Over the winter, the A/C in my '04 Mitsubishi Galant quit working. It wouldn’t blow any cold air at all, but I didn’t mind too much since it wasn’t hot out. In preparation for a hot NC summer, I took my car to a dealership about a month and a half ago to have the A/C fixed. They replaced the condenser, and the car started blowing cold air, but it would only do so intermittently. Two weeks later, took the car back into the dealership for them to have a look, but it blew cold air during the entire time that the mechanic was looking at it. I specifically asked about the compressor, but he said that it seemed to be fine. Since then, I’ve been trying to figure out what causes the A/C to stop working. I haven’t been able to find an exact cause, but the A/C will typically blow cold air when the car is not moving or when I am braking. It is also more likely to work if it isn’t hot outside (which isn’t exactly helpful). If I am on the highway, applying the gas, or if it is hot outside, it is much less likely to work. As I am driving, I can hear the A/C click on and off; for example, if I apply the brake, I will hear the A/C click on, and it will blow cold air briefly (around 30sec - 1min or so). To complicate things, recently the A/C has blown fog in addition to cold air. This has happened three times. I’m at a loss for what the issue is… I don’t want to take my car back to the dealership unless I have a good idea of what is wrong because I’m pretty sure that they thought that I was crazy after I brought it in the second time.
Please help! Thank you so much in advance!