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#78 of 217 air conditioner malfunction
Apr 11, 2005 (1:51 pm)
Am experiencing that my 1996 Avalon XL air conditioner will work great sometimes, but at other times doesn't work at all. I assume that there is a short in the wires or a fan not operating properly. Has anyone else experienced this? Please let me know in detail what the problem was and how you rectified it. I would rather do the work myself than allow the incompetent Toyota mechanics to have a shot at my vehicle!
#79 of 217 air conditioner malfunction
Apr 11, 2005 (2:00 pm)
I should mention that by saying my ac doesn't work, I mean that it doesn't cool the air. It just blows as thought the compressor is not functioning (I can still turn on the heater.)
Thanks in advance for any input!
#80 of 217 Re: air conditioner malfunction [dbowe]
Apr 11, 2005 (4:00 pm)
Sounds like a blown compressor . My 92 Camry blew its compressor in 2001. Prior to that the A/C was working perfectly. I am surprised you don't trust Toyota mechanics since most of them are certified by Toyota. Replacing compressor is quite expensive. If I recall correctly mine cost around $500 including labor. Haven't had any problems since then till I sold the car in August of 2004. Anyway, good luck.
#81 of 217 Re: air conditioner malfunction [dbowe]
Apr 16, 2005 (8:33 pm)
It sounds like a loss of Freon, check the Freon charge.
#82 of 217 Re: air conditioner malfunction [mikes.]
Apr 17, 2005 (5:34 pm)
I recharged the freon previously and so that wasn't the problem. I ended up having to get sodomized by a Toyota dealer who charged me $400 to change a valve underneath the dash board. Apparently, this valve was sticking. I do not know how he narrowed down the problem, but just wanted to mention my solution in case someone else experiences the same.
#83 of 217 Air conditioner malfunction on 1998
May 23, 2005 (2:29 pm)
I just bought a used 1998 avalon with about 68K miles. The next week the AC stopped working, controls became inoperable, outside temperature light went blank. AC returned to normal on later starts. Then it would quit again. I researched and found this was in a technical service bulletin from Toyota in Dec. 1999. 3 parts had to be replaced. It was a warranty repair under basic warranty up to 36K miles. That leaves me out. I'm trying to get seller to repair because I required them to guarantee AC. Let me know if anyone has paid to have this done. I want to know what to expect.
#84 of 217 Re: Air conditioner malfunction on 1998 [2beach]
Jun 07, 2005 (12:50 pm)
Hi! I have the same problem! What did you do and did it work???
#85 of 217 Automatic Climate Control
Jun 13, 2005 (8:25 am)
I have a 2000 Avalon XLS, but I believe the automatic climate control switch isn't working as the blower stays in the lowest setting even when the outside temperature is in the high 80's.
In the manual mode I can switch it to high, low, or medium but in the auto mode it only runs on low. Even on the low setting the interior temperature appears to be cool though. Any ideas, or does that mean spending $80 for a dealership diagnostic?
#86 of 217 Re: Automatic Climate Control [bwia]
Jul 06, 2005 (5:18 pm)
Don't know if this will help you or not.
i had exactly this problem with my 99 Volvo. It cooled or heated good, the temp control worked fine, but the fan moter would not operate as it had when new. I could manually adjust the fan motor ok.
The dealers started off going into the computer. The first two times it was 175.00 each and they told me that if this didn't fix it we would have to do soandso. After the second time, they started talking big money on the computer. I traded for a '05 Avalon Limited.
That cured my problem.
#87 of 217 98 Avalon XLS A/C quit.
Jul 01, 2005 (8:41 am)
Without warning, the air conditiioning , blower fans, and o/s temp indicator quit. Have checked all fuses and cannot find relay or fuse related to A/C etc. The service center was no help: Said the fuse/relay was difficult to get to, but probably a servo had gone out. That repair would be very expensive. I felt they were covering up an inherent problem.
Any suggestions for finding the fuse and home repair? Thanx