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#62 of 107 Re: 2009 Camry LE AC Delay [searchlight7]
Jun 03, 2009 (9:33 am)
I have noticed that the AC in my 2005 Camry LE was significantly stronger than it is in my 2009 Camry. I think my 2009 unit is working correctly, but it takes longer to cool the car on a hot day. The temperature blowing from the vents doesn't seem as cold, and the velocity of air is not a great as the 2005.
I haven't noticed the delay you refer to, nor have I taken it to the dealer. (I don't think they could diagnose a flat tire, much less an AC problem). I checked the cabin air filter, was OK. It seems strange that there would be that much difference between these model years.
#63 of 107 Re: 2009 Camry LE AC Delay [frb263]
Jun 03, 2009 (11:33 am)
If your new Camry has automatic climate control and your old one had manual control that may well be the difference.
To get maximum, QUICK, cabin cooldown if you have the automatic system the best procedure is to turn the system to the lowest temperatrue setting, the blower should automatically go to MAX speed, over-ride or leave the airflow mode in FRESH for long enough to EXHAUST the HOT cabin atmosphere and then switch the system to recirculate to increase the AC efficiency.
Once the cabin atmosphere and surfaces are cooled down then lower the blower speed to a more comfortable sound level.
If you want to REALLY improve AC efficiency then go to Home Depot and buy/install a water flow shutoff valve to insert in the hose to the heater core. The A/C can then be left to its own "devices" since the reheat/remix mode is now non-functional.
FE will also improve a bit if you use these procedures.
#64 of 107 ('03 Camry XLE) AC not working from all vents
Jul 27, 2009 (11:26 am)
Yesterday, after driving about 10 miles on the highway (long enough for the AC to cool down), I noticed that the AC air blowing out of the front center-right vent (next to the center console) and front right side vent (next to the right front door) was blowing at the normal chilled AC temp of 38 degrees, BUT the air blowing out of the front center-left vent (next to the center console) and the front left side vent (next to the left front door) was luke warm (65 degrees). The two rear passenger vents (located between the lower backs of the two front seats) were also blowing luke warm air. Normally (for the past 6 years), all vents have blown chilled air of 38 degrees.
There are no controls for separate right and left passenger temperature and there are no separate air temperature and fan speed control knobs. You set the desired cabin temperature with a climate control thermostat (like a home thermostat). The climate control seems to be working okay with regard to the air blowing out of the left-center and right side vents.
Any ideas on what the problem may be and how to fix it, short of taking the car to the dealer? Thanks.
#65 of 107 Re: ('03 Camry XLE) AC not working from all vents [mv52]
Jul 27, 2009 (1:46 pm)
I'd suggest watching it for a bit to try to find additional failing symptoms. You really don't have a lot to go on, at this point.
There are quite a bit of pieces to this control. There is a computer that manages this, which is also connected to the main engine computer. There are sensors like: thermister, room temp sensor, solar sensor, and outside ambient temp sensor. There are also a number of servo motors (think of an automated electrical door), controlled by the computer, to adjust air inlet, air mix, air vent,etc.
I might originally suspect the air vent servo (air vent opened when it shouldn't have), but with only one failing condition at this point....I'd suggest monitoring it closely to see if you can identify different symptoms.
#66 of 107 Re: ('03 Camry XLE) AC not working from all vents [mv52]
Jul 27, 2009 (2:06 pm)
While you do not have "buttons" to select separate right/left control the climate control in your vehicle may be so equipped. I would suggest disconnecting the battery for ten or 15 minutes then cycling the system through all end points, max/min temperature, airflow routing, defrost/defog/demist mode, etc.
Oh, you might try covering the solar radiation sensors with some object to see if that's what's modifying the right/left cooling. The fact that you cannot select separate right/left cooling effects does not mean the system cannot do it automatically.
#67 of 107 Re: ('03 Camry XLE) AC not working from all vents [kiawah]
Jul 28, 2009 (3:11 am)
Thanks for your reply.
When I turn the thermostat up (higher temp.), all vents open and close correctly and the warmed air temp. from all vents is 130 degrees--which is right on the mark. So it looks more like an AC problem. One of the first things I plan on checking is the refrigerant level.
#68 of 107 Re: ('03 Camry XLE) AC not working from all vents [mv52]
Jul 28, 2009 (8:11 am)
Just got back from a friend's garage. We saw through the refrigerant window that it was low on refrigerant. He topped it off and now all vents are blowing nice cool 38-40 degree air.
My friend said that he has seen the same left vent hot air--right vent cool air problem on 2 BMW's, 1 Toyota, and 1 Bronco this year-and all were low on refrigerant. Intuitively, one would think it's a vent damper problem if 2 of 6 vents are blowing ice cold air and the other 4 vents are blowing warm air. Interesting, isn't it?
#69 of 107 '03 Camry XLE leaking by floormats
Jul 29, 2009 (6:23 am)
Hi all. I have an 03 Camry XLE, which has been making strange sounds from the passenger side vents whenever I turn left, moreso if I'm braking harder/turning harder. At first this only happened when I had the A/C on. Now it happens when I have the fan on without the A/C going too.
It is leaking on the floor underneath the passenger side glove compartment. At first it was a drop or two. Now more.
#70 of 107 Re: '03 Camry XLE leaking by floormats [araenel]
Jul 29, 2009 (6:52 am)
Unclog the drain on the A/C, sounds clogged and hence is sloshing and draining inside the compartment as opposed to outside the firewall and under the vehicle. Every vehicle drips condensation, that is what you see dripping down under vehicles on hot humid days.
Also check that the area under the windshield is free of debris and drains properly.
#71 of 107 Re: 99 camry water underneath car [scottt]
Aug 05, 2009 (10:41 am)
What if you are getting soaked carpets, especially driver's side. What could cause that. Ever hear of Camry Hybrids having this problem?