A/C Evaporator Factory Defect

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I need to make a decision on an extended warranty soon and want to know what exactly fails on these units. Bad solder joints, for instance? Should I worry if the A/C is only used occasionally? Thanks.
Not sure what the technical cause of the failure is but all you really need to know is that the AC evaporator leaks over time and the AC performance will degrade until it stops working entirely.

The average cost for an evaporator replacement is about $2000. You just have to ask yourself if you can stomach that repair bill outside of a warranty or if you can live without AC if it does fail.

There is another thread where people have stated they've had no issues with their original evaporator but I'm on my third and I don't even use the AC year-round.





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" I'm on my third and I don't even use the AC year-round."

Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with your car. It may sound ridiculous, but that might be the reason your AC system leaks out, it might not even be the evaporator core anymore. I leave the AC on 100% of the time when I'm driving, during hot or cold. in cold it dehumidifies the cabin.
 

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" I'm on my third and I don't even use the AC year-round."

Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with your car. It may sound ridiculous, but that might be the reason your AC system leaks out, it might not even be the evaporator core anymore. I leave the AC on 100% of the time when I'm driving, during hot or cold. in cold it dehumidifies the cabin.
Glad you haven't had any issues but this is the only car I've ever had AC problems with and my AC using habits have never changed. My S2000 and GTO were both 12 years old and well over 100K miles when I got rid of them and the AC always worked flawlessly.

This thread is 116 pages long for a reason.
 

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Not sure what the technical cause of the failure is but all you really need to know is that the AC evaporator leaks over time and the AC performance will degrade until it stops working entirely.

The average cost for an evaporator replacement is about $2000. You just have to ask yourself if you can stomach that repair bill outside of a warranty or if you can live without AC if it does fail.

There is another thread where people have stated they've had no issues with their original evaporator but I'm on my third and I don't even use the AC year-round.
Being two weeks away from 3 years of ownership, I bought the Ford "ExtraCARE" 8 year 75,000 mi. $50 deductable warranty from Flood, $1065. Hope I never need it
 

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Being two weeks away from 3 years of ownership, I bought the Ford "ExtraCARE" 8 year 75,000 mi. $50 deductable warranty from Flood, $1065. Hope I never need it
Also got extended warranty for my ride.

Today I figured it will pay itself off. Glad it is winter and AC is not that critical right now.
 

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Glad you haven't had any issues but this is the only car I've ever had AC problems with and my AC using habits have never changed. My S2000 and GTO were both 12 years old and well over 100K miles when I got rid of them and the AC always worked flawlessly.

This thread is 116 pages long for a reason.
I'm also among those who do not use it unless needed. Also had 0 issues with other cars with this pattern aside from BMW and Mustang. In both cases AC broke during winter inactivity.
 

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In both cases AC broke during winter inactivity.
It's good to at least run the front window defrost setting in the winter time, which will exercise the A/C system - it's also used to dehumidify the cabin in that mode.
 

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It's good to at least run the front window defrost setting in the winter time, which will exercise the A/C system - it's also used to dehumidify the cabin in that mode.
it was false alert luckily. i was working on an oil catch can and forgot to re plug a connector under the hood. Appears it was the one that is responsible for AC.
 

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My compressor was making the same noise I was reading everyone online was getting. Just got a quote back from ford for $2327. This seems pretty high to me but I really dont know. I am going to try and call ford here to see if they will help at all for this issue. Here is the quote itself.
 

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Just called ford and I was told that the only thing that comes up for my vin is the air bag issue. Which seems odd to me because plenty of people are having a failure of some sort of A/C component.
 

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Just called ford and I was told that the only thing that comes up for my vin is the air bag issue. Which seems odd to me because plenty of people are having a failure of some sort of A/C component.
Those fuckers don’t want to pay for shit.
 

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My compressor was making the same noise I was reading everyone online was getting. Just got a quote back from ford for $2327. This seems pretty high to me but I really dont know. I am going to try and call ford here to see if they will help at all for this issue. Here is the quote itself.
Maan!!! I just looked at the quote attachment, and It’s hilarious! So between your concern of AC compressor making a noise and their observation of AC not cooling they are quoting you $440? And that’s beside the fact that they’re charging $892 for the AC compressor which is right now $389 on levittown ford parts. I’d look for a good independent shop and buy the parts online and have them do the installation
 

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Maan!!! I just looked at the quote attachment, and It’s hilarious! So between your concern of AC compressor making a noise and their observation of AC not cooling they are quoting you $440? And that’s beside the fact that they’re charging $892 for the AC compressor which is right now $389 on levittown ford parts. I’d look for a good independent shop and buy the parts online and have them do the installation
ugh I know right. part of me just wants to get it done. ive been waiting since novemeber. I also recently moved here and know no shops in the area. I also need a loaner car. Still thinking about it. Might try and talk them down on the quote.
 

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