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Old 07-21-2005, 08:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My A/C has been blowing hot air ever since I had the car. I assumed it was low on R134a. I bought the recharge kit and went through the process of refilling. Turns out the freon level is already perfect. What else is the problem? I can hear the A/C engage and the RPM's dip slightly So I know it activates.. Do I need a new compressor? or what? Thanks for the help..
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Old 07-21-2005, 10:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you run a pressure test on the compressor?
Is there air in the system? I had the same problem had it fixed yesterday... just air.. weird and I'm not trying to be a d#%k or anything but have you turned the temperature dials to cold? I say this because I made that bonehead mistake.
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yea, both dials are to cold and the dial below the vent is at cold too. The gauge on the can showed good pressure. How much did it cost for you to have this fixed?
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In Montreal I paid $74.95 plus tax. He's also a close friend. I've been looking for your A/C problem online and haven't come across the same circumstances.

When you switch from hot to cold do you hear the duct baffle switching over? There have been some instances of that baffle staying in the hot position.
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how hot is the hot air your talking about, like outside temp. or like heater temp?
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the air is outside hot, not heater hot.. i think im just gonna take it to someone more competant than me. Thanks for your guys help..let me know if you come across anything
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