Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 245
sxyimports125
Member
sxyimports125 Oct 12, 8:28pm - #298358 

Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 245
St. Paul, Minnesota
Air conditioner problem?

Okay, so my A/C has been working like shit! It cuts out/jerks all the time when driving, blows cold air and then doesn't. Had this problem ever since I bought my car used.

Recently I did a basic tune up to my car, changed my tranny fluid, cleaned my mafs, cleaned my Air Filter, etc. I checked my engine coolant and it was about an inch 1/2 below the "low" line. I bought some Toyota Antifreeze, mixed it 50/50 and added it to my engine coolant container. Filled it to full.

Ever since I filled the engine coolant, my A/C doesn't cut out/jerk anymore when driving. It constantly blows freezing air out now wtf

Does the A/C have anything to do with engine coolant confused
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 35
asian_punk
Member
asian_punk Oct 12, 9:35pm - #298359 

Member

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 35
i'm not too sure, but i believe the engine coolant is to cool the engine and is used for hot air not air con.

i'm no exactley sure what you are trying to say but you say that your air con is blowing out freezing air now... isn't that what it suppose to do..?
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
slidr
Specialist
slidr Oct 12, 10:34pm - #298360 

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
Saint Louis, MO
No, it has nothing to do with the engine coolant. Could be a loose connection somewhere.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force...number one in the hood, G
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 245
sxyimports125
Member
sxyimports125 Oct 13, 2:04am - #298361 

Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 245
St. Paul, Minnesota
Originally Posted by asian_punk

i'm not too sure, but i believe the engine coolant is to cool the engine and is used for hot air not air con.

i'm no exactley sure what you are trying to say but you say that your air con is blowing out freezing air now... isn't that what it suppose to do..?


^^^ That's what it's suppose to do yes. My A/C shorts out. It blows cold air and then doesn't, blows cold air and then doesn't. But ever since I added coolant, it doesnt do that anymore, it's really weird!
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 245
sxyimports125
Member
sxyimports125 Oct 13, 2:05am - #298362 

Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 245
St. Paul, Minnesota
Originally Posted by slidr
No, it has nothing to do with the engine coolant. Could be a loose connection somewhere.


It's weird I know, but ever since I've added coolant, the problems fixed.
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
slidr
Specialist
slidr Oct 13, 2:34am - #298363 

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
Saint Louis, MO
Is it the blower that is cutting out, or the coldness in the air?

If it's the blower, then that is a seperate unit all in itself.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force...number one in the hood, G
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 245
sxyimports125
Member
sxyimports125 Oct 13, 2:46am - #298364 

Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 245
St. Paul, Minnesota
Originally Posted by slidr
Is it the blower that is cutting out, or the coldness in the air?

If it's the blower, then that is a seperate unit all in itself.


^^^ The coldness in the air.
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
slidr
Specialist
slidr Oct 13, 2:48am - #298365 

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
Saint Louis, MO
I'd get your AC coolant (whatever it is, don't think it's freon) drained and refilled. Perhaps there is too much air in the system, or maybe your AC compressor is going out?

Aqua Teen Hunger Force...number one in the hood, G
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 2,979
RookieGTS
Boobie Vision
RookieGTS Oct 13, 2:48am - #298366 

Boobie Vision
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: May 2004
Posts: 2,979
925 Nor Cal
i think you should be happy its blowing ball frezzin air hehe spineyes
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 245
sxyimports125
Member
sxyimports125 Oct 13, 2:51am - #298367 

Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 245
St. Paul, Minnesota
I don't know what it was, but it's fixed so... Too bad it's only getting colder here in Minnesota spineyes
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,016
Haulin_A_Doo
Specialist
Haulin_A_Doo Oct 14, 2:18am - #298368 
Specialist

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,016
Ontario
You need to have your system checked for leaks & recharged.

The coolant has nothing to do with the AC.
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 245
sxyimports125
Member
sxyimports125 Oct 15, 8:21pm - #298369 

Member
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 245
St. Paul, Minnesota
I now know that the engine coolant has absolutly nothing to do with the A/C, but according to my mechanic, any kind of fluid that is low or needs attention can affect performance or other devices in which you use during driving.
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,016
Haulin_A_Doo
Specialist
Haulin_A_Doo Oct 17, 1:09pm - #298370 
Specialist

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,016
Ontario
True, if you run really low on antifreeze, your heater in your car won't work worth a damn & you could overheat your motor. It is most important to find out where the fluid is going. Check your oil, antifreeze, tranny fluid, powersteering fluid, brake fluid, and washer fluid weekly. Besides washer fluid, if you are loosing any of those fluids you need to get it checked out.
Join the conversation - Register now or Sign in to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Customize Your Toyota CelicaPrivacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2016