My car has full automatic temp control and worked fine for 8 years, but now has an intermittent cooling problem that no one can solve. For 14 months now and trips to four mechanics including 2 dealers, I continue to have the same problem
. A/C works fine for 5-15 minutes, then the cooling cuts out, leaving the fan blowing warm air
. I can shut the entire temp control system down for 15 minutes or so, then when I press the Auto button, the cooling starts again for another short cycle. Plenty of refrigerant; one mechanic replaced the temp sensor, then replaced the entire temp control module; same problem
. One dealer replaced a very expensive coolant manifold saying it was leaking. Made no difference. Now I am out almost $1000 and have seen no improvement. Dealer says I need to replace the compressor, which would cost another $1000! I have lost all faith in that guy.
The system was not a problem in any other season, but in summer I just suffer. This seems to be an electronic problme to me; cooling works fine when it's working at all. HELP!