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97 S-10 not cooling

97S-10 on Sun July 28, 2013 1:59 PM User is offline

Year: 97
Make: Chevy
Model: S-10
Engine Size: 2.2
Refrigerant Type: R134A
Ambient Temp: 85
Country of Origin: United States

I have a 97 S-10 with a 2.2 i recently changed the compressor, accumulator
and orifice, because the compressor was leaking. I vacuumed the system, and held the vacuum for an hour with no leaks, so i charged the system with 30 ounces of refrigerant.. It blew ice cold, the system was sweating, the hoses and accumulator were cold and sweating..

I drove the truck about 5 miles and it started to blow cool, not cold air.. Today i went out to check what was wrong, it was full of refrigerant, the hoses/accumulator are icy cold and sweating like a pig.. but i still just have cool air, the switch on the dash seems to be working as it gets hot when turned to the red zone, so i assume it is working correctly, does anyone have an idea of what could be wrong?

I can't take readings at the moment because my low side fitting broke and I'm waiting for a replacement in the mail, all i can think of is a put the orifice in backwards, or didn't push it in enough, but it was getting very cold so I'm not really sure..

Dougflas on Sun July 28, 2013 2:18 PM User is offline

clamp off the heater hoses. Is the airflow full strength out of the vents and not the defroster ducts?

Jag987 on Sun July 28, 2013 5:21 PM User is offline

Dito. Also, is there a cabin air filter?, change it.

I bought a can of 134a at w**-mart that had a stop leak, oil, and dye in it. It also had a hose and a gauge, so now I'm an AC pro!

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