1995 Ford Explorer AC Issues

5

Asked by Sep 02, 2014 at 03:01 AM about the 1995 Ford Explorer 4 Dr Eddie Bauer 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The compressor clutch was getting stuck so we replaced that. At first, the clutch wasn't
working we then took some shims out and it was fine. I believe we only took one out. AC
was still blowing hot so we went and bought a can of freon, that seemed to help a little
but not for long. It took the whole can of freon and still nothing.  The AC still blows hot air
even when it's on max AC. The AC is all the way down to 60 but feels like it's blowing 90
degree heat !!! I don't what else we need to check or do before we completely replace the
compressor which is $140 by the way. I was thinking I should get another can of freon but
I don't want to waste money on it if I don't have to. If anyone knows how to fix this please
help me out...I am dying driving in this heat !!!

7 Answers

38,245

It's a gamble. But try it.

38,245

If you are in the USA Google's Advanced Auto Parts coupons and see if you can do better on the compressor should you need one. Also if you have time, compare prices on Rockauto.com

285

Is the clutch clicking and engaging the compressor.

285

There's high pressure switch on the evaporator tank . Try taking off plug while A/C is running.

5

The clutch is engaging the compressor. We only buy parts from rockauto.com and that was the price they had for a compressor. We are going to try and do the blend door trick and see if that helps.

23,360

Did you remove the compressor from the vehicle or discharge the system replacing other parts? If so the proper method for charging requires a vacuum be pulled on the system. These systems to not take a lot of refrigerant. If you put one can in it should only take about another two or three ounces to complete the charge.

23,360

If it only worked a little for a short period of time there is a good possibility there is a leak in the system. Pull a vacuum and see if it holds it. Also, unless the system has a sufficient charge the compressor will not engage.

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 67,606 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $800.

ZIP:

Ford Explorer Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    12,490
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,980
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    2,760
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
874 Great Deals out of 76,615 listings starting at $900
Used Ford F-150
2,300 Great Deals out of 208,486 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
522 Great Deals out of 37,993 listings starting at $1,243
Used Toyota 4Runner
268 Great Deals out of 34,349 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Pathfinder
286 Great Deals out of 24,031 listings starting at $1,995
Used GMC Yukon
334 Great Deals out of 21,444 listings starting at $2,450

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford Explorer For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 38,706 listings starting at $22,572
2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
162 Great Deals out of 5,914 listings starting at $17,908
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
173 Great Deals out of 4,243 listings starting at $14,870
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
239 Great Deals out of 7,018 listings starting at $9,500
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
97 Great Deals out of 2,833 listings starting at $8,800

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.