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1999 Ford Expedition

When I turn on the vent, it seems bad, burnt smell. I do see any leaks under the car nor am I low on fluid. Also, I just took my car in to get the ac recharge and it still doesnt' blow cool air. Help, what do I do. Oh, did I tell you, it's driven by a female.

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  • snoble78703 Sep 14, 2008

    I'm took it to Jiffy Lube. I don't think they did that, only recharged to ac. Should I have it pressure tested?

  • snoble78703 Sep 14, 2008

    I just checked the transmission dipstick and the fluid was orange is color and did not smell.

  • snoble78703 Sep 14, 2008

    No, I did not get my radiator flushed, but I do have a brand new transmission which was installed a year ago with 75,000 miles warranty.

    I dipstick I check said trans fluid on the pull out top. Smell? I guess like oil. Really didn't have a bad smell

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    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    doesn't matter who drives it really, you describe two problems.... possibly related. having the ac recharged won't help you if there is a leak in the system.. did you have it pressure tested first.



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There are so many causes to a burnt smell from a motor that i would probably be typing for 3 hours before i would be able to finish them all. be that as it may. pull the transmission dipstick and check the fluid for colour and smell it. post back the results.
if you are going to recharge the a/c system ... yes you do want to have it pressure tested. there is usually an underlying cause for it not to have freon (or the alternative that they use now). pressure testing will at the very least let you know if there are leaks in the system. then you can start trouble shooting that to locate the leaks.
places like where you had your vehicle serviced do not have class A or certified mechanics working on your vehicle (from my understanding). if you tell them to recharge the a/c that's exactly what they will do. they are not concerned with whether it leaks out ten minutes after you get home.


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  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Sep 14, 2008

    orange ?? well yellowish orange i presume. either you checked the oil which is similar colour or engine oil was added to your transmission.... it should be a pinkish colour.

    Back to the a/c a pressure test to see if it is leaking is in order.


  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith Sep 14, 2008

    ok... perhaps you may have checked the right one.... smell it again... does it have a sweet smell to it ?

    DId you also get your radiator flushed or transmission ?



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