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The a/c light flashes on 2003 Outlander and it just blows hot air. If I play with the hot/cold temperature control knob by turning it back and worth a few times quickly; the a/c may work for a few hours. The system had been recharged recently, seemed to be working, but just prior to this problem, water (from condensation?) would wind up in the glove compartment!!! I mean on really hot days, **** it up with a sponge from the glove box. Can someone help? THANKS!

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The a/c light flashing is usually an indication that there is a problem with the compressor. However, when you recharged the system it worked. Start your car, lift the hood and turn the a/c on. Listen to insure that the compressor cycles properly without any unusual noises(click and whirl noise is normal) like a squeal. Cycles OK...no noise, compressor is fine. You more than likely have a clogged drain tube that you can run a wire up and drain; and you need to replace the a/c pressure switch because that is what is making you blow hot air. The a/c pressure switch is a typical problem on these Outlanders and people wind up replacing their compressor, when they only needed to replace a $25 part! Hope this helps solve the problem. GOOD LUCK!

Posted on Jun 11, 2011

Testimonial: "That's what is was! Just replaced the a/c pressure switch and problem solved. Thanks!"

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    wha a/c pressure switch low or hi???

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