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My 02 Mitsubishi lancer's ac will blow hot air one minute and ice cold the next. What is the problem and it has approx.177,444 miles on it. I bought it used. Any suggestions.

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The AC system could have several issues that will require proper tools and diagnostic equipment. Your system could have a defective evaporator or possibly a defective drier. Both components will require the AC system to be measured to find the root cause. You could also have a defective pressure switch, that will also require tools to diagnose. To be honest, unless you have the tools to test the system, it is difficult to diagnose. The AC system is not a simple system to repair or diagnose without the proper tools and expertise.

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AC works for about 300 miles then stops and blows hot air. New AC compressor and freon charge. After sitting for a while it will again blow cold.


I think you have a similar problem to mine. At highway speeds is when it happens. And it is not blazing hot? Right?
Your evaporator is freezing up - as this happens the ice surrounding it prevents the flow of air over the evaporator coils and the result is warm air coming out of the registers. If I turn off the AC for about ten minutes and let unit melt the cold air comes back. This does not occur in stop and go driving.
I combat it by either running the fan at a higher than normal setting to increase air flow over the evaporator and then turning off when it gets too cold, OR using the air control to allow warmer outside air to enter into unit at highway speeds to prevent freezing up.
Newer cars have more sophisticated sensors and controls to prevent this but some older vehicles are subject to this anomaly.
Since it works fine under normal conditions I have not messed around with the freon level in system. If you release a tad of refrigerant the low pressure switch will shut off the compressor sooner and help minimize ice buildup. Good luck.

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Mitsubisi lancer 02. When A/C on driver side blows cold air and the passenger side is neutral or warm


That's interesting. The source AC only blows one level (any) of air unless your car has climate control that other occupant has ser differently.

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The heater in my 1999 Land Rover Discovery Series 1 won't blow cold.


As per your problem mentioned.There are few solved help links to troubleshoot these problems.Go through the list and Click the link below:----
Air conditioner blows air but not cold air http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.in/2012/07/air-conditioner-blows-air-but-not-cold.html

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Car overheats and Air blows hot at idle? http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/car-overheats-and-air-blows-hot-at-idle.html

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Heater blows cold? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/heater-blows-cold.html

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Heat blows cold on drivers side and hot on passenger side? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/heat-blows-cold-on-drivers-side-and-hot.html---------- Hot air on the driver's side vents only? http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/hot-air-on-drivers-side-vents-only.html

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2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser: A/C Blows Warm? http://whoisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/06/2005-chrysler-pt-cruiser-ac-blows-warm.html

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1992 Toyota Camry: A/C Control light Flashing and A/C not Blowing Cold? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/04/1992-toyota-camry-ac-control-light.html

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No heat, blower blows only cold? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/no-heatblower-blows-only-cold.html

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These will help.
Thanks.

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Heater doesnt work


To troubleshoot this types of problem,click the link below :---
Car heater blowing warm, but not hot air?http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-heater-blowing-warm-but-not-hot-air.html

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Engine Overheats and heater blowing cold?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/engine-overheats-and-heater-blowing.html

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Heat blows cold on drivers side and hot on passenger side?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/heat-blows-cold-on-drivers-side-and-hot.html

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No heat on car? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/no-heat-on-oldsmobile-silhouette.html

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Heater blows intermittently and temp gauge goes erratic?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.com/2012/01/heater-blows-intermittently-and-temp.html

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Heater blows cold?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/02/heater-blows-cold.html

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Heater/AC blower motor not working?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/heaterac-blower-motor-not-working-on.html

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A/C, heater, defroster fan, not working? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/ac-heater-defroster-fan-not-working.html Heater problem?

http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/heater-problem-on-isuzu-trooper.html

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This will help.Thanks.

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My heater is not working except on one side in my 2007 impala driver side it blows warm passenger cold


To troubleshoot this types of problem,click the link below :----http://howtobyme.blogspot.in/2012/02/heater-blows-only-from-defrost.html
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Engine Overheats and heater blowing cold?

http://howtobyme.blogspot.com/2011/11/engine-overheats-and-heater-blowing.html

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Heat blows cold on drivers side and hot on passenger side?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/heat-blows-cold-on-drivers-side-and-hot.html

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No heat on car? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/no-heat-on-oldsmobile-silhouette.html

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http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/heaterac-blower-motor-not-working-on.html

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A/C, heater, defroster fan, not working? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/ac-heater-defroster-fan-not-working.html Heater problem? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/heater-problem-on-isuzu-trooper.html---------

This will help.Thanks.

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I noticed my ac in my 2004 Corolla with 138,000 miles wasn't blowing as cold in recent months. I've never had the AC serviced in the 8 years I've owned it. So I used one of those 12 ounce self...


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Sounds like its freezing up. When this happens turn it off for 5 minutes and then turn it back on. If it is blowing cold air again it is freezing up somehow. It would depend on the system as to whats causing this. Hope this helps.

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Freeon is good dont know what else it could be. when its cold out the ac works fine but when its hot it doesn't blow cold? WTF


The ac will blow sold when its cold outside.It is just the air from the outside. You need to check to see if the ac clutch is turning when the ac is switch own.You may have a bad ac compressor

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