- Mar 9, 2003
- Thunderbird Year
If it's like the dealer here, they will say bring it in and they will charge you 125.00 for a basic diagnosis. You also have to use Motorcraft parts for the 24 month warranty. One Motorcraft ignition coil costs more than all 8 aftermarket coils. I would venture to guess you could pay a regular mechanic to do the job 3 times for what it costs once at the dealership.I will give my Ford dealer a call and see what they say. Ford gives a 24 month warranty
*Should* is the keyword there! You said your 2002 only has 21k, miles which means you likely don't drive it a lot.They should trigger a code
A/C systems are closed systems. They shouldn't need to be "charged", so you probably have a leak somewhere, even if very small. They should put dye in the refrigerant and then use a UV light to find the leak.