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Q: Air only a little cold

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The air is blowing semi-cold.

A: Hello. If the air is only somewhat cold the...

Hello. If the air is only somewhat cold then most of the time this is caused by low refrigerant. It can be a weak AC compressor, which is common on this car. I would typically start by checking the pressure in the system with a manifold gauge set. If it is low then I would just add some refrigerant and see if it blows cold. If the pressure remains low then the compressor may be failing and will need to be replaced.

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