daytonaprice

The A/C In my '91 Camry blows ice cold, but it's extremely humid no matter the temperature setting.

Whenever I turn on my A/C in my '91 Camry, it does get ice cold, but it's very humid and condenses on the windows. It also gets humid whenever the heater is on as well.

I don't think it would be a clogged evaporator drain because the floor carpet isn't wet at all. I have no idea what is causing this to occur.

If it helps figure out the problem, the A/C compressor is grinding and clattering.

Thank you very much!

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ddafternoons
ddafternoons

1997 Nissan p/up. A/C works fine in cool weather. Just what I need. Where I live it can get up 100+ degrees. So when autumn comes or spring. I good to go with the a/c. Come summer A/C says "it ain't happening." Tried to recharge the system, doesn't seem to want to take a recharge. Bottle just does nothing. Checked clutch gap. Swapped relays. Unplugged high and low pressure switches cleaned them. Hoping just a dirt problem, nope. Checked the belt tension. Hey I will do anything. By passed the relay and she fired up. But the relay is good. One more thing, which may or may not an effect on the a/c, is every so often water drains on to the passenger side floor. This is annoying to my wife because she generally doesn't wear shoes and she's not Jesus, so she doesn't need my car washing her feet. Anyway it's not coolant. It's like a drain line is plugged and filing up the heater core box and then puking on the floor. So I humbly ask for your help. Some times we think we know it all, and I have worked on cars since I was a young man. Now father time tells me you think you've learned it all, but guess what? You've only started to learn. I love your page and send it to my son when I see something real interesting. He's like me, you know, we know it all, lol. By the way this '97 runs great. Has 207,000 same clutch. So any help that would lead me to the promise land is appreciated. Thank you and stay safe, Jack.

Atoyotafan
Atoyotafan

Love this vehicle. Had on for 30 years. Easy to repair --rarely gave problems.
Check the breaker in the footwell panel on the passenger side. If it's bad, it will shut down the compressor prematurely. Very easy to replace --part is moderately priced. Get it from the dealer

Hugh59
Hugh59

Love that old Camry. I had a 2008 AllTrac Camry that was wonderful (though very under-powered). My mom had a 1991 V6 Camry that was fantastic...both were in that same shade of maroon.

Blackpanthers81
Blackpanthers81

any rust on it?

Juancorrea950
Juancorrea950

2008 Pontiac g6 e mail juancorrea950@yahoo.com

Shaqatteppee
Shaqatteppee

I must be good with mechanics as I do know a lot about cars, hey Im only 15 And I have autism so I have an obsession with cars so I know a lot about them too

Shaqatteppee
Shaqatteppee

Oh I didnt even read scotty killers comment AND MINE WAS SIMILAR TO HIS ANYWAY!

Shaqatteppee
Shaqatteppee

It might relate to that flattering but could be a clogged evaporator drain as it might only condense in the windows, or it could be leaky refrepigerant fluid as it might evaporate quickly like petrol but as its constantly being blown forward the vapours might go upwards and cling onto the windows

Techsus
Techsus

1991 Camry, my dream car, if standard transmission. Sigh.

daytonaprice
daytonaprice

It's draining water fine. Turns out it was a heater core leak. It's blowing vaporized antifreeze no matter what temperature or setting. It's deep within the dashboard and in addition with the compressor giving it a total price of $1300, I'm just going to junk the car and look for another car. Thanks for the suggestion though.

BloodyKnuckles
BloodyKnuckles

Simple check that you may have already done, park on a level surface, and run the A/C, check for condensate leaking from the bottom of your car, after a few minutes on a hot day you should have a small puddle. If not, water is being retained somewhere. Car is old, you might have a water leak inside the car and not even know it, increasing the humidity. Check under the floorpan carpets for moisture. Good luck.

ScottyKilmer
ScottyKilmer

Editor

if you lose coolant, then heater core is leaking and doing that, it's inside the dash too. If not, try to put it on recirc with inside air only to lower humidity