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A/C not the greatest

It was 85 and sunny today. Had the A/C set to max with the fan on high and I felt it could have been cooler. It felt like sometimes it would blow a quick burst of ice cold air then go back to so-so. Any suggestions? I have never messed with A/C systems.

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Sounds like you might be low on freon. You can get your A/C recharged pretty cheap, but make sure they do a vacuum test and check that its not leaking. Otherwise, you'll be wasting your money. I work at a shop, so I recharged mine myself with our machine, and it made a very noticable difference in air temp. I almost always put it on recirculate and the temp on 60 during the summer and it will get cold enough to have to turn the temp up or the truck will be freezing. Oh and I live in Alabama, so it gets HOT.



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So it needs to be done with a machine? What about those recharge cans they sell at parts stores, would those work? Sorry if thats a dumb question.

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You could use those cans at the store but there's no way to pull a vacuum without the machine and make sure you don't have a leak. Also the machine will put exactly the amount of freon that the factory calls for. The cans will just get it close.



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I have the same problem...for the last 2 summer seasons...my buddy puts a can every year..cost me $20.00 with freon. Blows cold till winter comes..not worth tearing down an fixing leak..

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