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Toyota Camry, Heating / Cooling, Sedan
#100 of 107 compressor failure? 98 LE
Sep 10, 2011 (6:29 am)
Hi: the car is a '98 camry le, 4cyl with 95k on it. a couple of months ago the AC began to get weak and i was hearing a noise that rose with engine speed, then fell as the tranny shifted. It goes on when the AC clutch engages. Goes off when the clutch disengages. As mentioned, AC output is weak now.
Local shop says compressor, probaby the bearings, is going bad and quotes me roughly $900 to replace compressor and drier, and maybe an expansion valve.
Questions: does this diagnosis sound correct and does the rough estimate seem appropriate? Since we are going into fall and I've dropped about $2,350 into this car in the past year I thought I'd wait to spring. (previous work was oil pump seals, water pump, timing belt, starter, battery and new tires)
#101 of 107 Re: Toyota Camry 2005, AC is blowing hot air [camry_columbia]
Sep 11, 2011 (7:05 am)
Your engine is "threatening" to overheat and the A/C is disabled automatically.
#102 of 107 Re: 2001 Toyota Camry XLE [edchk]
Mar 18, 2012 (7:10 am)
I had the same problem with my 99 solara, read about blending doors,and switches, and vacuum lines and after I spent many hours and scraped knuckles found nothing! As a shot in the dark I tried one of those cheat Walmart/autozone 134 recharge cans..... Worked great for the rest of the season, come to find out it was just low... It's starting to get warm again and same thing, thinking I had it all figured out, tried this agian... All I found was two empty cans and no ac.... After looking further I found the actual problem. The thinner line (liquid line) coming from the firewall to the dryer has come loose from the clips and was rubbing on e belt creating the leak. $85 from the dealer waiting on it now. This is why I'm back on the Internet ... Looking for an easier way to replace this line... Lots of bending and spinning to get the old one out. Worried about damaging the new one when I put it in. Also question if I should replace the dryer since I'm there anyway???
#103 of 107 Air conditioner problems
Mar 18, 2012 (7:01 pm)
I have a 2004 toyota camry and every time we drive for more than 30 minutes it stops blowing cold air,but if we leave it sit for about 4 hours and leave again it will be ok for about another 30 minutes.This happens every time we get in the car.Can anyone help me with this.
#104 of 107 Re: Air conditioner problems [seanransonet]
Mar 19, 2012 (4:42 pm)
Air stops blowing altogether, or stops providing cooling..??
For the former your evaporator is likely freezing over/up.
#105 of 107 Re: Air conditioner problems [wwest]
Mar 21, 2012 (6:45 pm)
it stops blowing cool air,but it keeps blowing just air
#106 of 107 Re: Air conditioner problems [seanransonet]
Mar 22, 2012 (11:21 am)
Engine tending toward overheating maybe.
In that case A/C will be disabled if the engine coolant temperature gets too close to overheating, not actual overheating, just close.
Check for failure of the radiator cooling fan(s) and in various operating modes, high speed, low speed, etc.
#107 of 107 Help - 2000 Camry XLE Auto Climate Control Issue!!
Dec 23, 2012 (5:06 am)
I have a 2000 Camry XLE with Automatic Climate Control (ACC) for the last 12 years. The ACC works fine when the car is started from cold i.e the air blower slowly adjusts its temperature to the desired setting. However, after about 30-40 minutes of driving, the ACC starts blowing out colder air progressively and gradually reduces the temperature. If I manually increase the temperature setting, there is no effect on the ACC and ACC does not respond till I reach Max/Hot. As soon as I set the temperature to HOT (or maximum), it starts blowing out hot air at Maximum temp at full speed.
My mechanic first replaced the Thermostat. Then later he replaced the Dashboard ACC control unit with a used unit from the junkyard, but the problem is still the same.
I have taken the car to two more mechanics as well as to a dealer. I haven't been able to resolve this as yet. Any ideas, thoughts, suggestions or recommendations will help!!