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The air conditioner on my 1998 toyota rav4 is not working, it only works for 5 min. and then it gives only hot air.

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It may be one of the pressure cutout switches kicking in to protect the compressor that may be why you get AC for a short period.

You may have low refrigerant, which can be as simple as adding proper amount of refrigerant to the system.

Also check the when you turn the A/C on or off initally that you hear the A/C magnetic clutch engaging on the compressor...otherwise it could be slipping and failing after being used for just a short while (heating up & slipping).

Also do all the controls and A/C buttons seem to be in order and working?

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When i use Air conditioner my car engine doesn't racing, what is the problem?

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