I would NOT trust the Ford dealer. PLEASE do yourself a favor and get another opinion. It is RARE that a compressor would fail. ALL compressors have safeguards to protect themselves - chief among them is a pressure switch. If there's not enough refrigerant, the compressor will not even cycle on. I'd bet money that your compressor is fine.ford dealer said it was bad not enough use. is it hard to get at from bottom i suppose? what else would i have to change?dryer. thanks
While cars that are not exercised routinely may experience an AC pressure drop over a period of years, this is typically not harmful at all to compressors. ALL AC systems employ a simple pressure switch and if the pressure drops too low, the compressor simply will not cycle on. We've serviced DOZENS of GT with a low AC charge and charging them and reminding owners to operate them routinely usually does the trick. In 1 out of 10 cars we will end up replacing the o-rings where the lines attach to the compressor - then all is good. Failed compressors are, thankfully, very rare (in our experience).They haven't figured out how to keep Seals from leaking.