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I have a 2003 Lincoln Town Car. Recently, the a/c blows hot air for about 10-15 minutes before getting cool, not cold. I went to Pep Boys and they ran a diagnostic on it and said the pressures were good and go home and clean the condenser coils. That has not helped. I can see that the compressor clutch is not turning when I turn on the a/c even though the ambient temp is hot (live in AZ). Any ideas or suggestions (other than never returning to PepBoys)?

those are computer run systems, and as such, find a guy like me to scan the hvac system for electronic problems

That is low coolant or heater core leaking causing air to enter the system

The First thing I'd check is the pressure in the A/C system. If it's low, get a few cans of 134a with dye, fill it up and find out where the leak is coming from. Because that's what it honestly sounds like, a leak.

hey scotty i have a 2008 land cruiser toyota but when i turn the steering wheel the wheels sound like they are rubbing against something

Look at the CV Axles and see if the rubber boots are worn. If it's not that, have a good front end shop look at it.

Robert, Chris Fix has a couple of great DIY Air Conditioning videos out there about compressor replacement and AC charging. Requires some special tools. (guages and a vac pump) but it isn't super difficult work unless you can't find a leak or it's electrical.