Air conditioning - - Home of Canadian Ford Truck Enthusiasts

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-23-2011, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 52
Air conditioning

I need some help here WRT my 2010 Ranger.

The ac compressor cycles on and off in every selection except Off, feet only, and dash only. That is to say that during all of the other selections the compressor runs or cycles on and off.

I realise with some vehicles, they are designed to have the ac compressor cycle even when ac itself is not selected, but I'm not sure about this one.

Unfortunately the Owners Manual is of little use. Ford couldn't tell me how the system is supposed to work. They could only tell me there is nothing wrong with the way mine is working.

What say you?

Spring is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-24-2011, 01:46 AM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Osgoode, Ontario
Posts: 38
I have an 06 and the clutch on my ac compressor always cycles on and off regardless of which selection I have it set at.
99danger_ranger is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-24-2011, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 52
Thanks 99danger_ranger.
Spring is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-24-2011, 01:15 PM
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Brantford
Posts: 75
My 2010 works the same as yours. A/C is off only in vent and floor mode. That's the way its supposed to be although I'd like to be able to shut it off in other modes too.

1968 F100 428
2010 Ranger Xl 2.3
2008 Edge
jimmyk is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-24-2011, 01:40 PM
b4000's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northeastern BC
Posts: 996
I think many Ford models work like this. I believe the reason is to keep the seals in the AC system lubricated, keeping them from going hard and causing subsequent refrigerant leaks and premature AC failure. The refrigerant has lubricant and seal-conditioning properties.

If Princess Auto were a real girl, I'd ask her to marry me.
b4000 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-25-2011, 02:42 AM
jdcrush's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 786
Send a message via MSN to jdcrush Send a message via Yahoo to jdcrush
thats how they built the rangers, a bit annoying.

jdcrush is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Air Compressor SKRWZ Tools 19 08-09-2011 11:36 PM
air intake Cort F-150 2004 to 2008 Forum 9 02-16-2011 01:20 PM
air ride? Crazy_Canuck Suspension 3 10-09-2010 09:48 AM
Air Con macs07 F-150 1997 to 2003 /04 Heritage Forum 7 05-28-2009 11:26 PM
NEED HELP: Air Intakes Rustycan Intake, Exhaust 12 01-22-2009 04:38 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome