Air Conditioning Help - 2002 Ranger
Hey guys, 2002 Ranger 3.0 V6 - 115,xxx Miles. Auto
In a nut shell, it's taking FOREVER for the A/C to blow cold air. Basically, after the truck has been sitting for say, 8 or more hours (first thing in the morning, or after work), the A/C will take anywhere from 5-10 minutes to begin blowing icy cold air. During those first 5-10 minutes it's blowing hot humid air, like from outside. Then all at once it begins blowing ice cold air. My girlfriend is the primary driver, so I can't say exactly what is going on when it happens. I've only driven it once or twice since it's started doing this, and the only thing I can say is that it sounds like vents close when it starts blowing the cold air, but I'm not entirely sure.
Low freon? Charge? The vents not closing fast enough? Vacuum? Compressor? Not very familiar with the A/C system so any help would be greatly appreciated.
We bought the truck used with about 100,xxx miles maybe a year ago. The A/C had always worked great, shooting icy cold air within a minute or so of startup. Only recently has it started with this issue. Any help would be appreciated.