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03 AC Button lights up normally every time but compressor doesn’t always do the same.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Jon Bovi, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. Jul 7, 2020 at 7:48 AM
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    Jon Bovi

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    I’d say about 75 percent of the time there are no issues but sometimes when I first start the truck, I don’t get cold air and I can tell the compressor isn’t working. The past couple days I just keep pushing the button over and over and it will eventually kick on but I think it may be getting worse. I’m not a mechanic by any means but I’m wondering if it’s something I can possibly troubleshoot myself. It’s summer in AZ and I’m hoping someone can point me in the right direction. Thanks!
     
  2. Jul 7, 2020 at 7:50 AM
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    0xDEADBEEF

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    Step 1 is to get a set of gauges (oreilly for sure lends them out for a deposit) and then check the pressures (there are youtube videos on this). If those are good, then its time to hunt for an electrical problem.
     
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  3. Jul 7, 2020 at 8:02 AM
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    Thank you very much! This is a manageable place to start.
     
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  4. Jul 7, 2020 at 8:07 AM
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    Keep in mind the AC in these trucks is pretty weak at idle. You may be experiencing that
     
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  5. Jul 7, 2020 at 8:08 AM
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    It’s definitely something new happening. I’ve had this old gal for years.
     
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