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AC fixed but still not blowing cold air #4505920
09/02/17 11:03 PM
09/02/17 11:03 PM
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Little Havana, Miami
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Things that have been done recently to the roadmaster-
New: ac drier, hose assembly, condenser, orifice tube.

System was vacuumed out and charged. Oil in. It is leak free

Compressor only has 66k miles on. Doesnt make any wierd noises. Still engages.


After all of this my ac comes out lukecool at best. This cars ac used to be freezing! Any input appreciated.


96 fleetwood 63k dd- MaxLife 5w30, AC Delco pf52
95 Caprice 67k LT1 dd- Mag1 dino 5w30, same ^
84 Caprice Landau 14k- MS5K 5w30, AC D pf454
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Re: AC fixed but still not blowing cold air [Re: gallydif] #4505925
09/02/17 11:43 PM
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Fan clutch?

My grandparent's Trailblazer had lousy a/c for years, even after recharging the system it wasn't very good. Replaced the fan clutch and crzy it blows ice cold!


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Re: AC fixed but still not blowing cold air [Re: gallydif] #4505930
09/03/17 12:17 AM
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Is the temperature adjustment working, or is something there stuck?


Plain, simple Garak.

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Re: AC fixed but still not blowing cold air [Re: gallydif] #4505955
09/03/17 03:45 AM
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You can tell a lot by hooking up a set of manifold gauges; most importantly, if the shop cheated you on refrigerant.

Re: AC fixed but still not blowing cold air [Re: gallydif] #4505956
09/03/17 03:46 AM
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Is the vapor / low pressure line going to the accumulator getting cold ?


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Re: AC fixed but still not blowing cold air [Re: gallydif] #4506009
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out there
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Yes you need gauges on it. Could be a gummed up orifice tube, if someone used stop leak in it.


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Re: AC fixed but still not blowing cold air [Re: gallydif] #4506061
09/03/17 08:11 AM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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Is the suction line cold? Whats the pressures?


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Re: AC fixed but still not blowing cold air [Re: gallydif] #4506127
09/03/17 09:16 AM
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Evidently it ain't fixed.


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Re: AC fixed but still not blowing cold air [Re: gallydif] #4506181
09/03/17 10:25 AM
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The air blend door sticking will cause this problem.


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Re: AC fixed but still not blowing cold air [Re: gallydif] #4506192
09/03/17 10:39 AM
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Little Havana, Miami
gallydif Offline OP
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Garak- the temp adj is working

Wyr- the low pressure line to the drier is getting cold

Chris142- with the gauges on, thr guy at the shop told me the pressure needs to be between 40-50. Was at 40 and he put some more refridgerant in there to be at 45.

The car was on for about an hour today and driven at the ac's highest fan mode and lowet temp. For about 2 minutes i got the tease of it blowing almost as cold as it used to. Then went right back to lukecool. Blend door problem?


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84 Caprice Landau 14k- MS5K 5w30, AC D pf454
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00 Town Car- RIP 16
Re: AC fixed but still not blowing cold air [Re: gallydif] #4506212
09/03/17 10:50 AM
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The basics of refrigeration is temperatures and pressures .

I try to run the evaporator coil at around 35F to avoid freezing the coil .

That , under perfect conditions , with R-134a , to 30.5 psi . So , for me , he has too much refrigerant in your system .

But , if the suction / low pressure line is cool , you should be at least be getting some cool air . If not cold .

So , I am still thinking a problem with a blend door or the control problem .

Last edited by WyrTwister; 09/03/17 11:02 AM.

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Re: AC fixed but still not blowing cold air [Re: gallydif] #4506238
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If the suction line is much colder than the air from the vents, there is a blend door problem.

Charging by pressure, and watching only one gauge at that, is the wrong way to do it. There's a good chance he didn't bother to use a vacuum pump either, which means the refrigerant is contaminated with air and will need to be replaced to get full performance.

Re: AC fixed but still not blowing cold air [Re: gallydif] #4506288
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Also if you're saying it was cold for 2 minutes when you first started the car, then warmed up, that really suggests the heater core is fighting the A/C.

Re: AC fixed but still not blowing cold air [Re: Merkava_4] #4506298
09/03/17 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted By: Merkava_4
You can tell a lot by hooking up a set of manifold gauges; most importantly, if the shop cheated you on refrigerant.
Yup! That's a possibility, been there, chased that problem.


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Re: AC fixed but still not blowing cold air [Re: gallydif] #4506449
09/03/17 04:21 PM
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Good point about the A/C fighting the heater . Put a water valve in the heater hose & shut it off . Does it have a mechanical , vacuum or electronic gizmo to modulate coolant flow to the heater core ?

Last edited by WyrTwister; 09/03/17 04:29 PM.

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