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My ac quit working. The orange light is blinking and the

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My ac quit working. The orange light is blinking and the pressure is 100.
JA: Have you checked the Freon level? Have you checked the hoses?
Customer: yes they are fine
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2008 tacoma 4 door trd
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes, we checked the pressure -thats it
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: It quit blowing air about 2 weeks ago except if you have it turned all the way up.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Toyota Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.


Without using the a/c does the inside fan blow air normally at all speeds?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The fan only blows if you turn it up to max (for both heat and a/c)
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the reply

There is a resistor for the blower fan that controls the fan speeds, it's located in the air ducting below the glove box, it has a phillips screw attaching it and has an electrical connector on it with a bunch of wires, replace this part to solve the problem.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
but my main problem is that it won't blow cold air. will that fix the cold air situation too?
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.

You said the fan only blows at high speed, no air comes out at any other speed, is this correct? So when it is running at high speed and the a/c switch is on it does not blow cold air? Is this also correct?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Correct, no cold air comes out even when its on max
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** to be two problems, the fan resistor and the a/c system, you mentioned earlier that you checked the pressure, do youhave pressure gauges to check both high and low side Freon pressures

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i bought a recharge can that has a gauge. The gauge read over 100.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.

Was this with the compressor running? Can you tell if the compressor even turns on? If the a/c indicator light blinks it means the compressor is not running.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OH ok, I didn't even know about checking the compressor. I have heard that I may have to replace the relay and can bypass it with a paperclip to see if that's the problem. I won't be able to try that until tomorrow though.
Expert:  Ted Ritter replied 1 year ago.

Ok, let me check back with you tomorrow about that relay.