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Discussion in 'All Other Makes and Models' started by MountaineerGreen, June 26, 2009.

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  1. MountaineerGreen

    MountaineerGreen Towing Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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    I know many here drive F150's these days and as summer time temperatures have reached unreasonably high numbers, I have found my A/C to be lacking. I have found several threads on Ford truck forums bitching about it, but nobody has any solutions- just take to to the dealer and complain.

    Soooo, I added freon to the maximum I was comfortable with using a gauge set, got it to moderate cooling, never approaching coldness. Nothing at all like the Mounty. I recaptured a portion of the freon, but it only got worse at lower pressures. I am thinking of using some of that "artic freeze" synthetic freon, they claim it gets colder faster- as all synthetics do everything waaay better.

    Thoughts? Opinions? Solutions?
     
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  3. dman726749

    dman726749 Well-Known Member

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    my 06 f150 also is not so great at the ac...its gets cool, but never really cold like i want...the old sploder would blow ice cubes
     
  4. MountaineerGreen

    MountaineerGreen Towing Moderator Moderator Emeritus

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    I stuck a thermometer in my vents- 100* outside 40* vents. Some would argue that is good, but that is at best with max A/C and max fan. Anything less that max is 60+ degrees.

    I'd like to be able to turn the fan off max every once in a while..........
     
  5. Stic-o

    Stic-o Elite Movie Star Elite Explorer

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    Mine seems fine.:dunno: I'll report back after the weekend, it's spose to be pretty hot this weekend here;)
     
  6. kert0307

    kert0307 Well-Known Member

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    My dad's 06 150 had some issues with the AC maybe 6mo after it was new. Ford fixed it under warranty and as far as I know it's still working well.
     

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