Thanks for the reply. We continued to research the problem and found that although Toyota did not issue a recall but shops and service departments were notified. There seems to be a problem with the magnetic clutch compressor relay inside the fuse box under the hood. It appears it has a tendency to burn out. So, we ordered it Monday morning got it Tuesday evening, put it in and I've been running cold ever since! Good luck to others who have this similar problem. I knew it couldn't be a leak b/c I was still getting cold air blowing as long as the a/c hadn't been on for an extended length of time and if I let it rest it would go cold again. Weird and never heard of this problem but glad it was a $30 fix!
Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 AT 7:10 PM