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A/c problem a/c will not work at idle.mechanic says computer is bad.

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  • 171957 Aug 09, 2008

    a/c will not blow cold air when car is at idle,blows real cold when going down the road.air may be cutting off at idle.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    Is the AC compressor running and not cooling? the last thing I would replace would be the computer, that is if it has one



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Check gas ,if ok renew the ac pump ,and yes this car does have an ECU, but on ac only models and not clima it doesnt have one.thinking about it ??what about the restrictor valve in front of evaporator .still think check gas as quanty could be low ,is the cooling rad in front of the car clean and not full of bugs ,is the fan on when ac runs as these cars are not like a jag or merc where rad fan only cuts in with temperature and pressure rise in ac system .check it out think i covered everything

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