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Old 06-05-2014, 10:53 AM   #1
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Default AC stops blowing cold when stopped

I read somewhere that this may be realated to the fan clutch. Is there a way to check for sure and what else could it be.

AC blows ice cold while driving. After stopped at a light for a while it will blow less and less cold. My fan does work, as it is spining while engine is running and the truck never attempts to run hot.

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Old 06-05-2014, 11:16 AM   #2
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Take your truck over to Firestone for their $19.99 summer AC checkup. They'll charge you an extra $10 to run dye through it. I'd bet you have a leak somewhere and you're low on coolant. My truck does the same thing and has the same condition. Cruising down the road = blows cold. Come to a stop = tepid air.

Don't let them rape you on getting it fixed though, they quoted me over $1,200 to fix it.

Good luck man!
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My ac had the same problems.
It was not due to a lack of freon but rather
a lack of air flow to release the heat from the condenser.
My fix was to increase airflow. E fans.
There is a e fan thread started by Blown Ford.
Good thread. We use different controllers but it is a
good thread. The only reason I use a dc controller was my f5
burned up and could have started a fire. Smell of an electrical
fire caused me to go another route, along with the manufacturer
support telling me I was not the only one and controllers were
in redesign. Blown has had great success with his f5.
Good luck!

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