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07-01-2012 04:32 PM
50Johnbob
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Originally Posted by Dragonii View Post
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.
07-01-2012 04:32 PM
2003x
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Originally Posted by SeVeReDiStOrTiOn
+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.
07-01-2012 04:12 PM
SeVeReDiStOrTiOn 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.
07-01-2012 03:19 PM
Dragonii
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Originally Posted by KenG View Post
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?
07-01-2012 03:10 PM
Dragonii
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Originally Posted by rusty1 View Post
AC? its a jeep, just put the top down, no more worries!
Haha, you don't live in Southeast Louisiana (aka. hot as hell)
07-01-2012 02:56 PM
KenG 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.
07-01-2012 01:56 PM
MatthewB 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.
07-01-2012 12:16 AM
SeVeReDiStOrTiOn
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Originally Posted by zdragon View Post
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.
06-30-2012 09:32 PM
2003x
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Originally Posted by rusty1 View Post
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.
06-30-2012 08:50 PM
rusty1 AC? its a jeep, just put the top down, no more worries!
06-30-2012 09:16 AM
zdragon 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.
06-30-2012 05:24 AM
Kilroy
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Originally Posted by netlohcs View Post
Holy crap are some of you paranoid!!!

Personally, I turn the fan up to 4, make sure the defrost is on, push in the cigarette lighter, and turn the radio up to 11 - all right before i get out.

On my way into the house from the garage, I walk under a ladder, step on the foul line, AND run with scissors. Amazingly, I'm still alive


(this was all very tongue in cheek, please dont get too cranky I'm just trying to have a little fun )
You should stop running with scissors.
06-29-2012 07:02 PM
50Johnbob
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Originally Posted by 2003x View Post
The "recirculating" air option, when I have this on, I feel the Jeep doesn't get as cold as if I leave it on the other two settings. What does this setting do?
It seems odd to me that you would feel less cooling when you have it set to the recirculate setting. The Recirculate A/C setting = Max Air, and like the little Jeep with the arrow icon shows, on that setting the blower recurculates the air inside the Jeep only. Every other setting (A/C or Vent or Defrost) draws outside air into the Jeep.
06-29-2012 06:34 PM
rjacobs I dont even know if the AC works in my Jeep(just kidding, I think). I took the doors and top off the day I bought it. Now the heat, it works well, even going down the highway with the top and doors off. I hate Missouri weather. 98 during the day, 55 at night. People always ask why I keep a fleece jacket in my jeep all summer. There's a reason for the madness.
06-29-2012 05:21 PM
2003x
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Originally Posted by Rubicon2 View Post
All controlled by the selector knob. You'll notice on the selector knob there are a couple of settings with snowflakes on them = A/C. Also defrost will engage the A/C compressor. The only ones that don't are just floor or just upper. Leaving the knob on A/C with your Jeep off will not have any ill effects on the compressor or clutch. Max A/C is the one showing recirculating air in the Jeep.
The "recirculating" air option, when I have this on, I feel the Jeep doesn't get as cold as if I leave it on the other two settings. What does this setting do?
06-29-2012 12:43 PM
Kevinm2467
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Originally Posted by netlohcs
Holy crap are some of you paranoid!!!

Personally, I turn the fan up to 4, make sure the defrost is on, push in the cigarette lighter, and turn the radio up to 11 - all right before i get out.

On my way into the house from the garage, I walk under a ladder, step on the foul line, AND run with scissors. Amazingly, I'm still alive

(this was all very tongue in cheek, please dont get too cranky I'm just trying to have a little fun )
Lmao .
06-29-2012 11:44 AM
Rubicon2
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Originally Posted by Rubicondon53

What is an ASE master tech? I had a service tech make a road call for me a while back, he fiddled around with the laptop for over an hour ... I suggested a mechanical problem and he blew me off. Finally, as I was fed up with his fumbling around with his laptop, and complaining about all the computers on my tractor,,, I got my ball pean hammer and my 2 ft long hickory stick, layed in on the starter, gave it a good wack,, we could hear the bendix slide, and the truck fired right up... He never even apologized for a very poor service call, and billed my company for the entire time he was there... He too was some sort of " master tech "
Automotive Service Excellence meaning that person has passed all 8 of the required tests to become master certified. It's the automotive industries standard for skill and quality in automotive repair.
06-29-2012 07:00 AM
Rubicondon53
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Originally Posted by gmiller0737
I am a Ase Master Tech. I see no issue with leaving the A/C on,My personal Ford F150 with ATC style is always been left on Auto & 75 degrees year round it's got 86000 miles on it & works as good as it did when I drove it off the Dealer's lot brand new in 2005,I have left it on in My TJ from time to time but since it has a Safari top on it now I haven't used it much.
What is an ASE master tech? I had a service tech make a road call for me a while back, he fiddled around with the laptop for over an hour ... I suggested a mechanical problem and he blew me off. Finally, as I was fed up with his fumbling around with his laptop, and complaining about all the computers on my tractor,,, I got my ball pean hammer and my 2 ft long hickory stick, layed in on the starter, gave it a good wack,, we could hear the bendix slide, and the truck fired right up... He never even apologized for a very poor service call, and billed my company for the entire time he was there... He too was some sort of " master tech "
06-29-2012 06:49 AM
robbiecc weather you leave the AC on in the summer or the heater on(cept floor mode) in the winter it will have the same effect-the compressor will run. I personally (usually) turn off everything so i don't have 'classic vinyl' blareing on the radio, hot air blowing in the summer or cold air blowing in the winter. now on my pickup w/remote start i still turn off the radio, but will set heater/AC (depending on season) so its comfey by the time i get in it. before the pickup(1st remote start) i was pretty much 'old school' (pretty much still am) and turn everything off. i also turn off the light when i leave a room unless someone else is still in there, or leave the faucet on in the sink-guess it's all in the way you were raised.
06-29-2012 01:33 AM
netlohcs Holy crap are some of you paranoid!!!

Personally, I turn the fan up to 4, make sure the defrost is on, push in the cigarette lighter, and turn the radio up to 11 - all right before i get out.

On my way into the house from the garage, I walk under a ladder, step on the foul line, AND run with scissors. Amazingly, I'm still alive


(this was all very tongue in cheek, please dont get too cranky I'm just trying to have a little fun )
06-29-2012 12:43 AM
SurfKaster Shoot I've fixed the electrical A/C gremlins so many times in my TJ I'm afraid to turn it off
06-28-2012 10:49 PM
AFGUY1980 I stand corrected. Yes 103
06-28-2012 10:20 PM
Walkingstick
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Originally Posted by AFGUY1980
I have remote start on my TJ. I always leave my ac on and in full blast mode. Have never had a problem and it is cold when I get in. 203* weather is to hot to get into a hot jeep
203 degree weather? Don't you mean 103?
06-28-2012 09:47 PM
Jgood738
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Originally Posted by salty jalapeno View Post
Check all the vacuum lines around the LDP, purge solenoid, canister, intake manifold. Probly worn from a hot engine. The speed control lets your car increase its idle speed under a greater load, like running the ac compressor. Should be ok til you fix it as long as you dont idle with ac on for extended lengths of time. Extra stress on your engine.
Hey thanks! I'll follow your advice this weekend. I really appreciate it.
06-28-2012 09:28 PM
salty jalapeno Check all the vacuum lines around the LDP, purge solenoid, canister, intake manifold. Probly worn from a hot engine. The speed control lets your car increase its idle speed under a greater load, like running the ac compressor. Should be ok til you fix it as long as you dont idle with ac on for extended lengths of time. Extra stress on your engine.
06-28-2012 09:17 PM
Jgood738 In Indiana too and today was the first day I ran the A/C. Sure enough my TJ threw a check engine light at me. Leak Detection Pump and Speed Control Solenoid. I hear bubbling under the hood and it idles rough with the A/C on.
...and I can't do anything about it cause it's too friggin hot out!
06-28-2012 09:02 PM
Rubicondon53
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Originally Posted by OrangeCrush
Is there an on/off switch on a 2005 Wrangler, or is it all controlled by the selector knob?
One of the first mods I did was to install a toggle switch to turn the A/C on and off.. Just tap into the ground wire and run it up to the toggle. I mounted mine on the center counsel just above the 4x4 lever.. I'm old school, I shut off all accessories while I let the engine warm down for at least 2 minutes before shut down.. I also let my engine warm up for a few minutes before I turn any accessories back on..
06-28-2012 05:07 PM
SeVeReDiStOrTiOn Like mentioned earlier, there's a delay when starting so you don't have to worry about extra stress on the compressor. The next time you start your jeep listen for the clutch engageing...it's around 2-3 seconds after starting. Like 20ga I always turn it off a few miles from home if i'm not going anywhere later to let the evap dry out. Even if you get mold it's not a big deal...napa sells a good fungal kit that sprays foam up the evap drain.
06-28-2012 04:42 PM
Rubicon2
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Originally Posted by OrangeCrush
Is there an on/off switch on a 2005 Wrangler, or is it all controlled by the selector knob?
All controlled by the selector knob. You'll notice on the selector knob there are a couple of settings with snowflakes on them = A/C. Also defrost will engage the A/C compressor. The only ones that don't are just floor or just upper. Leaving the knob on A/C with your Jeep off will not have any ill effects on the compressor or clutch. Max A/C is the one showing recirculating air in the Jeep.
06-28-2012 03:54 PM
OrangeCrush Is there an on/off switch on a 2005 Wrangler, or is it all controlled by the selector knob?
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