Why does the A/C not blow cold air while the car is idling, either in park or at a stop light?

Asked by Jun 15, 2017 at 09:16 PM about the 2007 Toyota 4Runner V8 4x4 SR5

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I recently had new freon put in my vehicle for the first time since I bought it
brand new in 2006. My A/C had totally quit cooling at that time. I hadn't used
the A/C for 3-4 months because it was winter & I didn't need it. Always before,
the A/C would quit cooling after sitting for 10 minutes of non driving, just
idling. Now it happens within 1-2 minutes.

2 Answers

1,575

You may have a slow leak. Many times the compressor O-rings start to fail and slowly leak out freon or the internal read valves wear. If you don't have a/c manifold gauges you might want to get a set and have a look at your pressure readings. Your proper high and low pressures will vary due to ambient temperature. There are charts for this available online.

1 people found this helpful.

Thank you. I guess I will need to take it in since I have a trip planned in a few weeks.

Your Answer:

Toyota 4Runner Experts

  • #1
    Kurt Burton
    Reputation
    1,400
  • #2
    azurro
    Reputation
    800
  • #3
    kbro
    Reputation
    710
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Tacoma
14 Great Deals out of 1,735 listings starting at $6,413
Used Toyota Highlander
17 Great Deals out of 1,244 listings starting at $4,910
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
67 Great Deals out of 5,334 listings starting at $2,994
Used Toyota Tundra
27 Great Deals out of 1,510 listings starting at $4,500
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
10 Great Deals out of 784 listings starting at $5,900
Used Toyota RAV4
94 Great Deals out of 4,244 listings starting at $958
Used Toyota Sequoia
8 Great Deals out of 139 listings starting at $3,900
Used Honda Pilot
13 Great Deals out of 777 listings starting at $2,740
Used Toyota FJ Cruiser
49 listings starting at $10,900
Used Jeep Wrangler
20 Great Deals out of 1,867 listings starting at $3,494
Used Ford F-150
134 Great Deals out of 11,448 listings starting at $1,995
Used Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
45 Great Deals out of 5,484 listings starting at $9,900
Used Ford Explorer
21 Great Deals out of 1,743 listings starting at $3,500
Used Toyota Camry
36 Great Deals out of 2,122 listings starting at $2,450

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
215 listings starting at $44,595
2017 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 35 listings starting at $39,995
2016 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
78 listings starting at $34,500
2015 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
55 listings starting at $31,995
2014 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
30 listings starting at $29,990

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.