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Does the A/C still work in your Escort?

Discussion in 'HVAC' started by zzyzzx, Nov 22, 2017.

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Does that A/C in your Escort still work?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    11 vote(s)
    36.7%
  3. Car never had A/C

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. 97TracerMD

    97TracerMD FEOA Member

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    97 Tracer, AC works great, doesn't slow me down, but it does cause an irritating "misfire" feel somewhat constantly at any speed. Tempted to fix it, but similarly tempted to just drive until it breaks. At 184k well taken care of miles, it might just last through the summer :)
  2. zzyzzx

    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    I've had mine working for a week now. I can't change my vote though. Anyway, the parts were simply too cheap to pass up on eBay so I just went ahead and replaced the compressor and accumulator and hoped that was the problem. I kept it on a vacuum for a week and it held before I recharged (was fixing another issue with the car).
  3. 88ESCORTV6

    88ESCORTV6 The Alpha Of The Omega

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    No A/C on Any of my Escorts weight reduction from Ford
  4. Joey_Twowagons

    Joey_Twowagons FEOA Member

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    Air conditioning? I've had my woodstove going the last couple of mornings, to take the chill off.

    But it does get pretty warm here in the afternoon, 64 degrees Fahr. for a high today (July 2nd).
  5. Rafael D.

    Rafael D. fixser

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    1996 2dr Hatchback, chilling cold A/C recharged in June, don't forget to clean the HVAC intake area (last time I removed a bag of dry leaves )
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  6. Rjtheracer99

    Rjtheracer99 FEOA Member

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    I own a 91 escort gt
    And the AC still runs
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  8. Swift

    Swift FEOA Donator

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    1996 with 358k miles, engine swap 150k miles ago, but still original a/c.
    Around 280k one of the pressure sensors had a leak. New sensor was about $85 so I bought from junkyard then vacuumed it down and recharged.
    So always worked except for the one small leak.
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  9. Jim's 94 LX Escort

    Jim's 94 LX Escort Binky

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    Gotta get mine serviced. Last time I knew it worked was in 2001. Tried to put gas in her last summer with no effect. It's on my "To Do List".
  10. novanutcase

    novanutcase FEOA Member

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    I have a feeling my Compressor clutch is about to go south......

    John
  11. Itchigo

    Itchigo FEOA Member

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    Of course!!
  12. Deej-one

    Deej-one FEOA Member

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    I’m not surprised, mad scientist! :)

    My 98 escort currently does not have working AC.
  13. denisond3

    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    I had two that had working a.c. when I bought them - years ago. All are now nonworking.
  14. zzyzzx

    zzyzzx FEOA Member

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    With the weather we have been having lately, you wouldn't even miss it.
  15. 4cylinder

    4cylinder FEOA Member

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    woo hoo, just fixed two ac systems in 3rd gen cars. One needed ccrm, the other needed ccrm, high pressure switch and recharge. For some reason the dumb PO removed the high pressure switch as a fix for having installed the ccrm for the wrong year 3rd gen
  16. Itchigo

    Itchigo FEOA Member

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    I'm a little concerned about the compressor on mine as I here a noise when it first engages (not after the first time). But it's so cold I have to turn it off intermittently. That's saying something with our weather....
  17. Pizzaman5000

    Pizzaman5000 FEOA Donator

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    I cant really guess at it, but I made a video about cleaning leaked atf and grit out of the compressor clutch in an attempt to quiet mine down. Mine actually has made a dull growl when running for the last 70k miles and keeps chugging. The noise is internal.
    My clutch was so dirty I was having serpentine belts jump and shake all day.

    Sorry for my language.
  18. DC Ultra

    DC Ultra FEOA Donator

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    my original compressor still works. even after all of the stop leak i had tried.
    did have to top off 1 full can last week. my previous leak was the electrical switch thingy on the accumulator. i was not able to remove my new accumulator since the install so i had found me a large enough channel locks to grip the electrical switch to tighten it down more.
    probably have another leak now. but will see how long this last can goes before i go searching.

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