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A/C Vent Temperatures #4471360
07/26/17 08:26 PM
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Clovis, CA
Merkava_4 Offline OP
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2000 Buick LeSabre 3800 V6
From left to right:
Vent 1 78*F
Vent 2 77*F
Vent 3 46*F
Vent 4 51*F
Outside ambient air temperature 100*F.

Low on charge maybe ?
What you guys say ?
Time to buy A/C gauges ?

Re: A/C Vent Temperatures [Re: Merkava_4] #4471363
07/26/17 08:31 PM
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Driver side blend door isn't closing.


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Re: A/C Vent Temperatures [Re: Merkava_4] #4471364
07/26/17 08:31 PM
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Why are 2 vents so much cooler? Which are hot and which are cool?

Saw your edit. And agree with above poster.

My mr2 blows about 48f at 100 degree external temp last I topped the system up.

Last edited by TinyVoices; 07/26/17 08:32 PM.

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Re: A/C Vent Temperatures [Re: dishdude] #4471367
07/26/17 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted By: dishdude
Driver side blend door isn't closing.


Would that also explain why the two driver vents aren't blowing air as hard as the two passenger vents ?

Re: A/C Vent Temperatures [Re: dishdude] #4471377
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Originally Posted By: dishdude
Driver side blend door isn't closing.
+1 GM blend door motors to bad all the time.

Might need refrigerant level checked too, my Sonata was 40 degrees out the vents at 107+ while on the freeway today.

Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Originally Posted By: dishdude
Driver side blend door isn't closing.


Would that also explain why the two driver vents aren't blowing air as hard as the two passenger vents ?


Might be another bad motor, the "mode door actuator" going bad. Not 100% sure though.


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Re: A/C Vent Temperatures [Re: dishdude] #4471400
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Originally Posted By: dishdude
Driver side blend door isn't closing.
+1
May be the motor or the end of the plastic shaft could have broken. Also be sure that the fresh air on the two warm outlets is OFF.


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Re: A/C Vent Temperatures [Re: Merkava_4] #4471467
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Those cars blow cool on one side and warm on the other if the charge is low.


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Re: A/C Vent Temperatures [Re: Merkava_4] #4471496
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I had that same problem on my Jeep a few years back. 2 drivers side vents blew cold but 2 passenger vents blew warm. All it needed was a partial charge.

And I still can't figure why all the vents weren't warm instead of 50/50.


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Re: A/C Vent Temperatures [Re: Nick1994] #4471502
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Originally Posted By: Nick1994
Might be another bad motor, the "mode door actuator" going bad. Not 100% sure though.


There's 3 blend door actuators:
1. Mode Door Actuator
2. Air Mix Actuator
3. Air Inlet Actuator

So far the only one I've replaced is the Air Inlet Actuator; that was when I wasn't getting any warm air at all. So this time I'm guessing it's one of the other two, unless Chris142 is right about it needing a charge.

Re: A/C Vent Temperatures [Re: Chris142] #4471534
07/27/17 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted By: Chris142
Those cars blow cool on one side and warm on the other if the charge is low.


Yep my Century does the same thing. It could also be the blend door too


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Re: A/C Vent Temperatures [Re: Merkava_4] #4471539
07/27/17 12:47 AM
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The GTP is colder than my ex wife's heart, 36f at vents @95f, this is the same system as your Buick. Try a charge first.


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Re: A/C Vent Temperatures [Re: Merkava_4] #4471604
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
Originally Posted By: dishdude
Driver side blend door isn't closing.


Would that also explain why the two driver vents aren't blowing air as hard as the two passenger vents ?


There's the answer.

Blend door malfs are common as a car ages...


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Re: A/C Vent Temperatures [Re: Merkava_4] #4471674
07/27/17 08:08 AM
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Feel the suction line. If its ice cold its a door. If its cool or warm its under charged.


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Re: A/C Vent Temperatures [Re: SteveSRT8] #4471680
07/27/17 08:13 AM
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Yes absolutely but his temps are warm also. Google provided this little thread, worth looking at.

https://www.2carpros.com/questions/buick-lesabre-2000-buick-lesabre-no-cooling-drivers-side-only


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Re: A/C Vent Temperatures [Re: Merkava_4] #4471694
07/27/17 08:23 AM
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90% of the time, uneven temps are due to low refrigerant. I would be checking that first.


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