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Warm a/c while driving in the city [Solved]

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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Post by WillsMum » Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:59 am

Africa_FS_07 wrote:thanks a lot...i really hope this solves my a/c issues!!!

Africa,
Did this solve your issue?


Dealer told me "compressor" - wanted $1700.
I'm willing to try both the scroll valve as well as the blend door actuator (yes, I have clicks) to get this resolved. Not willing to spend $1700 for a new compressor

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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Post by Africa_FS_07 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:22 am

welcome, ma'am.

Yes, this Scroll Valve change solved my AC Issues for the "Hot Air while idling or in slow traffic and COLD Air while at Highway Speed" which this topic addresses......my wife and I were commenting on it a few days ago.

when i first changed the Scroll Valve, i did not change the Green O'Ring because the info on here back then did not say to change the Green O'Ring too along with the Valve, and about 6 months later, the Freon ran out through the little flat Cover at the back of the Compressor where the Scroll Valve resides................and we had the miserable hot air again.

i then did a Freon recharge and the Cold Air lasted for another 3 months.

So, finally i decided to change the Green O'Ring (only) early last year, and since that time, my AC's been "brrrrr" Cold, even in this HOT weathers down here........there was a clear difference in the girth of the new O'Ring compared with the old one, the old one had shrunk so bad.

my advise is you should change the Green O'ring at the same time as the Scroll Valve.....they are sold together.

you may or may not change the little long plastic Screen which also comes with the Pack though. I've not changed the Screen in ours and the AC is still so cold.
i wonder who "Voodoo Bob of the Dead Poets Society" is hounding now.....:mrgreen:

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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Post by WillsMum » Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:37 am

Thank you
It's worth a try and with our autumn fast approaching, it can't hurt.

Will share success (or failure) with this very helpful group soon.





Africa_FS_07 wrote:welcome, ma'am.

Yes, this Scroll Valve change solved my AC Issues for the "Hot Air while idling or in slow traffic and COLD Air while at Highway Speed" which this topic addresses......my wife and I were commenting on it a few days ago.

when i first changed the Scroll Valve, i did not change the Green O'Ring because the info on here back then did not say to change the Green O'Ring too along with the Valve, and about 6 months later, the Freon ran out through the little flat Cover at the back of the Compressor where the Scroll Valve resides................and we had the miserable hot air again.

i then did a Freon recharge and the Cold Air lasted for another 3 months.

So, finally i decided to change the Green O'Ring (only) early last year, and since that time, my AC's been "brrrrr" Cold, even in this HOT weathers down here........there was a clear difference in the girth of the new O'Ring compared with the old one, the old one had shrunk so bad.

my advise is you should change the Green O'ring at the same time as the Scroll Valve.....they are sold together.

you may or may not change the little long plastic Screen which also comes with the Pack though. I've not changed the Screen in ours and the AC is still so cold.
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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Post by CeacyM » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:49 am

Onetear~ You're my hero!
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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Post by Africa_FS_07 » Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:51 am

Ah. now that this Topic came back up, i'd like to report that my AC still works perfectly, still holds great charge and still BRRRRRR Cold since i changed the Green O'Ring early last year, roughly 18 months now.

i hope i won't spook it with the report though.

how has thine been, thou King of Mean, Mr knowitall?
i wonder who "Voodoo Bob of the Dead Poets Society" is hounding now.....:mrgreen:

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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Post by Africa_FS_07 » Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:44 pm

well, it got spooked.

a couple of weeks after i made the previous post, AC got less colder and then barely cold.

so, 3 weeks ago, i went to check and couldn't really find any leak anywhere, so i depressed the Low Side Port valve a tiny bit to see if it was still holding pressure (freon), and there was very little freon coming out.

This was a huge relief for me 'cos it shows that its not a Scroll Valve issue. If the System had held a lot of Freon and was still not cold, it would have pointed me in the direction of the Scroll Valve.


it showed the Freon had somehow either escaped God knows where or dried up one way or the other.

i filled it again with Freon (3 Cans) and its back to brrrr cold even when idle.

i've just bought this Leak Sealer and will put it in the System IF the Freon disappears mysteriously again, having used it in another car in the past and it worked great.

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i wonder who "Voodoo Bob of the Dead Poets Society" is hounding now.....:mrgreen:

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Re: Warm a/c while driving in the city [Solved]

Post by WillsMum » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:23 pm

Thanks, Webmaster, Spidey, and Africa
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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Post by mike in ohio » Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:09 am

Africa_FS_07 wrote:Ah. now that this Topic came back up, i'd like to report that my AC still works perfectly, still holds great charge and still BRRRRRR Cold since i changed the Green O'Ring early last year, roughly 18 months now.

i hope i won't spook it with the report though.

how has thine been, thou King of Mean, Mr knowitall?

Where did you get the O'ring?

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Re: Warm a/c while driving in the city [Solved]

Post by mmsstar » Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:10 pm

Hey, Mike in Ohio! Whereabouts in the Buckeye state?
I'm out East of Cleveland.
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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Post by Africa_FS_07 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:32 pm

mike in ohio wrote:
Africa_FS_07 wrote:Ah. now that this Topic came back up, i'd like to report that my AC still works perfectly, still holds great charge and still BRRRRRR Cold since i changed the Green O'Ring early last year, roughly 18 months now.

i hope i won't spook it with the report though.

how has thine been, thou King of Mean, Mr knowitall?
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Site name is techchoiceparts.com.

Same place where most members got the scroll valves from. Just request only green O ring rubber seal.

Sells for $2 each.

See page 1 for pictures and part numbers.


Where did you get the O'ring?
i wonder who "Voodoo Bob of the Dead Poets Society" is hounding now.....:mrgreen:

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Re: Warm a/c while driving in the city [Solved]

Post by Minnesota_Nice » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:51 pm

I will give this scroll valve a try.
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Re: Warm a/c while driving in the city [Solved]

Post by mike in ohio » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:41 pm

mmsstar wrote:Hey, Mike in Ohio! Whereabouts in the Buckeye state?
I'm out East of Cleveland.
A little south of Canton

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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Post by mike in ohio » Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:41 pm

Africa_FS_07 wrote:
mike in ohio wrote:
Africa_FS_07 wrote:Ah. now that this Topic came back up, i'd like to report that my AC still works perfectly, still holds great charge and still BRRRRRR Cold since i changed the Green O'Ring early last year, roughly 18 months now.

i hope i won't spook it with the report though.

how has thine been, thou King of Mean, Mr knowitall?
[/qoute]

Site name is techchoiceparts.com.

Same place where most members got the scroll valves from. Just request only green O ring rubber seal.

Sells for $2 each.

See page 1 for pictures and part numbers.


Where did you get the O'ring?
Thanks!

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Re: Warm a/c while driving in the city [Solved]

Post by WillsMum » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:36 pm

SOLVED - scroll valve and green O-ring. Simple and inexpensive fix to AC not working at slow speeds.
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