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2000 Daewoo Lanos S 3dr HB Manual

2000 Daewoo Lanos
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Front Wheel Drive, 3 Door HB, Compact
26 mpg city / 36 mpg hwy
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October 29, 2011, 8:19 am

Juan R

Question: 2001 Daewoo Lanos a/c intermittent cooling

HI: I live in the tropics (80 degrees + every day). The A/C used to blow cold air but used to blow warm air for about a minute every now and then, and then blew cold air again. However, since yesterday it blows cold air for a just while (12 mins) and then just warm air keeps blowing out , having to turn it off and open the windows. If the car is cold and the temp is "fresh" it works for a while but then it does the same thing again. can you give me advise on what it might be? My belief is that it's a clogged condenser or a clogged valve. What is your advise? Thank You!!!

October 31, 2011, 10:52 pm

Richard W
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If you have a clog in the line it will freeze up. So pop the hood and look for ice on the line. But I would think it has to do with the A/C compressure clutch. To find your problem you will need tools for the A/C system. It will be cheeper for you to get it looked at by a shop.

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November 1, 2011, 3:05 am

Juan R

Thank you so much for your reply. I took it to a shop and It ended up being a damaged valve inside the compressor. Not a cheap fix when you add up all the procedures in order to fix it but much better than having to replace the compressor.

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