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A/C Tech Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by surfsupl, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Jan 16, 2008 at 5:59 PM
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    surfsupl

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    I have noticed lately when I run my A/C in my truck it will be blowing cold then blow warm then go back to cold. Has anyone had this problem B4, or know what might be causing this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Jan 16, 2008 at 6:30 PM
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    I think it's just cycling. Other people have noticed and mentioned it before. I notice a slight temperature variation in mine I think, but not enough to really complain about.
     
  3. Jan 16, 2008 at 6:39 PM
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    OK...Thanks!..Was thinking of going to Auto Zone and picking up some freon and then checking my levels
     
  4. Jan 16, 2008 at 6:41 PM
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    I can't imagine it would be low being 2-3 years old... but who knows? I had to recharge my 98 corolla at around 5yrs old.
     
  5. Jan 16, 2008 at 6:42 PM
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    I was also looking around and I'm not to sure if the high side where the freon goes is the cap inbetween the grill and radiator, or its the cap actually in the engine compartment by the windsheild wiper fluid?
     
  6. Jan 16, 2008 at 8:27 PM
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    I usually buy the can that comes with a gauge on it. It worked great on my 2000 prerunner. I have a glass eye port on my 2000 but cannot seem to find 1 on my 2005....Will look when its light out tomarrow!

    Thanks!
     
  7. Jan 16, 2008 at 8:32 PM
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    (shrugs) A/C. Ha! You should be so lucky. It's going to be like 9 here this weekend. I let you know how my A/C is in, hmmm, say 3 or 4 months!
     
  8. Jan 17, 2008 at 5:48 AM
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    The lines have 2 different sized fittings. If you buy a can with the quick adapter and gauge from an auto store, it'll ONLY fit the correct one.

    Make sure the engine is running with the AC on full, hook up the can to the adapter, clip the adapter to the AC line, and open the valve a little. You'll be able watch the pressure gauge so you don't over fill it.
     
  9. Jan 17, 2008 at 7:24 PM
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    No sight glass on the Tacoma, receiver drier is built into the passenger side of the condenser, and there is a very narrow range of refrigerant level between being a little low and overfilled. Cycling during cool weather is normal, but not one of my Toyota trucks has had an off cycle long enough to notice an outlet vent temp rise, although sometimes it will cycle off long enough to notice/feel/smell the humidity rise for a second or 2 during cool/damp weather.
     
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