My 98 Intrigue AC blows hot air on the driver side vent, cold air on the passenger side vent. Tried disconnecting the battery, checking the position of the controls, fuses, etc. Nothing worked. Any ideas on how to fix this problem?
Yup, started happening to mine summer 2010, by this past spring it was all gone. I put more in, nice and cold until it leaked back out. I haven't taken the time to figure out where the leak is, will likely tackle it next spring.
Very, very often, this is the compressor front seal leaking. You can see oil in this area, or use freon with dye and use a black light bulb from home depot in your drop light.
And there lies the conundrum; if the leak is small enough (and stays small) it is a lot more feasible to just add refrigerant seasonally (as opposed to replacing a compressor, which can get a little pricey).
This is true, though in my case it emptied out in a week, so repair/replacement is my only option if I actually want A/C in the summer.
True that. And you also want a/c (in the winter) as it reduces/eliminates condensation inside your windows (as in defrost mode). Sorry, didn't know you had such a catastrophic leak; good luck with your repair.