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That was quick response. : 2012 kia optima hybrid A/C does

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hello Pearl.! that was quick response.
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Customer: 2012 kia optima hybrid A/C does not cool until you start driving, and A/C quits cooling when stopped at any time
JA: Does the engine turn over? How old is the battery?
Customer: Car in perfect running perfect
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: nothing
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Customer: A/C condenser replaced due to minor wreck
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 5 months ago.

sounds low on refrigerant have you checked pressures?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
no i have not, i am able to do this tomorrow.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
John, my daughter has vehicle and will be home tommorow
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 5 months ago.

sounds like its a little low on refigerant..likely needs a little charge

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Ok, sounds good. How do i contact for futher questions if needed
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 5 months ago.

just reply here....

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
John, hey I'm back. I checked A/C system psi High 420. Low 42
I may have found problem, need help diagnose it. I had to put fan in front of car to cool condenser , with out fan system high side pegs out and does not cool.
There is only 1fan on radiator / condenser that I can see.
Please elaborate
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 5 months ago.

does that fan run?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Fan did not run while testing a/c. Ran car 20 minutes.
Car has never overheated if that helps
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 5 months ago.

it should any trouble codes?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
This is hybrid vehicle
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 5 months ago.

ok the fan still needs to run when the ac on

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Check engine light is not on, but I can scan for codes
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 5 months ago.

see if there are any pending codes

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Will scan and get back with you tomorrow
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 5 months ago.

ok

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
John , I scanned car and has no codes, no pending codes
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I sent you question for car Tuesday and still waiting for answer, I'm very confused why should I rate you when you have not solved problem
Expert:  john aka eauto replied 5 months ago.

have you checked the relay?