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A/C is blowing much colder on passenger side

When the car is hot -- or has been sitting in the sun -- the a/c is hardly cold (and that's stretching it) on the driver's side. The passenger's side is fine. I find if I keep it the fan on low and/or close the outside vent to push all the air to the middle -- it slowly comes back to slightly cool. Seems as though something is allowing the heat to come through the vents. Anyone have any ideas. Compressor is rattling a little, but have been told they are two separate problems.

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  • Beth Laurence Jul 04, 2009

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I took it to my mechanic and it only needed freon.

  • Beth Laurence Aug 14, 2009

    I had the A/C checked and you're right, it just needed freon! Thanks!

  • Brad Rabon May 11, 2010

    does it have manual or auto air? has anyone cgheck to see how much froen is in the system?

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If it has dual climate control, the switch could be going bad. As for hardly cooling the compressor noise could be it going bad and maybe losing pressure. Some A/C shops will hook it up for free and at least tell you what they think may be wrong.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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I use to have a toyota celica with same problem and all it was was that it needed to be charged.sounds like your problem have freon checked,

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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