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Air Conditioner Won't Stop

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Gallehant2791, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Apr 19, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    Gallehant2791

    Gallehant2791 [OP] The SciVis Teacher

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    I've looked through the forums and haven't seen this issue so here it goes.

    My a/c has never been very powerful but works well enough to cool the compartment, however when I get the temperature where I want it, I turn off the system. The problem is whatever temperature I had it set last, there is still a significant amount of air coming through the vent even an hour after I turn it off, requiring me to constantly mess with the temperature knob, which still affect the temp of the air coming out WITH THE SYSTEM TURNED OFF.

    Has anyone else had this issue with their 2010? I was going to address it with the dealership during my oil change in 800 miles but seeing if this is common. I come from driving a 1972 Plymouth Road Runner which closed a door keeping air from still coming through the system, I imagine they still use something similar.
     
  2. Apr 19, 2010 at 10:54 AM
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    The only way to stop the fresh air from coming in is to push the REC button.

    btw, Even my '85 Toyota Truck did this. :shrug: I like the fresh air.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    Close your air vents.:)

    Do you still hear the compresser running after you turn it off?
     
  4. Apr 19, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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    5100 set to max, pending LSD and TRD CAI
    X3
     
  5. Apr 19, 2010 at 11:44 AM
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    The compressor does turn off. For example, its freezing cold out so you put the heat on full blast until its a comfortable temperature. You turn it off but the truck continues to naturally push hot air through so you turn on the a/c, and the process starts all over again. Hot, Cold, Hot, Cold.

    As for closing the vents? Really? It's 2010, my car from 1972 could stop the airflow once you turn the system off, not to mention how unsafe it would be while driving to reach across. Is this a design flaw?

    I like fresh air too, but not when it's pushing more hot air in the cab.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2010 at 11:48 AM
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    5100 set to max, pending LSD and TRD CAI
    No, it doesn't have a temp controller.
     
  7. Apr 19, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    hahaha all you have to do is push the recirculation buton once and it automaticly shuts youre vents off.
     
  8. Apr 19, 2010 at 11:51 AM
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    press the button with the arrow going into the car and turn it on
     
  9. Apr 19, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    Push the REC button and your problem is fixed.

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  10. Apr 19, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    u beat me!!! haha
     
  11. Apr 19, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    Man if you go to the dealer for this they'll take that truck back :D
     
  12. Apr 19, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    hahaha i was wondering why nobody said anything about the rec buton
     
  13. Apr 19, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    As I was typing my response about the REC button, like 3 guys jumped in and said the same thing.

    I think we found the solution!
     
  14. Apr 19, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    Actually post number 2 said it.. :stirthepot:
     
  15. Apr 19, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    yepp now youre truck is perfect
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  16. Apr 19, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    yea but i guess he thought you manualy had to reach over and close youre vents
     
  17. Apr 19, 2010 at 11:58 AM
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    ya but i guess the OP didnt know what the rec button was
    :infantry:
     
  18. Apr 19, 2010 at 11:58 AM
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    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    What I meant to say before is that this sounds like a serious problem... I think your truck is practically worthless... I'll buy it for $5k for scrap.

    Just PM me.
     
  19. Apr 19, 2010 at 11:58 AM
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    hahahahahahaha stop reading my mind!!!!
     
  20. Apr 19, 2010 at 12:01 PM
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    all of the toyotas i have owned have this "feature". no matter what the toyota, i have found it's best to turn the vents to defrost once the desired temp is reached summer or winter as well as turn the fan speed to low and the temp stays comfortable. yes make sure you turn off the compressor/AC or you will get condensation on the windows. this trick has served me well many years from driving in arizona in the middle of summer to harsh winters in colorado...
     
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