First, I will apologize if this has been asked and answered. I looked around and saw plenty of AC questions but not this one exactly, though I may have missed it.
Secondly, while I do most of the minor work (replaced alternator,power steering pump, etc.) on my car myself, I am unfamiliar with some terms so please bear with me if I ask stupid questions.
I live in SW Florida so it's just shy of a billion degrees out right now. Usually the AC has been fine. Not super cold, but no actual problems either. Until the other day. It wasn't as cold as I remember so I picked up a can of freon with the gauge and added the freon. The gauge shows that it's better, but still low (Not inside that "V" range on the gauge, but still in the "Filled" section.)
Fast forward a couple days and I notice that when the car is moving, it's blowing cold, but once I am idling, like at a red light or in traffic, it blows lukewarm at BEST.
Another note that may or may not have anything to do with this issue:
-Twice within the last 3 weeks I have shut the car off only to have the fans keep running. The first time I figured they would shut off once the engine cooled down but 10 minutes later, they were still running. I pulled the main fan relay and put it back in and the fans shut off.
In the research that I've done so far I've read that it could be the condenser fan going bad and not blowing, or it could be a bad relay. I am planning on picking up new relays tonight and see if that does the trick. Better to start out with the cheapest fix and work my way up.
Thoughts? Ideas? Suggestions? Experiences? All are welcome. Thank you so much for any help!