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    My a/c stopped blowing cold air. Right now its just blowing cool air. I've checked the freon level and it's full. I went to the car wash (figured why i was there, might as well give it a bath) and used the high pressure water to rinse out the condenser. I still have cool air. I dont know if its a bad fuse, condenser, drier or what. The ac compressor clutch is engaging. Please help, its summertime in Texas.
     
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    Does the A/C get cooler if you; drive faster, keep engine RPM up?
    Listen for the electric cooling fan to run at 2 speeds. Low and High.
    Then there's the blend door. Is it changing positions when you change the temp setting on the dial?
    Is the A/C light coming on when you switch to A/C. A/C will not work in the defrost setting.
     
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    Everything is working great now that i found out about the cabin air filters. Those things were dirty as hell. I guess it was choking the system down. Now i have to turn the air down. I put a thermometer in my vent and it got down to 50 degrees.
     
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    Great news!
    Sometimes its the simple things we over look. :confused:
    Wish my A/C would put out 50...
     
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    Hey Scaro what is the easiest way to check the fan for 2 speed operation?
     
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    Listen for it. LOL
    But seriously, listen for it to kick on, then kick up speeds. It will more then likely need a hot day, big hill, or stop and go traffic. IE higher temps.
    Not 100% sure on this, but I believe if you get the rig up to operating temp the low speed will kick on, then turn the A/C on (while the low speed is on) and it should kick the high speed on.
     
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    I'm just curious. I got my ac working last week. Just cannot get it to come down below 60 deg. Everything is new. Freon level is correct. I'm thinking it maybe the fan. I never really noticed it kicking up the speed.
     
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    Yup no speed change at all. Relay? Temp out side 94 deg. Operating temp.
     
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    Is there an aftermarket rely that can be used?
     
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    If at all possible, I'd get one that is designed to plug into the existing holder. That way you do not have to splice wires.
     
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    50 dollars for relay an harness. New update.
     
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