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Seems like the high-side pressure is too high The refrigerant needs to be operating at the right pressures in order for the air-con to function properly: If the pressure is too low, there is risk of compressor damage in addition to lack of cooling If the pressure is too high, the effectiveness of cooling diminishes at the very least To avoid hitting ...


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The "stops cooling at 3000rpm" is exactly what @Anarach stated, in that the clutch disengages above this to allow more power to the engine. It could also do this so as to not over spin the A/C compressor. If you're engine is hitting the 3000rpm at 100kph, this is probably the reason. I just read that your Lancer may have came equipped with a Constant ...


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There are four things that might cause this particular issue explaining in order of probability: Some cars most notably Honda city/civic has an ECM cuts off switch which the ECU/ECM uses to stop the compressor of the AC to feed additional power to the engine for highway overtaking maneuver, If your car was like this since the day you bought it then no need ...


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Mold needs moisture and darkness to grow Pull the car out into the driveway and roll down the windows Sunlight will kill whatever is exposed Get this stuff https://moldzyme.com/ It works best when atomized - a sprayer can get close Remove the cabin air filter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrTcTbUux2o Run the HEATER at full blast and spray the car with ...


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You have started correctly by cleaning the interior of the car. Keep it clean and eliminate physically any mold present, this always helps prevent the spreading. Mold also requires some degree of moisture; your problem would probably not happen in places with 50% or less of relative humidity. There is not much you can do about the weather, but you can use ...


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Here is a video that shows the process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G2_Q1j4MzE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SonsC1u_6M0 I had a Mercedes that had a problem of mold growing on the leather. We had to get a anti mildew leather cleaner and take it to the leather.


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If the AC compressor isn't kicking on, the pressure inside of your AC system is equalized throughout the system. This would allow for your gauge to appear in the "red zone" even though the compressor hasn't kicked in. My thinking is, your system pressure has fallen just below the threshold where the compressor will kick in. You can try and jump the system ...


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2001 are new enough they are switched to the new Ozone safe refrigerant that you can buy over the counter. I personally buy a bottle of AC PRO with stop leak. They seem to have the best chemical mix/ stop leak. Then when I know its holding a charge, I buy the cheaper Frost refrigerant. You are getting what you pay for refrigerant wise... It also can take ...


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Does the air blow cold? When refrigerant gets low air blows hot. You can always buy a can of refrigerant with the installation nozzle, check the pressure and if low fill or if not return for refund. This should help you start to diagnose your problem and check possibilities off the list. From my experience the heater/ AC controller can go bad, swapping ...


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yes, A shop will just be filling your system with refrigerant and dye, then run your a/c for a few hours and look for the source of the issue. Typically, before you can fix anything AC related you need the system to be vacuumed, so your not expelling refrigerant into the air. Even if it is leaking out, there is usually still a bit left in the system.


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You did not decribe the smoke. what colour? Smell? You can tell a lot from these details. Did you use heater or cooler? I suggest changing the a/c compressor. They are semi consumable and not expensive and wear out after some time.


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Along this lines of what @mikes said, when the A/C first starts, if it is really humid inside the vehicle, you can get fog coming out of the vents until the A/C brings the humidity down. This is because as the cold air coming off of the A/C hits the interior air, it is condensed, making fog. This probably lasts for about two to three minutes and then all is ...


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After running the A/C awhile do you see a puddle under the car while it is parked. It is normal for this to happen. I am speculating that the evaporator drain is clogged or draining slow. The water is collecting and what you see is frost blowing out the vent. If it is smoke it should rise as it comes out the vent due to it being warm. If is frost is will ...


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AC hoses generally have very long service life which, in my experience, usually exceed the life of the vehicle. If the system passes a vacuum and/or leak test then inspecting the outside is generally all that's needed to detect if there is any impending issues about to happen (hose wise). To determine their serviceability you should check for the following ...


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I may be missing something, since I'd expect someone would have mentioned this. But, just in case: the standard answer to (I think) the same question on 'Car Talk' was always that the drain hose from evaporator pan was plugged.


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The problem is the system is low on refrigerant. Since the clutch engages, there is enough refrigerant in the system (pressure) for the clutch to engage. If there wasn't enough in the system, it wouldn't even do that. If the system were where it is supposed to be, the compressor would kick on/off constantly once the system has been run for a little while. ...


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If we're ruling out the possibility of a leak in the system and you're still not getting cold air then it's probably due to normal wear/age. The refrigerant system is supposed to be a sealed system, but this is rarely perfect. If the AC system has never been serviced or it's been many years (6+) since it has been you could be just experiencing normal ...


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It looks like you can tell by the vin. It appears to be asking engine code - that's the eighth digit. See if it matches the R or T shown in the part description there, and that should give you your answer.


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Freon is Dupont's trade name for R12 and requires a license to purchase and R134a is Suva. R134a is NOT Freon! Cheapest route is have a professional perform a leak test to determine where it's leaking. It may be as little as a $2 seal leaking and you just pay to have it replaced, the whole system vacuumed down and new refrigerant.



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