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I have a 1981 corvette I put freon in it and 1 line is cold 1 line is hot contro l door is closing from hot to cold but will not cool.

How can I fix the air conditner to blow cool air?

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Check that your cabin air ducting does not have disconnects and verify the fan is blowing air through the cooling condenser coil. Something may have fallen down through the windshield defroster slots and jammed the fan.

Posted on Aug 26, 2012

  • James West Aug 26, 2012

    there is air blowing throw the condenser coil just put new blower moter on last weak closed heater hose off and got a little colder

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SOURCE: front aircond. blows warm. Rear air is cold

this is caused by a defective temperature control blend door actuator motor. Don't overhcahrge the system, if one part of dual climate works ok the problem is not the compressor or the system charge

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SOURCE: Air conditioning not working. Blowing cool air in the back and hot air in the front.

Is there air blowing from the front vents? or can you hear the vacumm change when you change it from heat to cool..... I think it might be a vacumm problem... its a 1997 so the controller vacumm hoses may be cracking.. let us know

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SOURCE: 1999 Chevy Cavalier A/C blows hot air

More likely the recharge blew a o-ring and you have a leak. When your Cavalier was blowing hot air and a recharge fixed it that means it was low on freon which lets o-rings dry out, go back to the shop and have them leak test it. They use a pressurized dye to find the problem. If it's blowing it's not the cooling fan relay, they may have meant compressor relay but I'd have a leak test done first it's not expensive and easier that chasing unknown possibilities.

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SOURCE: 1999 Suburban, A/C on warm air from front vents, cold air in rear

The car uses the same freon in the front as it does in the rear. If the rear a/c is working, you either have a plugged evaporator in the front unit, or perhaps a bad heater switch. Try switching the heater to hot and see if it blows even warmer air from the front vents. If so, the heater switch is working and then it sounds like a plugged evaporator or maybe a plugged orifice tube. That is a good place to start looking. Hope this helps.

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SOURCE: on my 1995 chevy blazer s-10 my face vents are not blowing air

Your heater valve is stuck open, also in a pinch you can crimp off your hose to the heater coil at fire wall. Try to find the heater valve vacumb hose under the hood see if it is bad and fixit. or some models have a cable to the valve could be broken. 

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Run the OBD diagnostic with the ATC self test feature. I bet you'll find a faulty blend door or motor....accordianman PS Three Pounds??!!?

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