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Air conditioning only makes cold air at idle

I need help finding why my car's air conditioning (2011 Ford Mustang v6) is only blowing cold air at idling and not while driving on the highway when it's 100°F here in Nashville. In the mornings ...
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Will cold air blow if A/C Clutch doesn't engage?

My 2001 Honda CRV is blowing cold air in the front seat, but in the middle of the summer in the back seat, it's not very cool. If the A/C Clutch isn't engaging, will the A/C still blow somewhat cold? ...
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AC Blowing Heat

I have Honda Accord 2002 SE. Today my a/c was blowing not as cold as it used to be, so I checked refrigerant level. It was high in red and I decided to discharge it pushing on the high end port. ...
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Easiest way to find a refrigerant leak on a 1999 Olds Intrigue [duplicate]

I had the level of the refrigerant checked and it was low, and the guy i bought the car from said he hadn't driven it in over a year, so I bought a can and filled it up. Air cooled off a bit then ...
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ac issues with 2005 pontiac g6 3.5L

I've put freon in it using one of those el cheapo guage from walmart. After having a mechanic recover what little bit of freon was left, I hooked up to the low side port and immediately the guage went ...
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Seemingly poor A/C efficiency in Chrysler Town & Country

I feel like the A/C in my 2012 Chrysler Town & Country is under-performing. So, I measured the A/C temperature output on it and my 2003 Toyota Corolla, and I'm having trouble reconciling the ...
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Using sunshine to cool down the car

Why can't the sunshine (that turns a car into an oven) be used to run the aircon? Or at the very least, a fan? For example - a long thin fan that fits into the top of the window - preventing it from ...
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A/C loses chill when turning on blower. Why?

Following the guidance from this Q&A, I measured the output temperature of my 2012 Town and Country A/C. Under the test conditions proscribed, with outside temperature of 87°F and 55% relative ...
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Does R-134A refrigerant normally have oil (liquid at room temperature) in it?

Upon [legally] releasing some pressure from a car's (model year 2000) over-charged AC refrigerant loop that uses R-134A refrigerant, some of the released fluid surprisingly stayed liquid at room ...
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2002 Mazda B2300 compressor trouble

For a while when I would first turn on the car and the AC, the wheel on the compressor did not start spinning immediately. The air is blowing in the car, but it is hotter than the ambient temperature. ...
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A/C clutch 2000 grand marquis is leaking

So I just changed my blend door actuator because my car would continuously blow really hot air and my boss said that could be the problem. After I changed it, put everything back together I added one ...
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What temperature should the A/C blow?

The A/C output temperature on my 2012 Chrysler Town & Country feels diminished, especially in the rear seats' A/C vents. So, I had the refrigerant drained, measured, and topped off (dealership did ...
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A/C Cycles On and Off in '02 Honda Civic

I've searched around and found questions that may be related but aren't quite the same problem as what I have, so I'm hoping you can give me some advice. I have a 2002 Honda Civic Ex with 185k miles. ...
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99 Corolla blower motor noise - possible cause?

I'm looking for someone to validate or disprove my opinion. Here is a video of the issue. https://www.dropbox.com/s/fjs8xtu0v9ikuov/IMG_3947.MOV?dl=0 The prior owner was a smoker and used in-vent ...
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The ac clutch kicks on and off in sync with the radiator fan. This is definitely not right. Whats wrong?

The clutch on the AC compressor and radiator fan seem to kick on and off at same time with a 2 to 3 second delay. I suggested maybe a relay fault or a faulty connector. Please help, mom has dialysis ...
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Cannot pull a “deep” vacuum on AC system

For reference I'm working on a 1986 Corvette at about 5,000 feet above sea level (I'm in Colorado). The outside temperature is about 80 degrees, and humidity is relatively low. The old R12 system had ...
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2009 Ford Ranger heater Blend Doorr

My heat blend door actuator burned out. I bought a new one. I installed it but the blend door only moved a fraction of what it is supposed to so I disconnect the actuator to not burn it. My question ...
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faint whining sound coming from air conditioner

My wife has an '05 Honda Element and when we turn the A/C on there is a very faint whining sound. The sound is not constant, it goes on and off and you have to listen closely to hear it. The A/C is ...
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Failure in A/C compressor due to flood?

I've changed my car (Brazilian GM Classic) oil and after the change the A/C stoped working. I've asked for the car dealearship I've changed the oil to check it up. The diagnostic was that the A/C ...
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What is this odorless water dripping from passenger side of car? [duplicate]

I have water coming out of a pipe under my 2010 Renault Grand Scenic. There is not a smell to it. The water is coming from the passenger side and it is dripping from a wee rubber pipe.
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2006 Jeep Liberty - AC clutch won't engage

The AC clutch on my Jeep Liberty 2006 won't engage. Here is what I have checked so far. Fuse 14 in the passenger cabin 21 in the engine compartment are ok AC relay ok When I jump the AC relay I ...
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AC blower not working

In my 2008 Prius the AC blower suddenly stopped working today. I checked the power source and all the fuses are good and the current is steady at 12v when the power is on. However, once connected to ...
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Coolant leak after AC recharge

Went to recharge my AC system on a 2000 Acura TL, the pressure gauge showed the pressure being on the line of "empty" and "filled", put some refrigerant in and the gauge didn't move at all put more in ...
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How to clean the mold inside the A/C drain hose?

I have a Toyota Corolla 2013. I know you can probably blow air or use a pen to clean the end of the A/C drain hose from underneath the car, but how can you clean the hose of the mold? Is there a safe ...
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What can I do to prevent my air conditioner from smelling moldy as the temperatures begin to rise?

What can I do to prevent my air conditioner from smelling moldy as the temperatures begin to rise? Every year someone I know or myself begins to get an odor from their air conditioner that's musty or ...
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Is it bad to mix different refrigerants?

I'm mainly wondering about different brands of refrigerants. In other words, mixing one brand of R134a with another brand, not mixing R12 and R134a (or anything like that).
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Does turning fan speed down affect AC compressor load

When I have my AC running, and I turn down the fan speed, does this also change the load the AC puts on the engine? Since the compressor puts load on the engine, and reduces fuel economy, I am ...
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Lexus HS 250h car; a/c noise from inside the car

I am getting these kind of noise https://youtu.be/QhmK7oDX1tE Any idea what's wrong? Car details Year : 2010 Model : Lexus hs250h Its happening when I switch AC/Fan on and it last for 30 sec and ...
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Will I damage my car if I don't fix evaporator core leak?

Pretty sure my evaporator core has a leak, super expensive to fix. Can I just charge it 3 times a year or so? Is this going to damage my car?
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What are the dangers of refilling your air conditioner yourself?

Both of the Haynes manuals for my cars list refilling the refrigerant in your car as a do it yourself procedure. Both vehicles use R-134a refrigerant and the manual shows them being recharged with a ...
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How do I fix my Heater & A/C in my car, suspect vacuum problem?

I didn't see this question asked after a search so I thought why not. I have a 97 GMC Sonoma with 90k miles that I barely drive. Since the hot summer is coming fast I went to use the AC and I am ...
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Mercedes CL500 Water pump & AC

I am no mechanic and do not have any mechanic knowledge etc and would like to hear from experts here regarding an issue. My query ... On a Mercedes CL500 (2002 model) the water pump, idler pulley &...
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2010 TDI Jetta Strange A/C Pressure Readings

I recently replaced the compressor and dryer at the suggestion of a nearby shop. I've charged the system and the high side reads a solid 100psi the low side cycles between 70 - 110. Cycle time is ...
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Is Lysol a good treatment for the musky AC smell? [duplicate]

So i bought my BRAND NEW Corolla 6 months ago. Recently i started smelling a musky smell coimg out of the AC. The smell is especially persistent when the AC is off (yes OFF, not ON) So I went to the ...
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My feet turn black

I left the pedicure salon, started my car and drove less than 3 miles to pick up something from the store, when I stepped out of my car my feet were black... and I don't meant just from dirt, It ...
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Can a car AC unit be run on just the car battery?

This might be a silly question but I was wondering if a car AC unit be run off entirely on battery or alternator? As this could help in Preventing power loss during important times such as ...
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1991 lexus ls400 v8 AC condenser removal

I recently crashed my Lexus ls400 and damaged the ac condenser, I don't really want to waste cash on it what can I do to cancel AC system?
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AC Cooling stops at high speed

My car ac works very fine in normal conditions. But when I drive it for awhile longer, and often at high speed, it stops cooling. I can still hear the fan sound loud and clear but air flow decreases a ...
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Mazda 3, temporary acidic vinegar/mayonnaise smell

Lately I have noticed, just after switching on the A/c, I smell some sort of a vinegar/mayonnaise mixed smell for about 5 mins, post which it disappears automatically.What could be the possible cause, ...
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A/C only kicks on when set to defrost

07 Town & Country - The a/c compressor only kicks on when I have the it set on defrost. When I move the setting to vent or anything else it blows cold for about 3-5 mins then it gradually gets ...
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Ford Econoline Van AC Failing

If the vents start putting out hot air when accelerating or driving up hills but are ice cold when idling, is that a sign of a failing blower pump or leak? I am dealing with a Ford Econoline E350. ...
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Honda Brio AC Problem

My Honda Brio EMT 2015 model is having AC problems. The AC mechanic says the problem is in the ECM. Please enlighten me whether the BCM controls the AC or ECM does.
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Detect AC(on/off) and Window(open/close) of CAR using OBD

Is there any way to detect AC(air conditioner) and Window(open/close) using OBD? I am putting links below for the OBD reader but I am unable to find any way to detect the AC(air conditioner) and ...
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Why does the air condition climate control suddenly blows cold air?

I have a BMW 320i 2008. When I turn on the hot air and Automatic recycle, after a point, it blows cold air for 5-10 mins, then back to hot and so on. This doesn't occur when I put the recycle on. Any ...
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Jetta 2001 gls 2.0, AC clutch won't come on!

I have a problem, 2001 Jetta 2.0 GLS, installed entire new system, compressor, clutch, dryer, expansion valve, worked great for about 4 months then nothing. Clutch won't come on. ACted like it was the ...
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Unable to redirect airflow from floor to defroster, etc.in 2006 Cobalt

I replaced the heater / AC control module, but the airflow deflector still doesn't change. It is stuck on floor. It sounds like the module is trying to change, but nothing happens.
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Should I use a shorter accessory belt?

I've had the A/C discharged on an older truck (2001 Grand Cherokee 4.7L v8), and soon I plan to remove the entire A/C system, specifically, the compressor. Is there anything that I should be ...
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Measuring A/C refrigerant I got 96 PSI, is 96 PSI bad?

I bought a car refrigerant gauge online because my A/C is not cooling the air at all and the first suggestion was to check your refrigerant to see if it is empty or low. I found out where my car's "...
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When you replace a car battery, would anything in the A/C system be touched?

Last year my A/C was fixed. Then winter came. Then I had to buy a new car battery and so I went to a mechanic[1] who I paid to replace the battery with a new one. My question is: When you replace a ...
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On my '99 Grand Am the electric windows, A/C, dash gauges, speedometer stop working sometimes

Sometimes they come back on in a few minutes but sometimes it's hours or maybe a day and they will all start working again at same time. Other things like radio, CD player, cruise, horn, wipers, door ...