i recently joined the ford owners club, buying a maroon 05 reg 1.6 TDCi focus Ghia, its brilliant!
However, the air conditioning deos not cool at all, the light turns on and everything, so i think this just needs regassing? can i do this myself or is it best to go to a garage?
THE MAIN PROBLEM is that the fans that blow air into the cabin are performing like asthmatic hamsters... They are working at about 1/4 of what they should, because i had a go in a friends focus CMAX and on setting 1 on his car the same airflow came out as 4 on mine. However on setting 4 on both cars the noise was the same, that is there was no extra crunching, squeaking, grinding, or anything to suggest the fan is hitting something or that the bearings have gone.
furthermore, the fan works on settings 1 to 4, but at a quater of the capacity, so it is not the resistor pack, or the thermal resistor i dont think, ebcause then ONLY 4 would work?
therefore, my only option is to check all the pipes are connected, in case the fan is blowing into a tube not connected to the rest, or if there is a hole in he pipes somewhere?
any thoughts or suggestions would be great as to why this is happening...
a breif summary of symptoms
fan works on settings 1-4, at a about 1/4 power
no noises to suggest bearings etc are faulty, all noises are normal
A/C deos not work, though this may be a separate issue
Also, my engine has NO issues with cooling, it runs at a very happy temperature and is not overheating in the slightest, even when stationary.