Hyundai Elantra GT 2013 - Driver's Side Blowing Warm Air While Passenger Side Is Blowing Ice Cold with A/C on.

Asked by Apr 05, 2017 at 07:21 PM about the 2013 Hyundai Elantra

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The driver's side of my car has been blowing warm air while the passenger's
side blows ice cold. This is with Max A/C and circulation. If I turn those off, it is
still the same.. seems to get slightly cooler but not much.
Anyway, I was driving it today to try to get more information to post here.
Obviously, I don't expect my air to be ice cold when I first turn my car on, but
you can notice the difference more when you first turn it on. It is almost hot air
while the passenger side is cool. It doesn't take too long for the passenger
side to get ice cold, but the driver's side barely cools down.
I also noticed the longer I drove (and maybe the faster I drove?) the air on the
driver's side seemed to get a bit colder. Definitely not ice cold like it should be,
but just cool enough that I wasn't bothered by it anymore, but would still prefer
my ice cold air back. It was about 80 degrees today, going to dread this when
it hits the 90s+.
Back in the winter, I thought I heard a clicking or some strange noise come
from my dash for only a few minutes when I first started it. Someone told me
this could be the "blend door actuator" on the driver's side going bad, but they
said that I should still be hearing the clicking if it's broke and I don't recall
hearing any clicking today, or since that one time.
The heat works great. It was cold a few nights ago so I tried it out. I have not
tried different vents for the A/C to see how they work. The only other vents I
have are the dash/rear ones so I'm not sure how I could tell if it's "super cold"
anyway.
This car is also NOT dual climate, so it isn't that either.
I'm wondering if this could also be a freon issue? I had my father pop the hood
and take a peak and he said the hoses seem fine from what he could tell, but
he's not a car expert, but he knows a little about cars. Could it still need freon
anyway? Or would putting freon in it to see if it fixes my issue damage the car?

1 Answer

Check your low side pressure with a guage from walmart. Add if low normal is 25-35psi

Your Answer

Hyundai Elantra Experts

  • #1
    pittgirl
    Reputation
    1,990
  • #2
    Carrie Shelton
    Reputation
    1,370
  • #3
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,110
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Sonata
689 Great Deals out of 47,320 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic
790 Great Deals out of 76,991 listings starting at $888
Used Toyota Corolla
891 Great Deals out of 65,271 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
1,028 Great Deals out of 61,605 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Camry
1,041 Great Deals out of 70,993 listings starting at $750
Used Hyundai Accent
155 Great Deals out of 13,365 listings starting at $1,450
Used Chevrolet Cruze
934 Great Deals out of 63,431 listings starting at $3,499
Used Nissan Altima
1,069 Great Deals out of 74,058 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Focus
737 Great Deals out of 53,892 listings starting at $1,495
Used Kia Optima
470 Great Deals out of 28,402 listings starting at $2,200
Used Mazda MAZDA3
327 Great Deals out of 26,791 listings starting at $950
Used Kia Forte
188 Great Deals out of 22,674 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Fusion
1,024 Great Deals out of 76,312 listings starting at $895
Used Hyundai Elantra GT
43 Great Deals out of 3,217 listings starting at $6,500
Used Nissan Sentra
524 Great Deals out of 49,812 listings starting at $2,000

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Hyundai Elantra For Sale
14,099 listings starting at $10,117
2017 Hyundai Elantra For Sale
59 Great Deals out of 14,083 listings starting at $9,995
2016 Hyundai Elantra For Sale
88 Great Deals out of 2,646 listings starting at $7,795
2015 Hyundai Elantra For Sale
63 Great Deals out of 1,800 listings starting at $7,995
2014 Hyundai Elantra For Sale
97 Great Deals out of 2,215 listings starting at $6,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.