first time occurrence. fully charged compressor runs, air blows but is hot
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2001 Ford Taurus Question: A/C blows hot air
Brian Glastetter May 23, 2011, 23:16Master
There could be several different issues that could cause your concern. First, while running your A/C, carefully touch the low pressure (larger) A/C line and sense its temperature. It should feel cold while the compressor is engaged. If the compressor does not engage or the line does not feel cold to the touch, a refrigerant pressure issue may be a problem. If the low pressure line is cold to the touch, the issue may be with a air distribution system. A blend door under the dash may not be directing air properly ie the heater core may be exposed blowing warm air into the refrigerated air.
Answer #2mastertech6371 May 23, 2011, 23:21Master
blend door motors are very common failures on these models.
have a shop check it for you as this may the exact issue you have.
the motor is about 80 and there is 1.5 hours in labor.
a shop can confirm this for you and give you a bid.