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It's 58 degrees outside. My air conditioner is putting out an air temperature of 47 degrees. Is this working correctly?

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The best way would be to have it checked out by an AC specialist. Vent temp is only one test fer the efficiency of the system. ;)
 

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Yeah, I guess I will have to take it to an AC shop. Just thought I'd ask and get some opinions.

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My 2006 DC has had the same seal give up 2 times now and my 1993 Camry also had the same thing happen to it. Cheap 1.00 o ring seal causes big repair bill for AC Service and it must be serviced properly becasue it should be blowing in the low to mid 30's on highway! These seals usually do not go bad unless it's 100 degree's with 100% humidity BTW!
 

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I charged it and overcharged it. The compressor would not cycle that often with an overcharge so I let some out. I can only get the system to produce 48 degrees at 58 degrees outside. I'll see how it does tomorrow when it is supposed to be warmer.

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A properly charged system should blow air 25-30 degrees colder than ambient temp. FYI, there is a $10,000 fine if you get caught purging refrigerant into the atmosphere.
 

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A completely empty AC. 3 to 3 1/2 - 12 oz can will put you right on a full charge. Room for any loss removing your charging hose. That will work with R-12 and R-134a.
 

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Just adding refrigerant is not doing a proper service on the AC System, it's much more complicated if you want a proper service and requires proper Tools. If all you have done is add refrigerant you will still have issues due to why did it need servicing to start with? Probably a seal leaking or blown? Doing a dye check is a must, the Tech will add a dye and use a special light to isolate the leak then repair it. believe me you want it done correctly the first time instead of paying for service 2 or 3 times and it still be broken, i have done just that and i have learned the hard way it's cheaper to do it the correct way! Living in the Desert SW AC is a MUST! Look on page AC-11 for proper service and you will understand why it needs to be done by a AC Tech!
 

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Took the truck to my local Toyota dealership 2 years ago complaining of warm air. They did an evac. and recharge with dye and couldn't find any leaks. They told me they couldn't get it to go to proper temp. This spring the glass window showed air bubbles. I tried to recharge with a few cans but like you said it needs special attention. I think I will take it to a speciality AC shop and see what they come up with. It's a 2002 Tundra SR5 V-8.

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Sounds like the AC Tech at your dealership is cluless? It happens and why the Service Manager will allow it would make me take it somewhere else for all my service!:td::td:
Finding a Master Tech that can do it all well is a hard animal to find but once you find him wish him good health frequently!!
 

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Since it's been that long...I'd be looking to replace that dryer as well. Hopefully yer system isn't too contaminated. The shop should make that recommendation. Have you looked into using some Enviro-Safe Refrigerants instead of the R-134A? :D
 

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I'll take it to a speciality AC shop. I don't know if they use enviro-safe refrigerants or not. I'll mention it when I take it in.
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Just adding refrigerant is not doing a proper service on the AC System, it's much more complicated if you want a proper service and requires proper Tools. If all you have done is add refrigerant you will still have issues due to why did it need servicing to start with?
Agree.:tu:

Doing a dye check is a must, the Tech will add a dye and use a special light to isolate the leak then repair it. QUOTE]

We use nitrogen to pressurize the system, and then spray with soapy water to check for leaks. Customers tend to get pissed if there is dye on their carpet from an interior component leaking.
 

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Took it to a local repair shop. Seems to cool pretty well on the highway but warms up in the city at stop lights. They did a dye test and I am supposed to use the AC and bring it back in a week. They told me it blows 39 degrees at idle. Well that is in a garage. Out in the Sun it's not blowing that cold. Really does well once I get going. I think it would have been better if Toyota would have used electronic fans to keep the condensor cool. My condensor is hot to touch at idle meaning I am not getting enough air flow. The fan clutch seems to be working ok so I guess I'll just not get to excited about the situation. I have a 2002 Tundra V-8.
It might help if there was some sort of kit to put an electronic fan in front of the condensor.

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