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2004 Lancer sportback: one trip and I turn engine off..ac..drive home…

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I have 2004 Lancer sportback...
I have 2004 Lancer sportback; a/c inop after one trip and I turn engine off. If I try to drive another errand after sitting just 5 minutes or 30 minutes AC is inop forXXXXXhome. If I let it sit for 10 hours or overnight it works. I drive to work arriving at 7 a.m. with AC having worked just great. Ten hours later AC works fine at 5pm when I get off work and drive 30 minutes to home. Big O tire shop and local auto repair shop couldn't find anything wrong with system. AC runs great, controls function well - AC is ice cold. When it don't work nothing I do starts it until it sits for 10 hours or overnight.
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Auto Mechanic: PAVLIN, Technician replied 8 years ago
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Hi, what is happening is :- you get moisture in the system

when gets cold it freezes and plugs the system, that is why it works after 10 hours.

you need to evacuate check orifice tube or expansion valve for debris clean and or replace and recharge,

Paul

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Isn't that something that the Big O tire shop or local auto repair shop I used would have checked during normal A/C checkup?
Auto Mechanic: PAVLIN, Technician replied 8 years ago

Hi, I do not know how they work, but as you have paid for the service you can go and questioned.

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Pavlin

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