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Old 07-27-2012, 07:33 PM
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AC problems! Not blowing strong.

AC system won't blow strong enough to cool the cab down. I took it in to a local mechanic and had them do an AC check. Evaporated system, recharged (was 4 oz low), tested temps (was blowing around 50 degrees), and was told to check a TSB on the DATC. Bought another DATC and plugged it in and no change, so returned it. It's blowing the same out of both sides. Not coming out of the defrost or the floor when set to front vents (just as it is supposed to).

Not sure what else it can be. You can hear it blow harder as you turn the fan up, just blows the same on high as if it were on a medium setting.

Thanks in advance for help.
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:20 PM
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Re: AC problems! Not blowing strong.

Have seen other problems with AC, but seems like this one isn't common. Need to figure out a direction to go next.
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Re: AC problems! Not blowing strong.

You may need to take the fan out and see if a mouse built a nest in the cage. I've seen it before, but usually on a truck that spends alot of time parked.
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Re: AC problems! Not blowing strong.

DATC?
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Re: AC problems! Not blowing strong.

Dual Automatic Temperature Control
It's the control unit that sits below the radio.

Have recently replaced the belts, tensioner, and idler pulleys, and haven't seen any creature nests. Even sprayed out the fins on the radiator.
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My work truck did this and it had sucked a plastic bag up from the floor and was blocking flow . It would try to change but couldn't complete the cycle . You could hear it blowing hard behind the dash .
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Re: AC problems! Not blowing strong.

I ran an inspection camera through the vents and found no obstructions .

I read that the evaporator is likely a cause in dusty areas. I bought the truck from Tennessee and there was alot of fine tan dirt in the air filter and all over the truck. So I'm assuming it would probably be beneficial to clean out the evaporator.

Here's the problem, I can't find any good instructors on how to get to it and open it up. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: AC problems! Not blowing strong.

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I ran an inspection camera through the vents and found no obstructions .

I read that the evaporator is likely a cause in dusty areas. I bought the truck from Tennessee and there was alot of fine tan dirt in the air filter and all over the truck. So I'm assuming it would probably be beneficial to clean out the evaporator.

Here's the problem, I can't find any good instructors on how to get to it and open it up. Any help would be appreciated.
did you ever figure out this issue? My AC seems to be in the same situation not blowing very hard. Just wondering if you ever fixed it and what you determined the cause to be. thanks.
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