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Long story short:
Pretty warm day on the east coast. I was accelorating on a freeway onramp and turned on my A/C. The Momment I did, the RPM shot way up, followed my a clicking noise. I pull over, turn off the AC, and look under the hood and found nothing that looked out of the ordinary. I drive home without the A/C and now I notice a loose belt noise while in idle.........
I take it to the dealer, If you could have seen the faces of the maintenance personel as I pull into the dealership, with the car making these odd noises, Priceless!!!!
They do some digging and find a faulty air copressor. Since it is a new model, they had to get a replacment drop shipped from the Ford plant. Three days later I get a call, the car is ready. I go to pick it up and the advisor told me that while conducting several 15 minute tests with the A/C on, the fuses kept blowing ! and they DO NOT know what is casuing it!!!!!! So as it stands, the car has to stay in the shop over the weekend which would put my car in the shop for 10 days!!!!! 20 days till Lemon law and ticking.....

Man I hope they fix it.........
 

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Sorry to hear that. A problem is unfortunately going to occur on occasion with any brand of car. Just ask Mercedes, they were ranked dead last (Consumer Reports) in reliabilty of 5 yr cars.
 

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[quote author=cos link=topic=50331.msg797295#msg797295 date=1151782876]
Sorry to hear that. A problem is unfortunately going to occur on occasion with any brand of car. Just ask Mercedes, they were ranked dead last (Consumer Reports) in reliabilty of 5 yr cars.
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Totally understood... I hope they figure it out!!! I love this car. I was hoping that someone else on the board had the same issue and had some input.

The dealership did provide me a 4 banger SE in the mean time. Them two cylinders do make a difference. LOLOLOLOLOLOLO.

I'll keep everyone updated !!!!!!
 

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I'm going to have to drive mine a little more (with the nice weather I'm always on the motorcycle).  last night while going to dinner when I got on the hyway and punched it to get in another lane I could swear the air turned warm coming out of the vents,  I had the A/C set to MAX AIR.  anyone else notice this

 

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What you described is normal. Its a stragety built into the engine computer to reduce load when at or close to wide open throttle.
 

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Yep, my parents 1990 Aerostar did this, as does just about every Ford. They figure when you go to full throttle, you care more about performance than temperature.
 

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When my situation happened, My RPMS shot wayyyy up, like the Aumtomatic Transmission dropped a gear for compenstion. I am not suprised that the on board display showed no fault.

keep up the good info guys !!!!!
 

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[quote author=watufaka link=topic=50331.msg798737#msg798737 date=1151876821]
When my situation happened,  My RPMS shot wayyyy up, like the Aumtomatic Transmission dropped a gear for compenstion.  I am not suprised that the on board display showed no fault. 

keep up the good info guys !!!!!
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I had it happen one time. I did not have my foot deep into it but I had just taken off from a stop and it got through first and second and was going for third when I backed out of it a little and instead of it going for third, it went into a false neutral which caused me to pull completely out of it. Until this happened, I could not find fault with any shift points and this has happened only once. I did have the air on but I don't believe this had anything to do with it.
 

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C.B:

My problem happened when I turned on the AC.  The fan selection was on 3 when I turn it onto max air.  The way the engine acted spooked me because I was consentrating on Merging onto the freeway...

Thanks for posting your info
 

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My Air Cond. is one of those automatic types. I don't know if it was the cause. If it does it again, I will have to do something about it.
 

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I wonder if it uses the same system developed by Delphi??????
 

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Watufaka: If the magnetic coil on the AC clutch has some shorted windings, it will cause an abnormally high amp draw which will cause a fuse to blow. I had this happen on a Dodge, one time.
 

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Cross Bolt: Thanks bro! you almost hit it right on the head. I got a call from the dealership and they say they found the problem. The Clutch actually burned out due to a a very tight belt. When it burned out it caused the RPMS to rise and also cause the noise I discribed. The blown fuses were also a result of of the clutch. Looks Like they will have my care ready midweek. I will keep everyone Updated......
 

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still in the shop. This Friday will mark 14 days that it has been in the shop..... :(
 

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Update:

A/C clutch was replaced, BUT...... like when the air compressor was replaced,  Fuses kept blowing when they tested the AC....   :shock:

Replaced so far:

A/C air compressor
A/C Clutch
A/C Belt
and a bunch of fuses...........

last update from the service department and I quote  " We do not know what is wrong with it,  We are going to have to call Ford".....


SERENITY NOW !

update coming.....
 

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Bummer, at least their not trying to bullshit you. They have done the obvious and now its time to get Ford Technical Engineering involved.

Good Luck
 

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[quote author=Cudos link=topic=50331.msg808143#msg808143 date=1152291156]
Bummer, at least their not trying to bullshit you. They have done the obvious and now its time to get Ford Technical Engineering involved.

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I just got a call wtih an update.......

They are going to replace the brand new air compressor that they had dropped shipped from the plant with another brand new air compressor that they are going to have dropped shipped agian from the Ford plant ????

if it wasn't for the good service advisor that I have, I would have lost it by now. lololololololo I stopped by the dealership today to talk to the Service/parts director to discuss my issue, but he was not in the office today.......... At least I gott o see what new Fusions I get to pick from when the Lemon law goes into effect.......... hhehehehehehehehehe
 

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Day 18.......

So I finally get a call from the Service/Parts manager, well his coordinator at least. She informs me that the Service director "Personally" wiil stay on top of the "ISSUE" and they will update me with by lunch time (yesterday) with the status of my repair. So I am thinking to myself, cool ..,,,,, Someone high on the food chain will be overseeing the repair. Lunchtime goes by, no call, 5:00 comes and goes.....WTF? So I call the Ford Owners 800 line on My ford, and ask them to get a status from the dealer.... The CSR calls the dealer, and they give him the same story minus the "We will call you at lunch to give you an update" line. They also tell the FORD CSR that the part that was ordered Last week Thursday, the 2nd air compressor" has not arrived yet and they hope that it comes in on Tuesday. ????

so the saga continues..........................


sorry for the rant......... :x
 

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CB:

The dealer insists that it the brand new air compressor that they installed two weeks ago is bad. Something is pulling too much current which is causing the fuse to blow. Im thinking a ground some somewhere....
 
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