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Old 08-08-2018, 06:22 PM
dalemc dalemc is offline
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Default Fresh Air is Refridgerated

2000 Ranger XLT - Heat and A/C work fine. However, fresh air is refridgerated. Checked the damper door and the compressor relay. Both appear to be working fine. Any suggestions.
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:36 PM
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Default Re: Fresh Air is Refridgerated

What do you mean by "fresh air"? Just have the control on the forward vent setting? Is it cold even if you move the temp knob to hot? The AC compressor is technically always on except in floor only mode unless you move the thermostat to heat and even then the compressor still runs on defrost modes to dry the air.
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:37 AM
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Default Re: Fresh Air is Refridgerated

thanks for the reply Dirtman. I am referring to the first two settings on the right side. Up down and down only. I think they should be outside air only but am getting cold air. I think that should be outside air only. The possibility exists that I may be wrong. Wouldn't be the first time.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:13 AM
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Default Re: Fresh Air is Refridgerated

I've noticed the same thing on my Ranger I think it might be normal.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:59 AM
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Default Re: Fresh Air is Refridgerated

Both of those settings will use the AC if the temperature (middle) knob is on cold. Its a dumb quirk with rangers. They just dont have a non-AC vent setting. There is a simple fix that involves adding a switch so you can use all the vent settings without the AC compressor coming on. Remove the whole radio/ac control console (2 5.5mm screws and gently pry) behind the AC controls find the purple wire and simply put a switch on it.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:54 AM
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Default Re: Fresh Air is Refridgerated

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thanks for the reply Dirtman. I am referring to the first two settings on the right side. Up down and down only. I think they should be outside air only but am getting cold air. I think that should be outside air only. The possibility exists that I may be wrong. Wouldn't be the first time.
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I've noticed the same thing on my Ranger I think it might be normal.
Normal operation of the compressor
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Old 08-11-2018, 01:25 PM
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Default Re: Fresh Air is Refridgerated

Just like in any passenger car or pickup truck made for the past 30 years, the functions that defrost/defog the windows, will call for the a/c compressor to cycle.
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