Question about Air Conditioning and Heat for Mazda Tribute

1 Answer

Air con gets warmer after 10-15 minutes and when stopped it starts cooling again at highway speeds it seems to stop cooling I turn it off and then it sometimes comes back on again. Can you help?? Brisbane, Australia

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Mazda Master
  • 1,388 Answers

Yeah Mate,just put another can of coolant in the system.You get a hose with a kit that only fits on one of the two fittings.Any auto parts store has the stuff.To get ALL the coolant out of the can,stick the can in a bucket of hot water while it's loading the system.Old school trick.

Posted on Nov 08, 2013

Ad

4 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 65 Answers

SOURCE: AC not cool at idle

since you have taken the first step of checking the freon the next thing you should add is does the ac blower stay the same speed or change as you go faster i would check to see while the engine is running open the hood watch the clutch turn on and how long it stays on if can have someone push the pedal to rev the engine if if the clutch doesn't kick on while idle then the clutch is at the point where the rpm of the motor force it to kick on and it is bad and well you now what will be need to be done then but first try changing the ac sensor for the compressor it tells it when to come on and when to go off when the car is running period try this first no point of spending a couple hundred for a compressor

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

  • 303 Answers

SOURCE: Hello, would like to up date maps for Brisbane Australia

go to garmin.com for map updates mate

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

  • 9 Answers

SOURCE: My Grohe Aquatower 3000 shower

You are lucky that your shower is lasting as long as it does. If you have a standard 40 or 50 gallon water heater, mixed with 30% cold water as it comes out, you can expect about 60 gallons of hot water, give or take a little bit. Each of those showerheads on that Aquatower is rated at 2.5 gpm. Even if you are just using the body sprays, you could be using 10 gallons of water EACH MINUTE. There is really only two things you can do, and that is to raise the temperature of your hot water heater by 5-10 degrees so you are mixing more cold water with the hot. The other thing is to buy a bigger hot water heater, or supplement the one you have with another water heater in series.

Posted on May 05, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

AC having problems


Evaporator is freezing up with block of ice and that stops cold air flow. When it melts by turning it off, it will work again till the ice reappears.

Try running the AC with a higher fan speed and also use the setting to introduce warmer outside air into system to combat this situation.
OR
If you have a tad of refrigerant removed the pressure will be lower and the compressor will turn off more often.

Sep 10, 2016 | Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

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.

Aug 19, 2016 | 2000 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Check code engine po171


I'd be more concerned at looking into the fact that it takes a while to cool off in order to start up again. P0171/174 codes mean a lean condition. I'd suspect that you may have a problem with Vapor lock on the one bank, which is causing air to form in the fuel rail on that side. Since air compresses, the fuel pressure doesn't necessarily come up enough to restart the engine until the fuel has cooled down enough to stop boiling. Did this start happening once the weather in your area started getting warmer?

Apr 22, 2014 | 2005 Chevrolet Uplander

1 Answer

Split type aircon


It sounds to me that the air con is on auto fan, as the room gets hotter or colder the fan will slow down and stop. keep the fan on low,med or high fan speed

Apr 02, 2014 | Carrier Heating & Cooling

1 Answer

In cold weather heater will not blow warm air unless at idle stopped. when at highway speed blows cold air


check and make sure the radiator is full of antifreeze take off the radiator cap and top off the radiator then take your hand and cover the hole where the cap goes and squeeze the top radiator hose a few times to help it go down that way if there is a air pocket somewhere it will help push it out when you thank your done top off again and replace the cap and try

Jan 27, 2014 | 2003 Ford Focus

1 Answer

After highway driving for 2 hours and stopping for gas the car would initially start and then stall, it would run again until the car cooled for 30 minutes.


Sounds like your coolant level might be low. At highway speed you probably have enough coolant and with the air passing thru the radiator keeps the temp down, but at idle not so much. Or depending whether you have a belt drive or electric fan. Belt driven, could need a new belt.

Apr 06, 2017 | 1991 Mercury Colony Park

1 Answer

Even though I let my car run for 20 minutes to warm it up, when I get in the heater is still blowing out cool air. When I start driving, it blows out warm air. But when I stop for a stop sign or light,...


check the heater hoses going from motor thru firewall to heater core / if they get warmer when motor is at 2000 rpms or higher then most likely problem is heater core stopped up / if the hoses dont change then thermostat could be stuck open ! good luck

Jan 04, 2011 | 1995 Geo Prizm

1 Answer

I have a 2002 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 4x4. The a/c runs great as long as the truck is moving, but as soon as you come to a stop it starts blowing warm air. Please help.


Generally if the a/c works fine at highway speeds but kicks out or slowly begins to blow warmer and warmer air as the vehicle is driven at slow speeds or is stopped the a/c condensor cooling fan is usually at fault. At highway speeds there is enough air being forced through the radiator, condenser, and oil coolers to keep everything working and cool but when the vehicle is moving slowly or is parked the electric and mechanical cooling fans have to be working to pull enough air through to keep things working. If the cooling fan isn't working or can't pull enough air through the a/c condensor the system will kick out once the internal pressure reaches a certain point. Once the vehicle is moving again the system can get rid of the heat that it has gathered from the passenger cabin, the pressure drops back to normal and the system cools again. I would start by looking for a blown cooling fan fuse in the fuse panel under the hood. Usually they are 25 amps or larger and run only the cooling fan.

Jun 14, 2010 | 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

1 Answer

A/C only works while I am driving


This is a characteristic of R-134a. The cooling efficiency at idle has improved slightly over the years with design changes to the hardware but performance still lags that of R-12.

Due to small size radiators and thus reduced coolant capacity in use in nearly all vehicles today, most manufacturers program the pcm to turn the cooling fan on when it sees an a/c "on" signal. This is to prevent overheating of your vehicle as well as keep air moving across the a/c condenser to improve cooling efficiency as much as possible.

While definitely frustrating, the symptoms you describe are not unusual.

Jun 23, 2009 | 1999 Volvo V70

Not finding what you are looking for?
Air Conditioning and Heat for Mazda Tribute Logo

Related Topics:

108 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Mazda Vehicle Parts & Accessories Experts

Thomas Perkins
Thomas Perkins

Level 3 Expert

14384 Answers

JOHN LAPIER

Level 3 Expert

2428 Answers

Gary Nitowski

Level 2 Expert

298 Answers

Are you a Mazda Vehicle Part and Accessory Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...