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Old 06-07-2011, 10:39 AM
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Re: Air conditioning thoughts?

IMO, it works fine (and that's in a black WK2 with a black interior).

Much of it is the nature of these automatic systems. With a traditional one you dial in the coldest air and that's where it is until you change it. With the automatic systems they may go from super cold to less so depending on the temperatures being sensed. The end result is the desired temperature.

If you think it's not cold enough, you may need to dial in a colder desired temp; I've found that somewhere between 68 and 71 degrees is generally preferred due to the sun shining in (whereas we might otherwise go for 74 or 75 degrees if we're setting a home thermostat).
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I saw 102F on the evic yesterday and the i felt cold air almost instantly after it started and it continually got colder. I had the temp set at 70F. I was very impressed by that. It is the best AC system I have owned, so far.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:32 AM
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Re: Air conditioning thoughts?

I do not think many of the people that say it blows cold are hot natured like some of us LOL

-I have never been in a car that I do not keep it set on LOW the entire time. I never use the auto feature I just adjust the fan speed, but never the temp.
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Re: Air conditioning thoughts?

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Mine works great until you come to a stop and sitting at the light it gets warmer and warmer until you hit the gas again. Anyone else's like this?
This is the case with every modern (electric radiator fan) vehicle that we own and have owned from $20,000 Hondas to $90,000 Mercedes sedans. It is simple physics. On a very hot day when you are stopped there is no airflow through the refrigerant's heat exchanger in the AC system, so cooling is less effective than when you are moving. On older vehicles or vehicles that have a constant running radiator fan (clutch type), the effect is less apparent when idling at a stop, but the lack of airflow reduces AC effectiveness even on those vehicles albeit to a lesser degree.

FWIW, my vehicle freezes me out of the car on hot, humid 98F degree days with the panoramic roof unshielded to the sun. Using the recirculate feature helps if you find yourself in slow/stopped traffic.
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Re: Air conditioning thoughts?

In south Florida...mine works just fine and usually have the fan setting on a rather low setting too. And I am a former northerner so I don't like it hot. Anyway, my experience is the AC is way more than adequate.
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Mine works great until you come to a stop and sitting at the light it gets warmer and warmer until you hit the gas again. Anyone else's like this?
It only does that if you do not recirculate the air in the cabin. And that would make sense. If you are not moving, there is no air moving through the system thus the increase in cabin temperature.

I just set a temperature (in auto) and let it do it's magic. Once the cabin starts to cool down, I press the recirculate button and the cabin stays comfortable through out my drive (moving or stopped)... No complaints here!
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It's a freezer in there when set to manual and full fan, auto does some strange things, typically the fan is lower than I like, but am learning to adapt.
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Re: Air conditioning thoughts?

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It only does that if you do not recirculate the air in the cabin. And that would make sense.
Recirculate on mine is worse. This actually is the first car that I have owned that blows colder when in regular mode. I have mine in for service today and I asked them to take a look at it. The best cars I have owned with awesome systems are the Tahoe's with the Range Rover coming in second. Neither of those cars ever warmed up sitting in traffic.
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Re: Air conditioning thoughts?

I have the Hemi, about 1100 miles on it, I'm going to have the dealer take a look at it, as when I took delivery the person instaling the trim on the passenger door must of been drunk, waiting on a new peice to arrive... As far as the AC driving home from work today it was reading 92 on my temp, had it set to 66, on the highway there were times i could notice the temp flux coming out of the vents a few min it blows ice cold next few min not so cold. Wondering if its undercharged or if this is just normal in the jeep.
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Re: Air conditioning thoughts?

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Recirculate on mine is worse. This actually is the first car that I have owned that blows colder when in regular mode. I have mine in for service today and I asked them to take a look at it. The best cars I have owned with awesome systems are the Tahoe's with the Range Rover coming in second. Neither of those cars ever warmed up sitting in traffic.
If recirculate blows warmer, then you obviously have a problem with YOUR particular WK2; your situation certainly cannot be an indictment to the HVAC system in the WK2. As for the comparison, I've also owned several Tahoes and none of them were any better or worse in the same conditions.
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Re: Air conditioning thoughts?

Under charged is a possibility. My dealer found mine to contain only 2 lbs of freon instead of the 2.2 lbs. that should be there. After adding the additional .2 of a pound it does perform better.

The ventilation on the driver's seat is still not as good as the passenger's, but I'm going
to try a lower temperature setting as was suggested in an earlier reply.
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