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Experience:  owner/mechanic at 3D Automotive
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Well i have a 2006 kia sedona and i went out to the store

Customer Question

well i have a 2006 kia sedona and i went out to the store the ac has been working great i came back and the ac is on but blasting warm air
JA: Have you checked the coolant level? Have you checked the hoses for leaks?
Customer: yeah the coolant is right on
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes and not much i tried starting and nothing
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Kia
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
we did hear noises from behind the glove box but it was working great very cold
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
the a/c compressor the clutch turns freely
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
when you turn on the a/c on the dash panel from off to a/c it hesitates then turns to hot
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i checked the ac coolant lines and they have pressure
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
it has been making that click sound behind the dash for sometime also the temperature here where we live is right now 95 !!!!
Expert:  Eric replied 10 months ago.

HI,

Ok, does yours have manual or automatic climate controls?

And does it have separate temperature control for the driver and passenger side?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
manual and just the driver but it does have controls for the back seats and seating area up front
Expert:  Eric replied 10 months ago.

HI,

With the ac running, are the metal lines going to the firewall in the engine compartment cold?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
i have a cold line and the compressor just kiced on and it is getting cold
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
with the motor running we switch on the a?c on the dash and it takes a second for the compressor to kick on !!!!!!!!
Expert:  Eric replied 10 months ago.

HI,

Ok, so it is blowing cold out the vents right now, correct?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
but it now starts getting cold air through the vents !!!!!!!!!!!
Expert:  Eric replied 10 months ago.

HI,

Ok, the AC switch contacts may be worn and didnt make good contact to kick on the ac, or the control unit is not sending consistent signal to the temperature blend doors.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
eric what can i do to fix this it might even need a recharge?????
Expert:  Eric replied 10 months ago.

HI,

It shouldnt need a recharge as it is blowing cold when it works, which seems to have been consistent until today.

This is going to be an electrical issue, either in the control panel or possibly at the ecm, or in the wiring.

With it working right now, we really cant do any testing as it will show as being good for any tests.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
it blows cold but it takes awhile and also it takes a little time for the a/c compressor to kick on
Expert:  Eric replied 10 months ago.

HI,

That points to the compressor not getting the signal immediately when ac is selected at the control panel. The signal goes from the control panel to the ecm, and then to the compressor clutch relay and then to the compressor

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
bad contacts on the swich- ecm - compressor- recharge what do you think
Expert:  david craig replied 10 months ago.

Hi Im David, You said you are hearing a ticking noise behind the dash? being that your ac is intermittently blowing cold air and there seems to be a good charge, I believe you are having an issue with the blend door actuator. that ticking means that the arm that controls the blend door is eithe popped off or about to.

Expert:  david craig replied 10 months ago.

do you still need assistance?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I GUESS I HAVE WHAT I NEED THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING !!!!
Expert:  david craig replied 10 months ago.

whats with the caps??