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'03 MINI Cooper AC blows cool air for a short period then starts to warm up. What may be causing this? & Can I use off the shelf coolant to recharge AC?

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I am not sure if this helps one yes you can use the recharge kits sold at the auto stores as long as they are compatable you will know this because it will say under the hood and secondly i would check all the wire connectors that are directly connected to the ac compessor i just fixed a car where the sesor coming from the thermostat housing was broken and the ac didnt work at all because of that hope this helps ya

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