Question about 1996 Toyota Previa
Car blows cold air for about 1 1/2 hours, then the front gets hot and the rear air is ice cold, i can visually see the fins icing up, within the next 1/2 hour the rear air blows hot also. the a/c then will only blow hot (front and rear)until the car is turned off and engine stays off for about 12 hours, at which point the cycle will repeat itself if the a/c is called again. what might be causing this? seems like the compressor is fine or the air would never be cold, not sure what to look for or test?
Look to see that the A/C condensate drains are working. You should see water dripping out from the front & the back whilst the A/C is running. If no water; clean the drain tubes. Also, you need to be running the A/C on the RECIRC mode (the little car with an arrow doing a u-turn inside the car); if not, you are air conditioning outside air, and the unit is icing up from too much humidity. Sort of like running your fridge with the door open...
If neither of those items correct your issue, you may need to replace the A/C thermister; but, that is a very rare failure.
Posted on Sep 09, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 30, 2015 | 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
Apr 18, 2013 | 2001 Chevrolet Suburban
Mar 22, 2013 | 2008 Saturn Outlook
Aug 04, 2012 | 2001 GMC Yukon
Jun 01, 2012 | 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
Jul 09, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet Suburban
Feb 01, 2009 | 2005 Cadillac SRX
Jan 26, 2009 | 2002 GMC Yukon XL
Jan 11, 2009 | 1994 Toyota Previa
387 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: