Tag: air conditioning

74 Posts

best way to clean air conditioning ducts in my car
Sep 01, 2007

Today's class: ridding your car's air-conditioning ducts of dubious odors.

Dear Car Talk

How do you clean the air-conditioning ducts in your car? Thank you....
 

cleaning air conditioning

Aug 01, 2007

Can Tom and Ray help Fred extract a cell phone from his daughter's AC vents?

Dear Car Talk

My daughter has a uniquely equipped '91 Toyota Corolla. It now features a cell phone IN the air-conditioning unit! The car doesn't have louvers that direct the air, so the air comes through an open space on the dash. Anyway...

air conditioning

Apr 01, 2007

"It's a bad idea to run your air conditioner when you're driving faster than 50 mph." Fact or myth?

Dear Car Talk

On a recent cross-country trip (South Carolina to Nevada) with my boyfriend, we had an air-conditioning issue, which I'm hoping you can help us with. I wanted to make a cell-phone call, so I put the windows up (for quiet)...

air conditioning myths

Mar 01, 2007

Recirculate versus fresh-air: Tom and Ray settle one family's bet. On the line? A steak dinner.

Dear Car Talk

I was driving with my dad on a road trip to see my nephew graduate from boot camp at Paris Island. The air conditioning was on, and I was cold. I noticed that my dad had the air conditioner set...

air conditioning

Mar 01, 2007

Should Ryan really be bypassing his car's air conditioner compressor to get more performance?

Dear Car Talk

I am an 18-year-old guy, so naturally I am trying to get as much performance out of my car as possible. I recently developed the bright idea of bypassing the air conditioner's compressor with a shorter belt -- just for...

air conditioning

are air conditioners and brakes connected mechanically in any way
Oct 01, 2006

Can running the air conditioner actually reduce your braking power?

Dear Car Talk

I have a lady friend I e-mail with on a regular basis. She lives in the Midwest and swears that running the air conditioner in her car "softens" her brakes. During this past summer's dreadful heat wave, she had to...

air conditioning

do auto air conditioners mix hot and cold air or cycle on and off
Aug 01, 2006

How does AC really work? Today: Tom and Ray resolve a marital dispute.

Dear Car Talk

Please settle an argument between me and my wife. We have a 2005 Toyota Highlander with an "automatic air conditioner." You set the temperature and it maintains it. My wife contends that the AC works like a house AC, so that...

air conditioning

how to fix puddles of condensation from the car air conditioner
Nov 01, 2003

When running the AC condensation builds up until there is a puddle on my floor.

Dear Car Talk

I have a Honda Accord with miles When I run the air conditioning condensation quickly builds up in the ventilation system and drips water onto the floor mats and feet of both driver and passenger I'm guessing there is a...

air conditioning leaks

can I install a portable air conditioner in my car instead of fixing the built-in one
Sep 01, 2003

Could an aftermarket air conditioner replace the broken AC in my car?

Dear Car Talk

A few summers ago the air conditioner on my Dodge Caravan went out The cost to fix the unit from two different sources is to The car is not worth that much so I have not fixed it Last week...

aftermarket parts air conditioning

if i turn my air conditioner knob to less cold does it work to heat up the air
Jan 01, 2003

How does my car "warm up" cold air-conditioned air?

Dear Car Talk

Here is a question that I'm sure the dealer will not have a correct answer for When I run my car's air conditioner Toyota Corolla the air is too cold I've been instructed to turn the temperature dial to a...

air conditioning