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1994 325i Air Conditioning doesn't work well.

I have replace the compressor, dryer and evaporator core. Evacuated system and recharge, but still doesn't blow cold air for a long time. It also seems that the blower doesn't blow out as strong as before when you set from 1 to 4. Any sugguestions?

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Did you replace the orifice tube? If not, remove it and inspect it if screen is clogged then replace with new one.

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There is an orfis that musty be installed in th accumulator

as for the blower check for a blockage in the intake under the dash

or maybe a cabin air filter clogged

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The Refrigerant Cycle
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