The air conditioner on my 2002 wagon doesn't seem to cool as much as that on
my 2001 so I bought special thermometer with a long stem that inserts into
the vent to test it. I did the test on a 90 degree day in Baltimore
Maryland. The result was that the two vents on the passenger side (right
side from occupants perspective) were putting out much cooler air than the
two on the left. From left to right, here were the results in degrees
74 72 55 55. In my 2001 Focus the results were 64 62 60
62, more in line with what you would expect.
It seems to me that something is wrong with the 2002, but I have no idea
what. I would like to have some theory before I take it to the dealer
because I suspect that they will be disinclined to fix it. Has anyone out
there experienced this problem?