Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Problems with AC, door locks, and window.

asked by on

My Explorer's AC is not working. I already tried putting in freon, but it leaked out right away. It could possibly be the condenser or pump, but I really have no idea. In addition, I can lock the doors, but not unlock them, and the front passenger's side window doesn't go up or down. The glass seems okay, but the motor needs work.

The a/c leak would have to be diagnosed by doing a partial charge and leak checks. It could be the condenser or the compressor or another leak somewhere else. Only a check would tell on this vehicle since it is known to have various problems. The drivers door lock switch is the most likely cause of the lock problem. The window motor would need to be checked if it is getting the power it needs from the switch or the motor is bad. To have all your problems inspected, get in touch with a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to come and check your vehicle.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How does the automatic window function work?

Your car has at least one window with auto up/down functionality – the driver side. However, depending on the trim, you might also have auto up/down functionality on the passenger front window. In either instance, here’s how to use it....

Q: Hi I rebuilt my tranny works fine when on a jack but no movement when all wheels on the ground. Why is that?

Hi there. When the wheels are in the air, they are essentially free-wheeling, so issues like low transmission fluid or pressure would not be discovered until trying to test drive the vehicle while under load. This is likely what is...

Q: My AC is blowing hot air. No noises, but can not spin under the hood

Hi, thanks for writing in. I recommend checking the fuses and relays for the AC system and the auxiliary fan. The auxiliary fan is tied to the AC compressor, so when you turn on the AC from the dash controls,...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...