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Old 02 Jul 2020, 10:15 am
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Default Need A/C help.

I mentioned this before, i get a spray mist out from my passenger front fender.
Now is been 3xs.
1st time- sitting at intersection.
2nd time- backing out from parking spot.
3rd time- parking at home.

So, i dont know its a low speed thing or what. I seriously dont know jack or what on A/C. I was a old-timer on a big Bronco.
All the stuff seems cramed into the fender well.
Note: i dont really feel the compressor kicking in anymore or the sounds of it.
I still have cold air.
May sound dumb, but is it purging itself? low freon? leak?
Any help please do so!!!!! Save me some $$$ at the shop.
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Old 02 Jul 2020, 02:09 pm
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Default Re: Need A/C help.

I would first suggest you make sure your radiator fan low speed is working properly. If not that could possibly be causing the A/C freon to bleed out.
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Old 03 Jul 2020, 11:14 am
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Default Re: Need A/C help.

not sure how to check this ^^, but will find out more on this. Thanks for helping.
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Old 03 Jul 2020, 02:31 pm
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Default Re: Need A/C help.

Non Turbo models have a two speed fan, low speed for engine cooling below
35 mph and hi speed for AC on to help the condenser cool Freon for the
compressor to turn Freon gas back into a liquid. If fans are not working
pressure in AC system goes up. These fans last about 100,000 or less
and are available at Rock auto for a complete assembly, low speed usually
stops work first as the brushes wear out.
2006 and up have a different design and are not compatible with the earlier model Cruisers.
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Old 05 Jul 2020, 02:45 pm
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Default Re: Need A/C help.

with the old threads on here.
I found pics of what to look for. Found the engine fuse box (next to the positive jump terminal) removed the cover and found it. Look good.
So i checked the fan by cranking it up and turn the A/C on and seems the fan is working.
Now--- its got to be low on freon i think. (i do have cold air & not overheat- stays mid-range) but i dont hear the compressor kicking in or anything.
What your thoughts????
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