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    Air Conditioning Not Working...

    This may apply more to my peeps in warmer climates, but has anyone had any issues with the Air Conditioning getting warm while the car is still? I've been reading up on this in other places but haven't seen it on here. For instance, it was pretty warm outside this weekend and hit a bit of slow traffic heading into Daytona. After sitting for 5 minutes or so , the AC had went from cold to blowing outside air temps so I had to shut it off. Once I starting moving I turned it back on and it was cold again. This has happened a few times and this doesn't work for me in Florida, it's why I traded my last car in.
    Last edited by BankDev; 05-13-2013 at 01:49 PM.

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    At idle the compressor doesn't rotate as fast so it has a harder time keeping up with our Florida heat. That being said, go to the dealer and have them check the freon levels.

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    OK thanks fellas, yeah I am going to take it in tomorrow morning and have them take a look. I can see it not being as cool but hot just isn't acceptable. Kind of sucks though, what's the point of using remote start to cool off the car in the summer if the AC doesn't work because the car is sitting still. I don't have remote start, just sayin...lol.

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    Ill be waiting to see what the dealer has to say for you. I started my car yesterday in a parking lot and immediately sat in a drive thru right after. It was like 100 degrees and the ac never got cold. It was blowing air from the outside for like 10-15min. I closed all the vents to see if it would ever get cold and it never did. Then when I left the drive thru it was ice cold....

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    I had to have mine serviced recently. No cold air at all. It's fine now. Just needed some R-134a
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    I have noticed that the car usually has to be moving to get decent cooling. Which is fine with me, since my last car had no ac at all.

    The times when I thought my ac was not working right was when I unknowingly had the air vents pointed at the windshield or somewhere else. Has to be blowing in my face before I feel like it's working at 100%, otherwise it feels like it's not working properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bumpercut View Post
    Which is fine with me, since my last car had no ac at all.
    Used to drive a Model T or something?
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    No problem with mine so far with our +90 degree weather.
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    well i'm in jersey and i notice that the AC gets warmer, but still remains pretty cool even when standing in traffic... you might be low on freon

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    I also live in FL and I find that my car takes much longer to get cool if I get in my car and immediately blast the air conditioner. If I leave it on the lowest setting, then just turn it up to a higher setting once it gets cold (which happens much more quickly at lower settings).
    Last edited by Titanium Dreams; 05-13-2013 at 06:29 PM.

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