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04 Ford Freestar air conditioning is cold while driving but not sitting still

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  • btcconstruct Jul 22, 2008

    2004 ford freestar limited w/ rear a/c slowly sarted to lose it's cooling and now doesn't cool @ all, low side psi reads 90 when a/c is on. Is this a compressor problem or drier. What should I replace, compressor, drier or both.

  • davepalnud Aug 10, 2008

    same problem with my 04 ford freestar. blows cool while driving but warms up at idle, stop signs and stop lights.

  • hma_dd Sep 18, 2008

    We have less than 48,000 miles on our 2004 Freestar and it is doing the same thing (cool when driving but warm when stopped). Dealer says the warranty is only good for 36,000 but a mechanic tells us that we shouldn't be having this problem with these miles. How many others have this problem and is there a 


  • pollgsmom Oct 23, 2008

    I have an '05 Freestar. Not only the AC stops blowing cold when I idle at lights, but of course the defrost. This has put me in a dangerous situation a couple of times. I live near the intersection of 2 highways, and the wait at the light is about 2 minutes. When it is raining and I have the defrost on, the windows completely fog over. I have to stay stopped once the light turns green to wipe my windows with a paper towel. The first time a car almost rear-ended because he did not notice me stopped at the green light. The second time I drove with my head out the window in the pouring rain. I wear glasses which do not have wipers on them. Needless to say, my vision was impaired. My mechanic says there is nothing wrong. HELP!

  • snoh8r Mar 09, 2009

    Just recently my car stopped blowing cold air while idling but works great when running, usually at higher freeway!

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    air conditioner not cooling

  • Jags Macrae Apr 20, 2009

    I just purchase this 2005 Ford Freestar SE from a Auto Dealer in SC, which has done about 106500 miles. The vechile condition looks good, I got the Multipoint check done at an Ford Company Dealer and no complaints reported. Still the A/c & Defrost Blower has the similar issue. My office is about 3 miles aways from home, if I put the Defrost when I start from home, even after 3 miles, it will have no effect. The same happens with the A/c even setting to Max A/c, no cooling effect.

  • Anonymous May 13, 2009

    Basically the same problem. I thought it was the compressor, but yesterday the front vents suddenly started to blow cold air. I wonder now if a vacuum problem is keeping the mixer valves from resetting to route the airflow.

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    i have a 2004 freestar with113,000 klms, the air wont blow cold when at ideling ,but gets sort of cold when driving on highway ,whats up,



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Have the AC system vacuumed down and recharged completely,
if your problem returns have your compressor checked for faulty seals.

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I find where the air filter on my 2004 Freestar Ford.

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