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Evaporator Valve Replaced at $$44K miles


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#1 OFFLINE   TxFlexin

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 01:04 PM

Hello,

Big fan of the Ford Flex as we were one of the very early adopters. We bought our Flex in 2009 and use it extensively on long trips to Indy and just recently in Colorado. We are still turning heads on our third year and the reliability has been pretty good. Two weeks ago however, we noticed our AC was not working. It urns out the evaporator valve needed replaced. My concern is that this was a very expensive repair for a car with only 46K miles, is this normal? Can I expect this to fail every 40K miles or so? This is my second AC repair and really has us worried now as the labor costs 5X the part. Do you have a list on other cheap parts are going to start going? Will this be our new normal?

#2 OFFLINE   TxFlexin

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:40 PM

Hello,

Big fan of the Ford Flex as we were one of the very early adopters. We bought our Flex in 2009 and use it extensively on long trips to Indy and just recently in Colorado. We are still turning heads on our third year and the reliability has been pretty good. Two weeks ago however, we noticed our AC was not working. It urns out the evaporator valve needed replaced. My concern is that this was a very expensive repair for a car with only 46K miles, is this normal? Can I expect this to fail every 40K miles or so? This is my second AC repair and really has us worried now as the labor costs 5X the part. Do you have a list on other cheap parts are going to start going? Will this be our new normal?



#3 OFFLINE   TxFlexin

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:46 PM

Ok, two more trips back to the dealership to try and get this A/C fixed. Really starting to get irritated with this car. If you stop the A/C stops, go and the A/C goes making it useless in stop and go traffic. So this is the 4th] time we've had this into the dealer.......

#4 OFFLINE   Waldo

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 05:25 AM

Sounds like the cooling fans aren't working properly.
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#5 OFFLINE   racerraj

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 06:15 PM

Long after your post, but I am wondering if you resolved the cooling in traffic issue and how?  As someone mentioned, one of my two cooling fans was not working.  Fixed that, cools a little better.  Still not like it should.



#6 OFFLINE   robertlane

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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:29 AM

Long after your post, but I am wondering if you resolved the cooling in traffic issue and how?  As someone mentioned, one of my two cooling fans was not working.  Fixed that, cools a little better.  Still not like it should.

 

I had a cooling fan failure and it fixed the problem.


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