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Sean Bailey
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Jun 22, 2012, 5:12 PM

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hi there well im not sure what the problem is i have a 99 ford f-150 4x4 the ac takes along time to cool down im pretty sure that ac needs serviced but when i come to a stop or am slowing down i can hear like a door close under the dash someone told me it could be a vacuum leak some where also im not sure if it has anything to do with it but my heater will only blow cool air also could it be a control switch as well that is running both heater and ac air blowing problem. its hot here in az and would like to address the ac problem first but if it is something that affects both ac and heater i could kill to birds with one stone hopefully


Hammer Time
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Jun 22, 2012, 6:16 PM

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The vacuum controls operate the mode doors so what that would do is redirect the air elsewhere. If you're talking about a temperature issue, it needs to be checked out by an A/C pro.




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Sean Bailey
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Jun 22, 2012, 6:30 PM

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its never had any ac work done to it, after awhile it will cool down i thought about buying one of those r134 cans with hose and try and put some in it the heater hasnt worked for awhile but when you come to a stop or slowing down with ac on you can hear a door flap shutCool


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Jun 22, 2012, 6:38 PM

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Well.....We can't stop you from doing that but PLEASE.....do EVERYONE (yourself include) a big favor and just use 134. Don't get one with leak seal or anything else added.....Those cause so much trouble for your system & shop equipment....It's just not worth it.....It better for everyone to fix the leak properly






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Sean Bailey
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Jun 22, 2012, 6:41 PM

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on the door sound where is the vacuum coming from and where is the door located is it accessible from passenger side of truck


Hammer Time
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Jun 22, 2012, 6:47 PM

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Don't mess with refrigerant unless you have professional gauges to monitor both high and low pressures and you actually know what you're looking for.

Also read this carefully first http://autoforums.carjunky.com/..._A/C_SYSTEMS_P45460/



The mode selection is done through a series of air doors that are operated by vacuum. When there is either a partial or total loss of vacuum, the system will default to either defrost or on some vehicles, heat. Acceleration can also have an effect on the doors for the same reason.

Look under the hood for a small black plastic hose coming through the firewall. Follow it to the vacuum source looking for any breaks, cracks or leaks. Also follow any other lines that branch off because they may go to a vacuum reservoir (storage tank) and a leak there will cause the same problem. Using a vacuum gauge to determine if you have full vacuum at any given point is the best way to find it. You can cut into the line anywhere and splice it back together with a piece of vacuum hose. Find the broken line, you found your problem.




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Sean Bailey
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Jun 22, 2012, 6:51 PM

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thank-you for your time im going to go check now




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