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Old 06-30-2012, 09:16 AM   #31
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all BS aside...IMHO the AC in my 06 TJ is one of the most efficient(ice cold) if not the best air conditioning system in the automotive industry period.

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Old 06-30-2012, 08:50 PM   #32
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AC? its a jeep, just put the top down, no more worries!

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Old 06-30-2012, 09:32 PM   #33
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AC? its a jeep, just put the top down, no more worries!
Let me know how that is when your sitting in rush hour traffic for two hours with the sun beating down on you and its 95 and humid and you have a suite on.
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Old 07-01-2012, 12:16 AM   #34
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all BS aside...IMHO the AC in my 06 TJ is one of the most efficient(ice cold) if not the best air conditioning system in the automotive industry period.
+1 I usually have to turn mine down from the 3rd fan speed to the 2nd...and this is with a soft top. It's a lot better than my mustangs.
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Your all complaining about 95, man that's sweater weather for us here in Phoenix. I tell you when it's 118 and there's a monsoon storm on the horizon and the humidity is 65% then tell me about how hot it is. Agreed the Jeep A/C is one of the best in the industry and in Phoenix it is really really needed, especially when stuck in rush hour traffic because some asshat texting on his/her cell rammed another idiot and traffic is at a dead stand still because everyone AND I MEAN EVERYONE has never seen an accident before and has to slow to a crawl to get a good look at an accident that has happened thousands of times before.
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Ok, I just went out and put this thread to the test. Just in my garage. I've never been one to shut anything off at start up. And I knew what was going to happen. I made sure a/c was on, blower at high and radio on. When you start up a veh, has anyone ever noticed that All power is diverted to start up. A/C, blower, radio and anything else thats on will not come on until after veh has started. So there is no drain from anything. ASE guys, what do you think? I even went out and tested my 2000 ram with 150k, same results. I've never had a problem with any veh I've ever owned. My ram has the same battery in it from when I bought it 6 yrs ago. So imo it boils down to personal preference.
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AC? its a jeep, just put the top down, no more worries!
Haha, you don't live in Southeast Louisiana (aka. hot as hell)
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:19 PM   #38
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Ok, I just went out and put this thread to the test. Just in my garage. I've never been one to shut anything off at start up. And I knew what was going to happen. I made sure a/c was on, blower at high and radio on. When you start up a veh, has anyone ever noticed that All power is diverted to start up. A/C, blower, radio and anything else thats on will not come on until after veh has started. So there is no drain from anything. ASE guys, what do you think? I even went out and tested my 2000 ram with 150k, same results. I've never had a problem with any veh I've ever owned. My ram has the same battery in it from when I bought it 6 yrs ago. So imo it boils down to personal preference.
Yes, you are correct. I saw a mechanic on one of those automobile TV shows one time cover this. All power is diverted and used to start the vehicle. Leaving AC, radio or whatever on has no bearing on the effectiveness of the vehicle starting or the longevity of the accessories in question. Turning everything off does nothing but waste your time and cause more wear on the knobs/switches that control them.

And I do agree about the jeep AC being a good unit. I was amazed at how fast it would cool the interior down, and I was coming from a small single cab Ford Ranger (whose AC sucked by the way).

I do have a question though....
In this picture you will see that the fan control is on the lowest setting.

In my Jeep, this setting seems to be "off" for the fan. I can't tell for sure, but it feels as if the fan doesn't blow at all on this setting.
Is that normal?
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No it should come on low unless the far right knob is in the position it is. I also keep the temp gauge where it is in the pic so it doesn't max out the blend door and snap that cheap tab off. Seems to be a common problem.
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+1 I usually have to turn mine down from the 3rd fan speed to the 2nd...and this is with a soft top. It's a lot better than my mustangs.
I cant do that, i have to keep mine on setting 4 all day to get it luke warm. Not sure whats wrong. A/C is brand new.
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Yes, you are correct. I saw a mechanic on one of those automobile TV shows one time cover this. All power is diverted and used to start the vehicle. Leaving AC, radio or whatever on has no bearing on the effectiveness of the vehicle starting or the longevity of the accessories in question. Turning everything off does nothing but waste your time and cause more wear on the knobs/switches that control them.

And I do agree about the jeep AC being a good unit. I was amazed at how fast it would cool the interior down, and I was coming from a small single cab Ford Ranger (whose AC sucked by the way).

I do have a question though....
In this picture you will see that the fan control is on the lowest setting.

In my Jeep, this setting seems to be "off" for the fan. I can't tell for sure, but it feels as if the fan doesn't blow at all on this setting.
Is that normal?
On the fan speed switch, the lowest setting is exactly that, (the fans lowest speed)
The only way to turn the fan off (other than turning the ignition off) is to set the mode switch to off.

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