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New 4Runner Air Conditioning

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by UG4runner, May 22, 2024.

  1. Jun 4, 2024 at 6:01 AM
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    Klinsman55

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    Mine is best car a/c I’ve experienced. I usually just have top vents blowing and set the vent to recirculate and not blow in outside air.

    I had a 2007 Camry once new and a/c didn’t seem to work well. The added Freon and eventually had to change the unit. This was in 100 degrees area I live.
     
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  2. Jun 4, 2024 at 6:18 AM
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    Brownspotz

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    Its the airflow from the vents. On my 22 when it was brand new with fan on max and face level vents only the air doesn't really flow out that well. Dealer said it's operating fine. It's a really bad design for a cabin space that large.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2024 at 6:24 AM
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    Odd. Mine I usually only have to turn fan speed up to 2-3 clicks, rarely do I use 4 clicks. In 100 degrees if car been sitting awhile ill roll down windows and turn full blast for like a minute or 2 and roll windowns back up and drop down to 4 clicks.
     
  4. Jun 4, 2024 at 6:50 AM
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    I find the A/C in my 23 ORP to be brutally cold, in fact, I am always turning it down or changing the blend to the face/floor so its not freezing me out. And I am "hot blooded" too, always hot. I drove my 4R today (supposed to be 90 and humid) because of the A/C being so cold. lol
    Y'all got glandular disorders or something :D
     
  5. Jun 4, 2024 at 7:20 AM
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    Noodles

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    Thanks for the remote diagnosis. Do you know a remote plumber or electrician by any chance?
    I think Michigan is a little different than FL or a NYC summer. What I’m saying is that the temperature is up to standard according to my test (42F at 2,000rpm inside circulation) but the airflow is weak for the volume of the truck. Especially when you have 5 people in the vehicle and the sun hits you from the side.
     
  6. Jun 4, 2024 at 7:24 AM
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    I hope you sweat in your hot clam baking 4Runner until you itch where you cant reach. Remotely, of course.
     
  7. Jun 4, 2024 at 7:38 AM
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    Noodles

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    Enjoy your Michigan summer which usually falls between a nice Wednesday and Friday. :D
     
  8. Jun 4, 2024 at 9:53 AM
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    I still have a 92 Toyota regular cab pickup with r12 and it will blow 37 degrees in the vent if you park it in the shade on a 90 degree day. It’s freakin ice cold. I had a 93 years ago that got wrecked and when rebuilding it swapped it over to r134a and it was so awful, like 55 was as cold as it would get in perfect conditions and on hot days in the sun it would be 60-65 out the vents. Sure that’s colder than outside but it’s lackluster at best.

    My 2008 with 134a runs about 50 on perfect conditions and about 55-58 on hot hot days.

    My 2023 runs about 50 in the vent. Nothing is like the older r12 vehicles.
     
  9. Jun 4, 2024 at 9:59 AM
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    I've been over 100F on road trips in the midwest and southwest without feeling unduly warm. I don't know what it's like in the passenger area, though.
     
  10. Jun 4, 2024 at 10:30 AM
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    My 13 that I traded in for my 23 had much better AC, rarely did I go over one click. Now my wife's 17 Outback will chase you out with that AC, that one doesn't play around. I've had my 23 for 6 months now so am getting used to the AC, but definitely miss my old truck's AC performance.
     
  11. Jun 4, 2024 at 12:09 PM
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    When using the sunshade, I don’t normally have to run it at full blast, or if I do it’s for a short amount of time, but I will pay attention to it this weekend. It’s supposed to be in the high 90s here so should be a good test.

    Best car A/C I have experienced has to be my 04 Honda odyssey. The only time that thing even gave a hint of it being hot outside was when we hit 120F and set a state record. Worked better then our 2015 Subaru forester.
     
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  12. Jun 5, 2024 at 10:19 AM
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    My 24 Pro freezes me out very quick. One of the best ac's I have had in multiple new vehicles I have had over the years.
     
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  13. Jun 5, 2024 at 10:32 AM
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  14. Jun 5, 2024 at 10:52 AM
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    MooreKen

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    I have a 23 w/ dual climate control and I have to keep it on auto at around 73-74 degrees or else I would be too cold. (And someone who likes it cold)
     
  15. Jun 5, 2024 at 1:25 PM
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    Same story with my '24 Limited. Setting it to anything less than 72 degrees puts frost on the ol' nuggets. ;)

    TimG
     
  16. Jun 9, 2024 at 11:29 PM
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    2023 trd orp. Absolute joke. 50k and this by far is the worst ac ive ever experienced. What a big FN mistake. Duh.. Front passengers are fine but anyone in the rear forget it. Kids are burning up back there.. Only has vents with no independent fan. Extreme weak air flow. Wth now... Az heat btw
     
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  17. Jun 10, 2024 at 1:14 AM
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    MooreKen

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    I’m not an engineer but when I had my sister ride in the back seat the other day (HOT and sunny) I asked how the A/C was and she said fine. I had it cranked up from the front because I knew that lil vent was more for show. One of the reasons I wanted my 4Runner is it has a tried and true HVAC system with very few sensors , etc… that can go wrong. I’m wondering if yours is charged or over charged, etc….
     
  18. Jun 10, 2024 at 4:37 AM
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    Color of your 4Runner will also make a lot of difference. White one would be much easier to cool than black one.
     
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    It was at the Toyota dealership all day and the tech documented they ran it for about 15mins and the temp at the vent was around 42 degrees.
    No way they did that in the full sun.. Granted my harbor freight laser temp shows 55. His has to be much better. In the 80s kids didn't seem to mind but out here it's over 100 on the regular. I thought the TRD pro would have dual air control. The TRD orp does not.
    I use Max, recirc, top vents only, and run it before to try and cool the cab.
     
  20. Jun 10, 2024 at 4:48 AM
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    I've got the metallic grey which looks great.. Never cared for government white for me... This is my third Toyota between tundras and my first 4 runner.
     
  21. Jun 10, 2024 at 6:44 AM
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    I have Xpel UV block on windows. I think that helps keep interior heat down.
     
  22. Jun 10, 2024 at 6:54 AM
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    I’m putting on 35% ceramic tint next week. All around except the windshield.
     
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    I really hope that helps you and Passengers
     
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    The environmental cuckoo birds made it mandatory to use 1234yf instead of the 134a which leads to this complaint in many makes and models not just the lengthy 4Runner. Many experts say 1234yf doesn’t get nearly as cold as the 134a. This same idiots want to stop cow farts (methane) and want us eating bugs in future…not kidding research it. If the a/c systems are closed and being serviced by a professional it is insane to me that they are forcing this switch on us. If properly extracted and recharged this should be a non-issue. As you can tell this is a rather frustrating topic to me.
     
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    I’ll ask my in law to fill the whole system with the 134a. He’s a Toyota Master Tech so I fully trust his judgment. If he tells me that this ancient truck can take the 134a this truck will get it. Plus the ceramic window tinting.
     
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    Coming from a 1991 Honda Civic with no AC, I'm not complaining too much with our 2024. This thing feels state of the art to me:D
     
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    This should really help IMO. Having a good tint all around is a game changer. I haven’t even been using a front windshield sunshade and mine hasn’t been too warm.
     
  28. Jun 12, 2024 at 11:19 AM
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    Done. 35% front 50% rear because it has factory 27-29%. Full ceramic tint with lifetime warranty and my AC is on level 2 from level max. You can still see into an intersection at night without rolling down the windows.

    IMG_3249.jpg
     
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  29. Jun 12, 2024 at 2:37 PM
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    Sin4R,,,, Had the same issue with the freeze plates and AC in our sailboat during the
    change over. It needed R-12 and we could no longer get it in the Florida.

    Not saying you should, but we could get up to 20 lb bottles in the Bahamas. And while we lived in Baja Mexico we also had it available.

    That said, our 2024 TRD ORP seems to work great on whatever new 'stuff' is in the AC. We only have a little over 200 miles on it, but it has been very hot here in Florida with high humidity. Time will tell....
     
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  30. Jun 12, 2024 at 4:17 PM
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    No issue with my 2024 TRD ORP, 110 in Phoenix and it's blowing ice cold.
     

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