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Why does the Air Conditioned, cold air, not come out through all 4 of the vents at the same temperature?

When I turn the air conditioner on, the air comes out at different temperatures. Coldest on the drivers side window vent and warm on the passengers side window vent. Also when I turn the switch to get the air to come out by the vents under the windshield, the drivers side is cold and the passengers side is warm.

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Your refrigerant charge is probably low, so not all of the evaporator (the component of an A/C system that gets cold) is the same temperature. The side where liquid refrigerant is introduced may actually be colder than normal, while the opposite side isn't cold at all.

You can buy refrigerant from an auto parts store in most (if not all) states, but may be money ahead to have it done professionally, accidents/omissions can be costly. If you fail to fix it, best case you're out the $35 for a can of refrigerant.

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Please forgive me if this sounds like a dismissal of your issue, but do you have dual-zone climate control? If you do, is it enabled?

Posted on May 14, 2014

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  • David Keller
    David Keller May 14, 2014

    No the 98 Camery LE does not have dual controls

  • BillStein May 14, 2014

    The only other thing I can figure is that there is a leak in the cool air advancing to the cabin on the passenger side. It's not a compressor issue because it's working on the one side.

  • David Keller
    David Keller May 14, 2014

    thanks

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SOURCE: 1998 Tercel Cold heat to the windshield. Lukewarm out front vent.

Hey,

I just replaced my thermostat in my car due to the same problem. Except mine was a 92. I figured I'd start with the thermostat and antifreeze. Then the heating core. Now I have heat.

But yet I still have no heat on the windshield.

Posted on Dec 24, 2009

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