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Old 11 Jul 2004, 04:44 pm
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In the summer months here in Az, I need air conditioning, but when i step on the gas, the a/c gets hot, and it isnt even that cold to begin with. How can I get it to be colder?
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Old 11 Jul 2004, 04:57 pm
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I'm in here in Florida and because of the dogs, I crack the rear windows because they like the fresh even though hot air. My A/C works like a charm, no complaints.
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Old 11 Jul 2004, 06:06 pm
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Might be a good idea to have the refrigerant level checked. If the AC isn't used for long periods of time, the seal dry out and it can leak refrigerant.

Stick a probe type thermometer in the AC vent and see how cold the air coming out of the vents is. (If a mechanic checks the refrigerant level, they should check the temp coming out of the vents first).
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Old 11 Jul 2004, 08:39 pm
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I think your air is working just fine. Almost all cars have some sort of cutoff on the air-conditioning when you put your foot down, the PT included. Mine does the same thing. It will cool off again when you let up on the throttle. I'm not sure of the workings as to what shuts off, but my wife's KIA and my Vette does the same thing. It's only when your at full throttle does the air shut off to give you some extra power, the fan is still blowing and that's why it feels warm.

As far as not being real cold, that's a different story. Have it checked out...mine freezes my hands off after 10 minutes even in the 90 degree heat we/ve been having everyday.
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yeah i guess ill take it to my local mechanic
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Ditto to Crewzin, the PTs shut off the compressor to add back that little bit of HP. If its still not cold after a few minutes you probably are low on freon, get it checked out quick or you'll loose your compressor.
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