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Old 07-05-2011, 08:50 PM
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This is my first Ranger with air conditioning, so I don't know if this is normal or not. It seems I have A/C in all settings but when the selector is on just the upper dash vents and just the floor vents. Is this normal? I'm used to other vehicles only having it on in A/C, MAX, and defrost.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:03 AM
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Never mind, I found the answer else where.
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Old 07-26-2011, 08:42 AM
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Default Re: A/C function

I have the same problem with my 2011 xlt. Where did you find the info you were looking for. Owners manuel no held and the dealer obviously didn't know. Seems like I have A/C whenever I move the air off the "Off position". Would like outside air without the A?C running.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:58 AM
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In another thread. It seems like the system is designed to run with the A/C on in any setting but dash and floor vents only settings. I forget when they started putting that in but apparently it's normal.
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:31 AM
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Default Re: A/C function

So it lubricates the system, because normally in the winter time you won't need it but that could cause your compressor to seize up without normal use.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:52 PM
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Default Re: A/C function

Thanks for your input.

I was afraid that would be the answer. One more reason that I regret dumping my '94 Ranger (with 185,000 miles). Glad I don't have such a crapily engineered system on my home A/C or on my Camry, the cost of keeping the A/C on those units from "freezing up" by running the compressor would bankrupt me. Nearly everything on this new one speaks "Cheap" and my milage went from 30 mpg to 23 mpg.

Furthermore, the lack of any attempt at corrosion control (such as wheel well liners) terrifies me as I face our salty Ohio winters.

Regards, Mark.
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Old 07-29-2011, 02:35 PM
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You may want to take a look at this:

http://www.ranger forums .com/showthread.php?t=8210
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