Re: Air Conditioner Problem - 2006 F-150 Crew Cab
We took it to the dealer and they gave us this big story about Ford's rule being that if the air it blows is 30 degrees colder than the outside air the system is fine. It was 103 outside and the thing was blowing at 60 from the vents. If that theory holds up I will go back when it is only 80 outside and see what they say then. I got the meat thermometer and we kept it in there for a very long time and the lowest it ever got was 60 degrees from the vent. It was set to Max to get that temp and it was still sitting at 89 degrees in the cab without the vent blowing right on you. I have filed a complaint directly to Ford now and they want me to call them on Monday for an actual talk. I also informed them in my e-mail about how my wife suffers from leg cramping in extreme heat and could barely drive the truck home from the dealer because it never got cool in the cab and she started having major cramping.
I wait until I have my vehicle in gear and moving before I turn on AC. I also turn the fan control on low(2 bars) for about 30 seconds then begin to raise fan level. I also wait until it's cooling and then turn on recycle control. It seems like it doesn't work if you shut off vehicle with AC running and restart vehicle after sitting no more than a few minutes. Other wise the AC and fan run on hi and take forever to cool.