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A/C cuts out intermittently

echeeves on Thu October 15, 2009 10:14 AM User is offline

Year: 2004
Make: toyota
Model: corolla
Refrigerant Type: 134
Ambient Temp: 80

The a/c on this car will blow very cold air when you first get going then after about 30 min of driving it will blow warm air for about 3 minutes and then starts cooling again. then it keeps doing this about every 5 - 10 min....any ideas? I am planning on bringing gauges next week when I come back to work. I just found out this morn and wanted to see if you guys had any Ideas... thanks....

Edited: Thu October 15, 2009 at 12:53 PM by echeeves

Cussboy on Thu October 15, 2009 2:18 PM User is offline

When it gets to the "non-cooling" mode, pull over, leave it running, open the hood, and observe whether the compressor is engaged or not. Engaged means that the center section is turning, not just the outer pulley. Report back.

If you don't know what this looks like, observe at start up with both AC off and AC on, from your condition, you should be able to see the difference.

echeeves on Sat October 17, 2009 3:35 PM User is offline

This is a friends car at work...I do know what you are referring to...I will pass this on to them....hopefully I will remember to bring my gauges to work monday to see if I can tell whats going on...I will report back as soon as I can with more info.....Thanks

Edited: Sat October 17, 2009 at 3:38 PM by echeeves

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