will a dirty air filter affect the ac? on 2000 Toyota Sienna

doesnt cool properly

by in Schaumburg, IL on June 01, 2011
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2 answers
ANSWER by , June 01, 2011
No, a dirty air filter will not cause the A/C system to operate inefficently. Pressure readings will have to be performed to determine if the root cause of the A/C system issue. I suspect it may be low on refrigerant from a small leak.
ANSWER by , June 01, 2011
A restricted "Cabin Air Filter/Pollen Filter" would definitely affect the ventilation inside the passenger compartment if that's what you had been told or heard but the 2000 Sienna does not have provision for a cabin air filter.