Last post on Mar 11, 2013 at 8:36 AM
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Toyota, Heating / Cooling, Sedan
#18 of 27 Re: Air Conditioner Problems Toyota Corolla 2005-2006 [toyota_sucks]
Jun 29, 2008 (8:06 pm)
The radiator and a/c died on my 05 Corolla XRS at about 83kms. The radiator replacement was done in Apr. because it was cracked (That looked like a defective part according to an industrial quality control tech who saw the radiator.) But alas the warranty had expired so I got the bill and they didn't spot the a/c failure in the service check either. So, yeah, I have sent Toyota an email about their product and filed a complaint as you suggested. Let's hope there are enough of us so they'll have to admit there is a problem!
#19 of 27 A/C turning off and on in '93 Corolla
Aug 07, 2008 (10:20 am)
The AC has been turning off now and then while running. What I mean by that is that the blowing air completely stops. I can the turn the A/C off for a bit and turn it on again and it works, at least for a while. But it will eventually stop blowing, period, even while on. Is this a compressor issue? Should I bother having it fixed? I think cars changed to a different refrigerant since '93 and I don't want to pay $500+ for this, but if it is a small thing I'd look at it. Advice is welcome. Thanks.
#20 of 27 2007 Corolla AC issues?
Sep 03, 2008 (2:18 pm)
Hi. I bought my first new car last year. I'm not sure if it's because I expected more or if it's a real issue, but my AC doesn't seem to have much power. I've noticed a slight smell (not bad) coming thru the vents sometimes and when I have the AC on, it seems to fluctuate between cool (never cold) and lukewarm. I also feel like I have to have it on the 2nd setting to feel air moving. Anyone else experience similar AC issues?
#21 of 27 a/c problem
Apr 30, 2009 (7:32 pm)
i have 2004 corolla s with a/c problem.After driving for 20-30 min my a/c will intermittently stop blowing cold,it's still blows at same volume,but gradually get warmer.I went to toyota dealer to check the a/c.Everything check out fine except a a/c relay and they changed.This didn't fix my problem.Today I went back for second check and now they told me that my a/c expansion valve need to be replaced.
Do somebody know where is location of this a/c expansion valve and why is so expensive to replace it ?Also do you think I have to take a second opinion?
#22 of 27 Re: a/c problem [bgvss]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
May 01, 2009 (9:21 am)
Could be the expansion valve. This makes sense given your symptoms. Why is it expensive to fix? Well it isn't on all cars, but it could be in an inaccessible spot (often behind the glove box or buried under the dash) and you have to evacuate the entire AC system, dry it, replace the valve and refill. So the expense is mostly labor and refrigerant. The valve itself is probably well under $100 bucks. (just looked it up---it's $78 from the dealer but a whopping 6.4 hours of labor to replace it!!)
So what are they quoting you---something like $700--$800?
#23 of 27 Re: 2005 corolla a/c problem [rmalen1]
Jul 31, 2012 (6:36 pm)
I also have a 2005 Corolla (with 120,000 miles) and am having the exact same problem. I would appreciate it if you could let me know what you found was wrong with yours, and what the solution was. Thanks
#24 of 27 Re: 2005 corolla a/c problem [kentgtr]
Jul 31, 2012 (6:57 pm)
And your refrigerant is up to specs. too? That would be the first place to start.
#25 of 27 04' Corrolla diverter problem?
Nov 09, 2012 (11:30 am)
2004 Toyota Corolla can't fully divert hot air to floor vents, some air still comes through the dash vents. As a result, my face roasts and my feet freeze in the winter. Any ideas on where to start? Thanks.
#26 of 27 2004 corolla vent changing select troubles
Mar 10, 2013 (5:02 pm)
when I change the selector switch on dash from defrost to vent no matter which one it will not change at all, it always stays on the defrost vents, A/C works fine, nice and cold but I can't seem to be able to get the vents to change in order to get the air in my face or on my feet to cool the car, I'm not sure if the selector switch has a fuse or if one of my vent changing actuators went bad, anyone know the easiest way to check this out, thanks for all your help, have a great day.
#27 of 27 Re: 2004 corolla vent changing select troubles [mike1956]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Mar 11, 2013 (8:36 am)
You might have the car scanned to see if any HVAC trouble codes come up.
The actuator motor for the blend door is located (I'm just squinting at a diagram here) way up under the glove box area--up toward the windshield.