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Old 06-14-2016, 03:20 PM   #1
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Air Conditioning Problem?

So since summer has started I've really began using car's AC as compared to any other time I've owned the car since I bought it in January. One thing I'm wondering if it's a issue is the car's fans and air output seem weak when I just have air running or the AC bringing in fresh air, but when I use the recirculated button or that paired with max AC the air is very strong. Is this normal with Mustangs or do I need to get my AC checked since it is blowing weaker when bringing in fresh air compared to recirculating air? The car should have a full warranty coverage as when I bought it from the Dealer in January they included a bumper to bumper warranty for 6 years and 100,000 miles for free.
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Sounds just like mine (and normal to me).
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Don't run the AC with fresh air on a hot day, you're only bringing in hot air and the AC can't keep up with it. Put it on recycle and it will recycle the cabin air with the cooler AC and eventually it should cool down the interior as it recycles the cooler interior air. Also, either clean or change the cabin filter. It could be dirty and clogged and it's cheap to replace from any auto store or online.
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So since summer has started I've really began using car's AC as compared to any other time I've owned the car since I bought it in January. One thing I'm wondering if it's a issue is the car's fans and air output seem weak when I just have air running or the AC bringing in fresh air, but when I use the recirculated button or that paired with max AC the air is very strong. Is this normal with Mustangs or do I need to get my AC checked since it is blowing weaker when bringing in fresh air compared to recirculating air? The car should have a full warranty coverage as when I bought it from the Dealer in January they included a bumper to bumper warranty for 6 years and 100,000 miles for free.

When you bring in outside air you are creating a positive pressure in the cabin of the car by bringing in outside air which puts resistance on the fan. In recirculate it is cooling the air that's in the car that's why it feels like it blows harder.


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Or just drive with the windows down! It's the only way I drive unless it's raining.
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I don't run my AC much either as long as I'm moving good. But sometimes in stop and go traffic I have to turn it on.


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my A/C is meh....heat is awesome but the AC is marginal in CT.
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my A/C is meh....heat is awesome but the AC is marginal in CT.
You must have a AC problem then. We have 100+ degrees "feels like" Temps here in Florida for 7 or 8 months of the year and my AC cools the car down in minutes. If you can't get cool in CT. I would get a charge.
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I recirculate the air in any car I drive, it's the most efficient. I had the AC on today in 90F weather with the fan on the second notch and was cool the entire way home.

Anyone's AC should not need a charge, these cars are too new for hoses to be rotting already.

Now if you do feel like you need a "charge", as in your car just doesn't cool period, you most likely have a leak and charging your car will do nothing for you in the long run. Take it to a shop where they can check the entire system for leaks, and replace anything that needs it.


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You should use recirculate if it's hot out to help cool the car down more quickly. Running it in recirculate all the time has potential health risks as well as could make you feel tired. You breathing in air that's been exhaled and therefore oxygen depleted. If you have occupants in the car germs can be an issue.


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You should use recirculate if it's hot out to help cool the car down more quickly. Running it in recirculate all the time has potential health risks as well as could make you feel tired. You breathing in air that's been exhaled and therefore oxygen depleted. If you have occupants in the car germs can be an issue.


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Our cars are not hermetically sealed and you won't deplete the oxygen with the windows up. In traffic it is healthier to keep out the pollution by keeping the AC on recirculate.
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Ya that oxygen depleted comment was just ridiculous... actual health risk tho is just turning your air on as soon as you get in your car on a hot day, toxic chemicals(benzene) can build up in the heat and can expose you to them. I read this year's ago and this isn't the article but it's the only one I can find atm. http://www.naturalhealingmagazine.co...ng-the-engine/
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and it works just so so on bad days. I've read that the newer systems are sensitive to pressure. out of wtty and it does work so till it makes me uncomfortable I'll deal with it.

side note: I'll take the fresh air choice anytime unless I really need the extra cooling or am in traffic behind a fat man with a cigar
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A cigar is nothing compared to being behind just about any Chevy. Why do most of them smell like burning oil?
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Luckily thanks to the dealer everything on mine is under warranty until 6 years from my purchase date or when the car reads 100,000 mile (I literally hit 40,000 yesterday). I guess I'll use it as normal and if I feel it starts acting up take it in for a free repair. Best part about the warranty is I can take it to any mechanic I want and the warranty covers costs of repair, rental, and hotel if I need it.
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Ya that oxygen depleted comment was just ridiculous... actual health risk tho is just turning your air on as soon as you get in your car on a hot day, toxic chemicals(benzene) can build up in the heat and can expose you to them. I read this year's ago and this isn't the article but it's the only one I can find atm. http://www.naturalhealingmagazine.co...ng-the-engine/

Hey it's the truth look it up if you don't believe me. Your not depleting all the oxygen and if your in LA traffic it may be better to turn off the outside air but if your not its better to bring it in then to build up CO levels in the vehicle especially with passengers. You do understand that when buildings are built there are minimum Outside Air Requirements for these same reasons but do what you want.


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