Q: Aircond most of the time blows cold air but "sometimes" warm

asked by on November 20, 2017

I had my aircond cooling coil replaced due to a leak 2 years ago. Since then it was A cold. Recently my aircond blew warm air at cold start and took a while at least 5 mins to get the cold air flowing or once driving but there would also be a time where it would randomly blow warm air somtimes . Im pretty sure theres no leaks since it was inspected when i had my aircond repaired and had necessary items changed except the compressor. What could be the problem here? Could it be the compressor or what?

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If the last inspection of the system was two years ago, it is possible for a leak to have developed since then. The only way to rule out a leak is to sweep the system with an electronic leak detector. If, and once, there are no confirmed refrigerant leaks, and the refrigerant gauge pressures, high and low side, are checked and found to be normal, intermittent blowing of warm air is commonly due to premature compressor shut down (or "short cycling"), which in turn could be due to a faulty compressor clutch or something like high head pressure that activates the high pressure cut-off switch (in turn due to a possibly blocked condenser or non functioning condenser cooling fans) or, another possibility is an internal blockage at the expansion valve in the evaporator. Trapped moisture, that intermittently freezes and thaws at the expansion valve, can also cause the symptom you are describing, particularly if the system dryer was not replaced when the system was serviced two years ago. Regardless of the exact cause of the present problem, the cause can absolutely be pinpointed and resolved if you request an air conditioning system inspection. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic because we want you to make the most of your repair dollars and help you to get the best possible results.

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