air conditioning problem on camry

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Old 02 Aug 2003, 05:25 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,
My air conditioning on my 1991 Camry doesn't seem to be as efficient as
it once was. The compressor still kicks in fine when i push the a/c button,
but, right now, the temperature diffence between the fan/vent and the air
conditioning selection seems to be about the same. There are no other
heating/cooling problems with the car. I've had this car since the year
2000 and never had the AC serviced. Is this a coolant problem possibly? The
car has 148,000 miles on it and i only put about 10,000 miles a year on it.
I can't say if the previous owner ever had the AC looked at or not. Maybe i
should also say that i live in Georgia, it's August and it's MIGHTY hot
outside. Thanks in advance for all replies!
CP


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Old 03 Aug 2003, 09:53 am   #2 (permalink)
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How do i check for that? Is it the same as a service bulletin that i found
on this page?
http://www.alldata.com/TSB/59/91591636.html

Thanks! CP




"Wolfgang" <spamxseitzg@cox.net> wrote in message
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> Cloughed expansion valve! Check ALLDATA to see if there was
> a SSC (special service campaign) on that year's A/C. If so
> and it was never done they will replace the valve and refill
> with R12. I had a 90 4Rnr and a 93 Camry and both were
> covered FREE - $400 worth of work.
>
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Old 03 Aug 2003, 11:22 am   #3 (permalink)
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Cloughed expansion valve! Check ALLDATA to see if there was
a SSC (special service campaign) on that year's A/C. If so
and it was never done they will replace the valve and refill
with R12. I had a 90 4Rnr and a 93 Camry and both were
covered FREE - $400 worth of work.


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Old 03 Aug 2003, 06:06 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Yes thats it --- looks like it doesn't apply to 91 --- ha
but does tp 92 & 93!

TSB Number Issue Date TSB Title
1.. SSCP01 JUN 93 Campaign - A/C Expansion
Valve


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Old 04 Aug 2003, 08:09 pm   #5 (permalink)
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I don't think the expansion valve was a problem on 91s...that started with
the 92s.

However, old "O" rings in your A/C lines may be the problem. They
eventually split with age and allow the freon to escape. I had to have new
ones put in and the A/C recharged after about 6 years in my car, and just
recently had to have it done again (now it's been twelve years). R-12 is
expensive, tho'...a system recharge and installation of new O rings cost me
about $120 at my local shop. But my A/C is now so cold I could freeze ice in
my car.


"Wolfgang" <spamxseitzg@cox.net> wrote in message
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> Yes thats it --- looks like it doesn't apply to 91 --- ha
> but does tp 92 & 93!
>
> TSB Number Issue Date TSB Title
> 1.. SSCP01 JUN 93 Campaign - A/C Expansion
> Valve
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Old 06 Aug 2003, 01:16 pm   #6 (permalink)
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I think you are right on the "O" ring problem. My 92 camry used to
hold the freon for a summer; but now only a couple of weeks. My
mechanic tried to fix the problem by changing the O rings (I don't
think he used the correct O rings); but AC seemed getting worse since
then. I will appreciate very much if you can let me know where you got
your "O" rings. Thanks.

P. G.

"Jess" <jess466@optonline.net> wrote in message news:<wtDXa.94005$Wd5.19129544@news4.srv.hcvlny.cv .net>...
> I don't think the expansion valve was a problem on 91s...that started with
> the 92s.
>
> However, old "O" rings in your A/C lines may be the problem. They
> eventually split with age and allow the freon to escape. I had to have new
> ones put in and the A/C recharged after about 6 years in my car, and just
> recently had to have it done again (now it's been twelve years). R-12 is
> expensive, tho'...a system recharge and installation of new O rings cost me
> about $120 at my local shop. But my A/C is now so cold I could freeze ice in
> my car.
>
>
> "Wolfgang" <spamxseitzg@cox.net> wrote in message
> news:IXdXa.5451$qf.1099@lakeread06...
> > Yes thats it --- looks like it doesn't apply to 91 --- ha
> > but does tp 92 & 93!
> >
> > TSB Number Issue Date TSB Title
> > 1.. SSCP01 JUN 93 Campaign - A/C Expansion
> > Valve
> >
> >

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