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F150 F-150 Ford Lariat 1997 - air conditioning blower works fine . but NOT cold air. Is there something easy i can try before I go to mechanic?

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  • scott thompson Mar 23, 2011

    i'm headed to auto parts place to fill refrigerant.



    I don't have a gauge to test for a leak.



    If it's leaking, how long will it take to detect that it is leaking?

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    2009 f150 Lariat blower fan on constantly

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You are possibly low on refrigerant and to verify that a gauge reading is necessary. If the readings show a low charge that would indicate a leak in the system. Without repairing the leak you wont be able to hold a charge.

In other cases, the A/C compressor ended up breaking a winding and it was rubbing on the case causing it to overheat and disengage. I would say look there if the charge is good.

Maybe your Heater Core is plugged; take the hoses that go to the heater core off the engine and (remember where they go) then flush them with the garden hose. Watching for dirt from one or the other. When the after runs clear... your done. Hook them back up and off you go.

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Posted on Mar 21, 2011

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    ZJ Limited Mar 23, 2011

    A dye based air conditioning leakdown test uses a colored dye to find freon leaks in your air conditioning system. Using this test, a colored dye is injected into the a/c system which will be visible under UV (ultra-violet) light at the point of a leak anywhere in the system. The test is performed under full pressure with the air conditioning system closed (sealed as if you were driving under normal conditions). Also known as: Freon Leak Test, UV Test. Ask for this in your autoshop or garage.

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