Fixing air conditioner in car
Having your car’s air conditioning go out suddenly can ruin your day fast. The most common causes of broken air conditioning are leaks or compressor issues. If your air is blowing cool but not cold, the problem could be a clogged filter, cooling fan problem or radiator trouble. Don’t tolerate a stuffy, uncomfortable car. Use our guide below to diagnose your specific climate control problem, and you could save yourself some cold cash on the fix.
Cool But Not Cold
If the air conditioning is set to max cool and fans on high, but is only blowing moderately cool air:
Check the pressures in the system using a manifold gauge set. The recommended high-side and low-side pressures can be found in the repair manual.
When diagnosing an air conditioning issue, it's easiest to begin at the compressor.
If there is no voltage - a cycling switch may be bad, a fuse may be blown and the system may not have enough refrigerant pressure to trip the low pressure cutoff switch that cycles the compressor.
Leaks are the most common problem associated with the air conditioning system.
If pressure is low, then there may be a leak.