 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:10 pm

I actually just wound up purchasing a new car on Saturday. I was never able to get the time to get my car into the shop because my girlfriend's car needed the work more.

I now have a 2018 Ford Fiesta SE. I am sad I did not get the ST model, but there was enough pushback from others involved that I have a normal one. It is still really peppy and a nice place to be though.

Thanks for following up!

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