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Ac get cool when at idily get cold when drive

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Check make sure fan or fans are coming on at radiator, if they are on, have freon checked, could be low and need a recharge.

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

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    Alexander Mimun Aug 04, 2010

    If fan or fans are not on with a/c on, need to check why, and forget about a/c recharge.

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If you turn on your AC on one day and nothing happens, you may be dealing with a major component failure. Your vehicle's AC system consists of a compressor, condenser, evaporator, expansion valve, a series of tubes and several fans/blowers. If either one of these components fails to do their job, it may result an entire system failure. For example, if the evaporator blower motor burns out, you will get little to no airflow through the vents.
Most modern vehicles also have safety mechanisms that may prevent a component from engaging if the pressure is low in the system due to a refrigerant leak. Refrigerant can leak for many reasons, including undone welds, loose connections, corrosion, physical damage from road debris, etc. Look for oily stains underneath your car, as they may indicate a leak. If you suspect a refrigerant leak, take your car to General Automotive. We will test the pressure and use special dyes to pinpoint the leak.
Warm Air is Coming Out Instead of Cold As you get in your car and turn on your AC, you probably expect it to be blowing hot air for the first minute or two until the system cycles through enough to cool it. But what if the air never gets cold ? Or maybe it it gets cooler, but not cold enough ? No, your car didn't get confused and turned on heat by accident. There is likely a problem with your condenser.
A condenser's job in a vehicle is to cool the warm refrigerant that was used to make the air cold in the evaporator. A condenser has coils and a fan to push the air through the coils and thus cool the refrigerant. If the condenser coils get dirty or clogged, or if the fan fails, the refrigerant won't be cooled completely, so the air will come out warm. It's best to take your vehicle to an experienced AC Repair professional to troubleshoot this problem if you don't know your way around under the hood.
Cold Air Blows Intermittently So you went for a road trip or a long drive, and after 30 minutes of driving realized that your AC suddenly stopped working or switched to blowing warm air. The cold air returns shortly, and the cycle repeats itself for as long as you are driving. What's wrong with your car?
Intermittent cooling is often caused by the components of your vehicle's AC system freezing up. Typically an iced over evaporator is the culprit. An evaporator covered in ice can't cool the air, so you would have to wait until the ice melts, which is why the cold air eventually returns. There may be numerous issues causing the icing-from a dirty cabin air filter to a blocked evaporator drain or an overcharged system. Look for puddles of water under your car-this could be a sign of a freezing problem.

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2003 Lincoln LS hot air while stopped cold while driving


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Based on what you have said and my 30 years a Ford dealer tech I believe you have a slightly low AC system refrigerant charge due to a small leak at the AC compressor or the AC line connections. I would have a shop hook up a set of gauges to monitor the pressures at idle and see just how low it is. DO NOT ADD UNTIL YOU KNOW HOW MUCH IS NEEDED, YOU CAN LOCK UP THE COMPRESSOR.

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Was it getting cold before the compressor was changed ?
Could be a list of things including low on freon, restriction in the lines, cooling fan, restriction in air flow thru the condenser, etc.

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Check to see if radiator fan is working when you turn on the AC. Anytime the AC is on the radiator fan must be on even if the engine is not hot yet.

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Hello, Are the cooling fan(s) coming on with the truck in park and the engine at idle? If the cooling fan(s) are not working A/C will not cool with truck setting still.

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Do both fans on the inside of the radiator turn on when you have the AC on? It could be that the fan connectors were disconnected. you'll find them tucked away on the side of the radiator.
Is it always just cool air or does it get cold when you are driving? if it's always just cool and never really gets cold then you have either lost your freon or you're AC is not pumping freon. unfortunately you have to take it to an AC specialist to solve that and it's not usually cheap.

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I got a bigger coat to wear! while I find time to look into it further. I appreciate knowing there is more help available and will try the Primo Asist plan later. thank you louie

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