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2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 litre. The a/c compressor apparently stops (blows warm air, even though the compressor light is lit on the dash) and starts at random. When the compressor is in, the a/c works well. Have had in service for this problem at least 10 times since new. Sounds like an electrical or control problem of some kind. Any comments will be most appreciated. Thanks Jack/AZ

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this problem could be caused by the mass air flow censor, i had the same problem with my car. it is really pricey at the dealer so you might want to check elsewhere for this part. I found one at a scrap yard for 85% less that the dealer and i also got life time warranty, the dealer does not offer any warranty on this part.

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you might want to replace your thermostat and start from there

Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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Park the vehicle on level ground, when cold remove coolant filler cap, start engine and leave to idle, turn heater on full and blower to max. When engine reaches operating temperature watch and listen near coolant filler, keep clear as gurgling and hopefully a boil over should occur. Top up with very warm coolant and wait as it may do it again.
Check for heat inside vehicle if warm replace coolant cap but keep an eye on temperature gauge as the ~Air lock may have moved on from heater matrix/core so proceedure needs to be carried out again from COLD.

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it sounds like the high pressure cutoff switch is kicking the system off. when the temp goes up so does the pressure. i would also check and make sure that there is enough freon in the system as well.

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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