You are right about R12 being banned in most countries, including the USA. However, R134 (the ozone friendly freon) is very close to R12 properties (within 1 or 2 psi suction pressure). If you can get 30 to 40 deg F drop in the cab, your AC is doing a great job.doubledutyemt said:EVERYBODY needs to realize the fact that r12 is no longer used as a refrigerant in vehicles made for the US. The days of having COLD air come out of the vents on ANY new car are gone. I personally thought my Ridge was very cool compared to my Honda Passport (made by Isuzu).
if you have a thermometer that you can use to put in the vents, run the ac on med low or low for about 5-10 minutes while driving. if temp is 57 or below, air is cold and doing fine. (sorry, forgot to mention to turn ac setting on the "LO" setting as well) if you can, try this and it will ease your mind.crghill said:Hi,
I test drove two RTLs the other day and both seemed to have very week air conditioners. It was 95 outside which is a cool spring day here in South Texas. Anyone else have this issue?
We're in the upper 90's also, but no A/C problems here.crghill said:...I test drove two RTLs the other day and both seemed to have very week air conditioners. It was 95 outside which is a cool spring day here in South Texas...
absolutely.......i leave my door open, roll window down and turn ac up when i first enter my rl after sitting in the sun...........very prudent and affective approach to cooling that sucker off before shifting into drive.......then i can turn the air down to low fan and im on my way.bellteck said:True, if your truck has been in the sun and is extremely hot in the interior you may want to crank that air way down and open the rear window and lift the sunroof if you have one to let heat out. This may help cool it down faster.
OH YEAAAAAAA!!! THATS RIGHT GRACIAS EBONE......GRACIAS.EBone said:Don't forget the helpful cool-down quick tip built right into your ignition key!
Press once to unlock driver's door, press and HOLD the second time to unlock the passenger doors AND roll down all the windows.
This works if you put the key in the lock and unlock the doors the old fashioned way too.