I think my AC just went out!

Old 06-15-2019, 09:46 AM
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I think my AC just went out!

Well, my 02 TL-S with 244k on the clock just stopped blowing cold air (it's sort of cold, but definitely not working right). Of course right on the first 91 degree day here. There is a weird percolating sound behind the glove box periodically, very loud when I shut off the car. I might pop open the glove box and take a look.

Just found a used Ford Explorer in mint condition (Limited, totally loaded). Not really excited about new Acura models. It's amazing the tech they put in cars these days. Makes my TL seem ancient. Gotta say though I think the old TL V6 still feels better than the Explorer.

I kept the TL for my kids to drive, I guess I'll eventually take it to a shop to fix the AC.
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Old 06-16-2019, 09:20 AM
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Could be leak in condensate pipe or clogged up refrigerant.
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Old 06-19-2019, 02:48 PM
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Just realized who supergreg was. your blogpost convinced me to do my AV6 swap, thank you!

I'm gonna bet electrical fault in the clutch mechanism of your Ac compressor?
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Awesome! I'm glad it helped! Congrats.
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Old 07-07-2019, 03:36 AM
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What about the "new" Explorer"?

The TL will always be more fun to drive, it's runs on Honda blood!
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