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Old 11-30-2010, 08:23 PM
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Default Re: WTF is up with the Rangers addiction to the A/C?

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In my experience, just unplugging the A/C compressor is NOT a good thing, I have had 2 pump clutchs seize up from the pully spinning freely and not engaging the clutch every now and then. When your going down the road and that pully locks up it will fry your belt.

This is what I did. I have 2 belts, 1 for summer with A/C, 1 for winter with out A/C.

I leave the pump plugged in and just dont run the belt around it.
does this seem to help with power and also does it not spike up in rpms with no belt around it?
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:17 PM
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NOTE: In the other positions, it is NOT the AC, the same component activates your defroster too...The only way around this is VENT. If you put it in DEFROST (window or floor) positions, you will activate your compressor. Also, if you unplug and do not use, you will COST yourself a new compressor.
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:58 PM
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does this seem to help with power and also does it not spike up in rpms with no belt around it?
Yeah I have noticed a slight difference, just because the A/C is not constantly cycling putting on the extra drain. Even if for just a couple secs, on a long trip I bet it adds up quick.

I have not had anything about reviving up becasue of the computer, probably cause its a 96.

The advantage that I can see is not having to replace a clutch and risk the bed burning to hell and breaking when it does.
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Old 12-03-2010, 02:00 PM
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The newest Ranger Wiring Manual that I have is for 2008. Since 2009 is basically carryover, this info is probably applicable to yours as well.

Behind the Mode Selector Switch in the HVAC control panel, there is a wire that tells the PCM if A/C is allowed or not. This wire is hot in all modes except OFF, VENT ONLY and FLOOR ONLY. Installing a simple on/off switch in that wire gives the driver the ability to either turn off the compressor completely in all modes or to let it operate as Ford designed it.

The color code for that wire in 2007/2008 Rangers is green w/orange stripe.

It is a good idea to run the compressor once in a while even in cooler weather to keep the compressor seals lubricated. Ford runs the compressor in several modes to help prevent warranty failures in the A/C system.


Ihe info that I got states that Ford did that for humidity control.....and to keep the windshield from fogging up when in defrost.
I can't understand how this can be a problem???????????? You have vent and floor for heat and ventilation with no enabled compressor. You have to use the compressor for defrost to keep the windshield from fogging up. The compressor is disabled in defrost at 40 deg outdoor temp.
Maybe I am old school but I just can't see a problem.
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Old 12-03-2010, 08:03 PM
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Default Re: WTF is up with the Rangers addiction to the A/C?

well i hear that it shuts off at 32*
but iv never ever hear my compressor shut off at any cold temps even at -30*c its still running in my 99 explorer.
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Old 12-04-2010, 06:49 AM
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well i hear that it shuts off at 32*
but iv never ever hear my compressor shut off at any cold temps even at -30*c its still running in my 99 explorer.
All the cars I've had had shut off around 32˚ to 34˚f. My old '95 Explorer did shut off too. So, maybe you have a bad sensor on it.
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