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AC not blowing cold air continuously

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Hi all. I apologize in advance if I am posting something which has already been treated but I cannot fine online any answer to my problem:

I own an Xterra 2010 SE OFF Road model. The issue is the following: after having discovered a leakage at my AC system due to a crack at my condenser, I decided to change it. I have been at the mechanic who replaced the condenser and filled the gas. The system was working very well, getting cold like never before.He also checked for other leakages and for the compressor to engage and everything was working fine. After a couple of days I went for a long off road track which was very slow( max car speed 20km/h) and the ac suddenly started to blow warm and then hot air. So I opened my bonnet and check manually the temperature of the hi-pressure pipe and it was extremely hot, rather than extremely cold. I tried to cool down the system spraying some cold water on the condenser and it worked. What I can realize now is that if I m stuck in the traffic or stopped at any traffic light the ac blows warm air . As soon as I speed up the air becomes cooler,but it never reaches an optimum level, like when the car came out from the workshop.

Does anybody have an idea of what the problem could be?

I live in the middle east and at the moment the temperature is 47 degrees Celsius, so the AC is crucial. It is also crucial to find a possible cause of the problem in this part of the world, otherwise if u let the mechanic find it for you, you will loose money and your mental health.

I do appreciate any comment in advance.

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Dear whatNext,

Thanks for your reply. I went for another electrician. we checked the fans and they both run when the system reaches a certain level of high pressure( don t know if it s normal and the electrician does not as well). He told me that there was too much gas inside the system so the compressor was switching on and off continuously. Now it seems to be ok but the guy told me that if I want to go back to the "original cold" of before, I need to replace the condenser, which is brand new but has been bought from aftermarket, with the original one. Does anybody know if it is true ?
Thanks again WhatNext,

I do appreciate your help. I don't know if this guy is a good technician. I have been suggested by a mechanic friend of mine to go there but yeah he looks competent, since he checked the system in detail but as I said at the beginning of the post, finding a good mechanic here is a gamble. Regarding the condenser, the size is the same and it is aluminum but I think it might be possible that it is made by a lower quality than the original one. The difference in price is 4:1...there must be a different reason than the brand only. What do u think?
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