04-03-2010, 02:20 PM
Join Date: May 2009
I have a 2008 Wrangler X with about 10k miles on it which I bought new in Dec. 2008. This is my first Jeep Wrangler and I absolutely love it.
Last spring, when the warm weather appeared, I turned on the A/C for the first time and noticed that the A/C would fluctuate between cold and cool when the temp control was turned down as far as it could go.
It didn't matter whether it was at idle or if I was driving or if it was on recirculation or regular air flow. Cold to Cool (almost tepid) and then back to cold...............every 30-45 seconds.
I took it back to the dealer and they said it was just a little low on freon, but not much and they added the freon and said it was getting cold.
The fluctuation is aggravating especially here in Oklahoma where summer temps can easily exceed 100 degrees.
I've owned many new and used vehicles with A/C and I've never had this fluctuation happen before.
I want my A/C to blow consistently ice cold unless I change the temp control. That's how it should work. Consistent ice cold air.
I don't know if it is a compressor problem or if this is the norm for a Wrangler. FYI, I had a brand new 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser and it never had this problem, so I can't believe its just how Chrysler A/C works.
The disturbing thing is that the dealer looked at it and said nothing was wrong. I don't think so.
Any ideas what could be happening? I plan on taking it back to the dealer again as it is still under warranty, but I'd like to have an informed opinion so they don't give me the runaround.