A/C not cooling

Tiny
EXCURSION101
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  • 2001 FORD EXCURSION
  • 6.8L
  • V10
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 130,000 MILES
A/C on max A/C and fan speed on low I get a reading of 51 degrees. My pressures by my gauges are 45 lbs on low side and 235 on high side. Rear A/C has been removed years ago, A/C has worked well since. Driving at night my A/C temperature gets as low as 42 degrees. I am thinking condenser.
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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 AT 11:34 AM

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Tiny
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Pressures does not seem to be that bad, but you never put the temperature outside in so we need to know that when you put in pressures. It may be the blend door not fully closing or if you have a heater valve that may not be closing either. At night it is cooler so will A/C will cool better anyhow.
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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 AT 12:11 PM
Tiny
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Sorry, outside temperature was around 79 degrees. Just drove it around twenty miles, the further I drive the colder it gets. Reaching my destination with a temperature of 48 degrees, but temperature immediately warms as soon as vehicle comes to stop. It went from 48 degrees to 58 degrees in less that two minutes.
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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 AT 12:47 PM
Tiny
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Check to see if your cooling fan is working it may not be as to why it gets warmer when you stop. If not check fuse and relay under hood fuse box at least one should work when a/c is on. Then check for obstructions in front of rad/condenser. If you have one of those "bug screens" take it off and throw it as it blocks about 15% of air flow
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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 AT 3:23 PM
Tiny
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Single fan. Belt driven. Washed condenser fins with garden hose. No obstructions.
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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 AT 3:25 PM
Tiny
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Has fan clutch is operating as well.
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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 AT 3:26 PM
Tiny
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As long as this is not auto temperature control where you set the temperature then it is either a little low on Freon, maybe low vacuum getting to blend door not letting it close all the way or what I have said previously.
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Thursday, June 8th, 2017 AT 5:43 AM
Tiny
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No, all manual controls. Going to A/C shop to get checked out. I will update after repair.
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Thursday, June 8th, 2017 AT 9:12 AM
Tiny
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Even manual control has vacuum for blend door. So it just may below vacuum and when you get to a steady or close to it speed you get better vacuum so it closes blend door more. Or the blend door may be broken too.
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Thursday, June 8th, 2017 AT 12:01 PM

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