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Air conditioner doesn't get cold until driven on highway for appox. 30 minutes. Any idea why ? Must i take it to the dealer ?

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No You dont have to take it to the dealer. the chances are that you are low on freon (refrigerant). you have two options if this is the case. One is you can fill it yourself. Go to any Walmart or K-Mart and get a refill kit. The freon now is 134A. The instructions are on the package and its very easy to do. If you have a older car that takes R-12 then you must go to a shop.
Second choice is to go to any repair shop that does Air Conditioning work. Usually going to the dealer is much more costly.
If this does not fix your problem then you have a more serious problem and will need to go to a shop.

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