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Old 05-02-2014, 03:04 PM   #1
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Intermittent A/C problem

It was the first time this year our touring was used in hot weather. It was about 95* yesterday while driving on the freeway. The a/c was set to 69 and we were driving about 65-70. All of a sudden, the a/c cuts out and hot air starts to come through the vents. After about 5 minutes, the a/c comes back on again. By that time, the outside temperature had dropped 10-15*. The only thing I can think of was the drop in temp allowed the a/c to cool down slightly and start working again. What do you folks think? If I have to replace the a/c compressor, I may just sell it before it goes out.

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Old 05-02-2014, 03:43 PM   #2
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most likely the final stage unit. Your air conditioning will have a mind of its own when this part is faulty.

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