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AC Not Cold Due to Failed Compressor on Toyota Camry

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Typically the AC compressor is worn out by about 150,000 miles in warm and/or humid climates. It is recommended to replace the complete compressor including a new clutch and rpm sensor, and to replace the receiver/dryer as well.

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Toyota Camry Vehicles With This Problem

RepairPal Fair Price Estimate
$631-$1479
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Average mileage: 185,000 (185,000–185,000)
4 model years affected: 1992, 1993, 1994, 2012
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2012 Camry SE 4 cyl. Air worked intermittently. Some days worked great other days just blew hot air. Checked and apparently Toyota decided to eliminate the AC relay in 2012. A/C system has never needed any maintenance so never needed r134a refrigerant. Checked pressure with gauge set and pressure extremely high, (pegged the gauge). Took to Toyota service and they are saying compressor needs replaced.
Asked a number of questions and service manager stated this is a fluke that the compressor needs replaced, "very rare". Couple of minutes later he stated that ever since toyota put the compressor clutch internal to the compressor that it has been nothing but problems. From that last statement it doesn't sound like a fluke anymore.
Funny thing is my inlaes 2010 Camry has been experiencing the exact same symptoms. Blows very cold air sometimes but other times will only blow hot.
Looking to see if this is more common of a problem than Toyota is willing to admit.
On top of this irritation the last two dealers that we had camrys serviced have told us the batteries are getting low and need replaced for $128. Two different dealers, two different camrys.
One day I had water pump replaced and the the oil pump as well,next day I drove the car the air was cool, and the next minute stops since then doesn't work.