Hello everyone. Thanks for reading my post. I have a 1999 Jeep Cherokee and the air conditioner is giving me some problems. The issue is that at random times, it stops cooling, and just blows hot air. Sometimes I can drive all day, and it’s fine. Other times, it only blows cold for a few minutes, before the air gets warm.
I’ve started checking under the hood when this happens, and the compressor is not engaged. I noticed a couple of times that the hoses were frosted over (not every time when the compressor was out). I have found that when the air starts blowing cold, I can turn on the heater for a few minutes, and then when I turn the A/C back on, it will blow cold air again. However, often times the cold air will only last around 10 minutes before it blows warm again. Plus, there are a couple of instances where the heater trick didn’t really work.
I’ve researched this a little bit online, but I was hoping I could get a little bit more specific information here, and hopefully get a good starting point to investigate the problem. Thanks for any advice or insight you could offer!