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Old 16 Aug 2003, 10:26 am   #1 (permalink)
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My 4 cyl, 03 Camry's A/C does not seem very cold.

Outlet temp while driving 55 mph (control set all the way cold, recirc on,
fan 3) is 41 degrees, and only stays at that temp very shortly (a few
seconds). Most times the temp is around 45.

By comparison, my gen 3, 4 cyl Camry w/134a has outlet temps of 37.5, and
does not cycle off as fast.

Ambient temps were 88 with the humidity around 65%

Do these numbers for an 03 Camry sound correct? Subjectively, I can tell
you the old Camry feels like it will freeze you out, while the new one feels
very "luke-cold", and in-effective.

Thanks


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Old 16 Aug 2003, 02:52 pm   #2 (permalink)
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"None" <sig220@insightbb.com> wrote in message
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> My 4 cyl, 03 Camry's A/C does not seem very cold.
>
> Outlet temp while driving 55 mph (control set all the way cold, recirc on,
> fan 3) is 41 degrees, and only stays at that temp very shortly (a few
> seconds). Most times the temp is around 45.
>
> By comparison, my gen 3, 4 cyl Camry w/134a has outlet temps of 37.5, and
> does not cycle off as fast.
>
> Ambient temps were 88 with the humidity around 65%
>
> Do these numbers for an 03 Camry sound correct? Subjectively, I can tell
> you the old Camry feels like it will freeze you out, while the new one

feels
> very "luke-cold", and in-effective.
>
> Thanks


Datsun 810
Typical vent temperatures are 38-40F at ambient temp of mid 70s F. The evap
runs at 5-7 degrees lower.

Finding what temp your car should run at will be a function of many
variables, so a comparison with a similar car will be needed.

Jason


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Old 16 Aug 2003, 03:04 pm   #3 (permalink)
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>Subjectively, I can tell
>you the old Camry feels like it will freeze you out, while the new one feels
>very "luke-cold", and in-effective.


I agree 200%. My 92 was so much colder than my '03. And the vents were in
much more convenient places. Could direct it just where needed it most.

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Old 16 Aug 2003, 08:08 pm   #4 (permalink)
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None wrote:
> My 4 cyl, 03 Camry's A/C does not seem very cold.
>
> Outlet temp while driving 55 mph (control set all the way cold,
> recirc on, fan 3) is 41 degrees, and only stays at that temp very
> shortly (a few seconds). Most times the temp is around 45.
>
> By comparison, my gen 3, 4 cyl Camry w/134a has outlet temps of
> 37.5, and does not cycle off as fast.
>
> Ambient temps were 88 with the humidity around 65%
>
> Do these numbers for an 03 Camry sound correct? Subjectively, I
> can tell you the old Camry feels like it will freeze you out,
> while the new one feels very "luke-cold", and in-effective.
>
> Thanks


Your new Canry's temps match what I get under similar conditions in
my '03 Corolla.
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Old 16 Aug 2003, 09:37 pm   #5 (permalink)
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My 2002 Camry LE V6 is like a freezer in the 100 degree temps we been having
with or without recirc on
"None" <sig220@insightbb.com> wrote in message
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> My 4 cyl, 03 Camry's A/C does not seem very cold.
>
> Outlet temp while driving 55 mph (control set all the way cold, recirc on,
> fan 3) is 41 degrees, and only stays at that temp very shortly (a few
> seconds). Most times the temp is around 45.
>
> By comparison, my gen 3, 4 cyl Camry w/134a has outlet temps of 37.5, and
> does not cycle off as fast.
>
> Ambient temps were 88 with the humidity around 65%
>
> Do these numbers for an 03 Camry sound correct? Subjectively, I can tell
> you the old Camry feels like it will freeze you out, while the new one

feels
> very "luke-cold", and in-effective.
>
> Thanks
>
>



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Old 16 Aug 2003, 10:23 pm   #6 (permalink)
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My 03 XLE V6 works great, it'll freeze you out when it's 100 outside.
"Car Guy" <nothing@something.com> wrote in message
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> My 2002 Camry LE V6 is like a freezer in the 100 degree temps we been

having
> with or without recirc on
> "None" <sig220@insightbb.com> wrote in message
> news:U2s%a.158219$uu5.23679@sccrnsc04...
> > My 4 cyl, 03 Camry's A/C does not seem very cold.
> >
> > Outlet temp while driving 55 mph (control set all the way cold, recirc

on,
> > fan 3) is 41 degrees, and only stays at that temp very shortly (a few
> > seconds). Most times the temp is around 45.
> >
> > By comparison, my gen 3, 4 cyl Camry w/134a has outlet temps of 37.5,

and
> > does not cycle off as fast.
> >
> > Ambient temps were 88 with the humidity around 65%
> >
> > Do these numbers for an 03 Camry sound correct? Subjectively, I can

tell
> > you the old Camry feels like it will freeze you out, while the new one

> feels
> > very "luke-cold", and in-effective.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 18 Aug 2003, 12:12 pm   #7 (permalink)
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my 97 4 cyl air I have to keep turned
down more towards low end of the
cold temp part of the dial. Even with
temps in the 90's and high humidity.
Turning it all the way up is very cold!

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Old 18 Aug 2003, 04:32 pm   #8 (permalink)
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I am willing to bet the current generation 4 cyl Camry's poor A/C
performance is EPA related, especially now that the car is ULEV rated. The
Compressor runs less than the previous generation, or perhaps the compressor
has less drag on the engine. Less idle up/drag on the engine makes for less
total/cleaner emissions

Other than a mechanical defect (defect in the electronic temp control dial,
etc) or low refrigerant, I can't see any other way for the poor A/C
performance.

A 5 degree difference may not sound like much. But the short duration of
luke-cold 41 degree air, coupled with a long duration of rather warm (by car
A/C standards) 45 degree air, makes for poor performance.


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> my 97 4 cyl air I have to keep turned
> down more towards low end of the
> cold temp part of the dial. Even with
> temps in the 90's and high humidity.
> Turning it all the way up is very cold!
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Old 18 Aug 2003, 08:20 pm   #9 (permalink)
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I have an 2001 solara with a v6 and the ac will freeze you once it has
about 10 minutes to get rid of the initial heat. I have felt colder
ac, but this one is a little better than average.

I have tinted my windows too. The tint is legal (35%), and that
helped.



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Old 18 Aug 2003, 08:34 pm   #10 (permalink)
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The V6 (1MZ-FE) seems to be the key. Many folks here mention cold A/C with
the 6, but the new 4 (2AZ-FE) seems/is lacking for what ever reason when
compared to the previous generation.

"Scot" <rscarawa@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> I have an 2001 solara with a v6 and the ac will freeze you once it has
> about 10 minutes to get rid of the initial heat. I have felt colder
> ac, but this one is a little better than average.
>
> I have tinted my windows too. The tint is legal (35%), and that
> helped.
>
>
>
> Scot



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