I was driving "Old Yeller" home from town yesterday, and the air conditioner stopped running. Well, when I got home, I checked the fuse, and sure enough the fuse was blown. I checked all the wiring dealing with the air con, and everything looked fine. I had just got through putting in the center console, so I thought maybe I had screwed into a wire or something. There aren't any wires in the tranny hump area, but I checked anyway. Nothing....So, I assumed it was just a weak old fuse since it was rusted in place. After replacing the fuse with a new 14 amp, the aircon worked fine. Problem solved, right? Nah....the next morning, I tried to start it, and nothing....I mean NADA! I had replaced the starter about 6 weeks ago, so I ASSUMED the starter was not the problem. After checking the battery, and shorting over the solenoid I still had nothing. So, my only conclusing was the dang starter. Sure enough, it was a defective starter. However, all this time, I still had it in my mind that the blown fuse for the aircon somehow had something to do with the starting problem. I must be getting senile!!! Two defects happening at the same time are rare for Old Yeller. However, I thank Ford for building a car I can work on and get fixed without all the costs of having someone else do it. I look under the hood of my 03 Mach I and just shake my head. I could never diagnose problems with it unless I had about a zillion dollars worth of diagnostic tools and a bunch of schooling hours in repair of these computer monitored automobiles.