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That was quick response. 2012 kia optima hybrid A/C does not cool until you start driving, and A/C quits cooling when...

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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?
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Customer: A/C condenser replaced due to minor wreck
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Kia Mechanic: john aka eauto, The Car Guy  replied 1 year ago
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sounds low on refrigerant have you checked pressures?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
no i have not, i am able to do this tomorrow.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
John, my daughter has vehicle and will be home tommorow
Kia Mechanic: john aka eauto, The Car Guy  replied 1 year ago

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

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Ok, sounds good. How do i contact for futher questions if needed
Kia Mechanic: john aka eauto, The Car Guy  replied 1 year ago

just reply here....

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Customer reply replied 1 year 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
Kia Mechanic: john aka eauto, The Car Guy  replied 1 year ago

does that fan run?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Fan did not run while testing a/c. Ran car 20 minutes.
Car has never overheated if that helps
Kia Mechanic: john aka eauto, The Car Guy  replied 1 year ago

it should any trouble codes?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
This is hybrid vehicle
Kia Mechanic: john aka eauto, The Car Guy  replied 1 year ago

ok the fan still needs to run when the ac on

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Check engine light is not on, but I can scan for codes
Kia Mechanic: john aka eauto, The Car Guy  replied 1 year ago

see if there are any pending codes

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Will scan and get back with you tomorrow
Kia Mechanic: john aka eauto, The Car Guy  replied 1 year ago

ok

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
John , I scanned car and has no codes, no pending codes
Customer reply replied 1 year 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
Kia Mechanic: john aka eauto, The Car Guy  replied 1 year ago

have you checked the relay?

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