1996 Honda Accord not very cold

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CHRISTOPHERJ
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  • 1996 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 105,000 MILES
I've taken my 96 accord to my honda dealer a few times now because it seems like the air just isn't cold enough but they tell me everything is fine with it and the air is blowing cold "within range" whatever that means. However, my 97 4runner gets ice cold no matter how hot it is outside so why can't this Honda get at least colder? I had a friend who has a Pontiac vibe and he found out that his lever on his dash thermostat as another adjust below near the floor and when he adjusted that the air immediately blew colder, the cold low end setting was just off. I'm wondering if Honda's have the same type of adjustment I could do? Thanks for the advice in advance! - ChristopherJ
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Thursday, August 19th, 2010 AT 7:31 PM

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Hi Christopher.

If the heater air mix door is not closed fully, the A/C cooling owuld be affected.

AIR MIX CABLE
At air mix door linkage (bottom right side of heater case), disengage cable housing from clamp and disconnect cable wire from control arm. At heater control panel, select maximum cool position and hold it in this position. At air mix door linkage, reconnect cable wire to control arm. Gently slide cable housing back to eliminate slack, then snap cable housing into clamp. Adjust heater valve cable.

HEATER (COOLANT) VALVE CABLE
1. At heater valve (center of engine compartment firewall), disengage cable housing from clamp and disconnect cable wire from heater valve. At air mix door linkage (bottom right side of heater case), disengage cable housing from clamp and disconnect heater valve cable wire from control arm.

2. At control panel, set temperature control to maximum cool position and hold it in this position. At air mix door linkage, connect cable wire to control arm. Gently slide cable housing back from control arm to eliminate slack, then snap cable housing into clamp.

3. At engine compartment firewall, keep heater valve closed. Connect cable wire to heater valve, gently slide cable housing back from heater valve to eliminate slack, and then snap cable housing into clamp.
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Saturday, August 21st, 2010 AT 6:21 AM

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