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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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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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How do you detect and deal with a refrigerant leak?

My heat works great, but my AC is nonexistent. Just blows out normal air, which in this weather is quite hot and unpleasant. I had the refrigerant refilled two years ago, but I haven't used the car ...
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1998 Dodge Ram AC clutch won't engage

When I call for AC on the dash the clutch on the compressor doesn't engage. I disconnected the clip that connects the wire to the clutch and checked for voltage and there was none. People say that ...
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Air Conditioning Cools Intermittently

I have a 2001 Honda Civic. The A/C works pretty well - it comes on fast and blows cold. However, after 5 - 10 minutes it stops cooling and starts blowing warm air. If I turn the A/C off, after another ...
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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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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 does not cool when speeding more than 100kmph

I drive a 1.3 liter 2001 Mitsubishi Lancer. I have this weird problem with the a/c where it stops cooling when I try going above 100kmph. The a/c cools just fine under 100kmph. But when I go over ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Air conditioning compressor

Can I remove the non working a/c compressor from my '85 Chevy S 10 Pu truck? It is not working and I want to get it out of the way.
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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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Patch A/C condenser?

I have a small leak at the top of my air conditioning condenser. Last summer, I tried patching it with JB Weld. They do advertise as working with all metals, but I suspect it failed to hold because ...
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Easiest way to disable the A/C compressor

My A/C system has a leak in it and my compressor is making an awful noise: probably needs replacing. Winter is coming though, and I really don't want to spend any time or money on tracking down leaks ...
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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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2009 Chevy Malibu 2.4 off and on temp Gauge on C, No AC and fan comes on right away

My Chevy Malibu (2009 2.4) is acting a tad whacky! It either acts totally normal, or all below occurs at the same time. . . 1) coolant fan(s) come on when I start car 2) temp gauge stays on C (dead) ...
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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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Huge puddle of water under car

I parked my Dodge Viper after driving for about two hours (in July, ~90°F, AC at full blast). Half an hour later I noticed a huge puddle under the engine, on the passenger side. I am pretty sure it ...
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HVAC is not blowing. Is it most likely the blower motor?

I have a 1998 Buick Park Avenue (standard not ultra). Recently the heating and air stopped blowing. It acts normal in every other way (lights and indicators work as normal) but I am not getting any ...
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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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2014 Subaru Forrester AC Compressor clutch noise, slippage

We have a 2014 Subaru Forrester whose AC Compressor clutch operation is unlike other cars I've ever owned. The video linked is from when the car is cold and AC is engaged. It appears that the clutch ...
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Air conditioner is hot on one side

My 2005 Chevy Silverado with dual zone climate is occasionally blowing hot air on the driver's side and cool on the passenger. It usually works fine for a few minutes before it begins blowing hot air. ...
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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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Air Conditioning not cold on 2011 Honda civic

I have a 2011 Honda Civic LX with about 70k miles on it. As of a few weeks ago the AC really started having cooling problems; however, this all seemed to happen gradually. It seems to get a bit colder ...
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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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Why is car A/C typically less reliable than fridges/freezers?

I just had the A/C in my car die on me again; air coming through the vents with the A/C is just as warm with it turned on as off. However, my fridge/freezer is something I've had for over 5 years 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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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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How often should you get your air conditioner checked and serviced?

Every year I bring my car (now almost 3 years old) to the garage for a check up. When I bring it the people from the garage usually ask if I also want the extra air conditioner check and servicing. ...
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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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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 ...