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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
3,528 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace AC compressor and parts related (1 reports)
2001 Ford Ranger AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Ford Ranger Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 112002

Ranger 2.1L V4

  • Manual transmission
  • 3,528 miles


Concern # Customer states AC does not blow cold at all. Cause Loose fitting on accumulator. Correction Tighten fitting, Eval & recharge system - They say problem resolved. Kept adding freon just about every summer. 04May2007 Freon added at Auto Service

23June2008 Freon added and tested - Auto Service gave estimate to replace all AC parts - $1616.44

14May2009 Freon added - Technician told me front seal on compressor was leaking. Showed me the oil pattern on the bottom of truck hood. Estimate of $1300 to replace AC compressor and other parts.

Shortly thereafter, I went to the Ford Dealer where we bought the 2001 Ranger new and asked the Parts & Repairs Manager (Warranty Coverage expired) if Ford would honor a "Goodwill Adjustment" on the AC. No way, it had been too long. It did not

matter to him that it only had 36,840 miles on it, and the air conditioner seal was ruined. I have a 1981 Ford Explorer P/U with 214,054 and the AC still works fine. My concern is that this problem started the year after I bought it and has continued on till

the compressor was ruined.

- , Edna, TX, USA

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