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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Air Suspension Dryer Assembly
If your car's suspension is sagging or bouncy, or the compressor is not coming on, you may need to replace your car's air suspension dryer assembly.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Air Suspension Air Compressor
If your car is riding lower than usual, making abnormal sounds, and its compressor won't start, you may need to replace the air suspension compressor.
How Long Does an Air Suspension Air Compressor Last?
Most drivers are accustomed to gas-filled shock absorbers and struts, but as modern vehicles continue to evolve, other types of suspension are becoming prevalent. Many new vehicles are equipped with...
How Does a Car's Air Conditioning Work?
All across North America, a climate change occurs every year. The cooler spring temperatures give way to warmer weather. In some areas this lasts for two months, and in others it lasts...
How a Modern Engine Works
You turn your key in the ignition, and the engine fires up. You press the gas and the car moves forward. You take the key out and the engine turns off. That’s how your...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing AC Compressor
Common signs include higher than normal cabin temperatures, loud noises when the compressor is running, and the compressor clutch not moving.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing AC Compressor Belt
If the belt has cracking on the ribs, chunks missing, or abrasions on the back or sides, your AC compressor belt may need replacing.
Signs of a Bad or Failing AC Compressor Relay
Common signs include inconsistent cooling, not hearing a click from the compressor turning on, and no cold air.
How to Do a Compression Test
A compression test diagnoses many engine problems. If a compression test is below the manufacturer's specifications, there's an internal engine issue.
How to Replace an Air Suspension Air Compressor
Signs of a bad air suspension air compressor include a car that rides low or when a car's ride height doesn't change when its load changes.

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My car is not driving smooth as I feel hard acceleration but only at low speed i.e 40 km/hr
Hi there. This presents an interesting situation and I completely understand how you feel. It's almost like now that something has gone wrong, you wonder what else is going wrong with the car? And it doesn't feel like it should....
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The AC compressor pulley or compressor clutch has a bearing inside of it that enables the pulley to spin without the clutch being engaged. When the air conditioning is turned on inside the vehicle the compressor clutch will engage and...
Engine starts shaking when AC is turned on?
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Hyundai Elantra. Yes it could be your compressor but I wouldn't replace the clutch, I would replace the compressor for an issue like this. If you would like to have this looked at...
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Hey there. You may have a bad A/C compressor if you see the compressor engage but the high and low pressures stay the same. If the high pressure spikes above 300 or more, then the compressor can produce pressure but...
if the AC compressor is seized can the belt smoke when it is turned on?
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. If a serpentine belt goes around an a/c compressor clutch pulley and the compressor is locked up, it is okay to have the belt as long as the a/c compressor clutch is not activated....
My AC bearings are making noise - what does this mean?
Hi there. I am not quite clear which bearings or other components you may be hearing. The most likely noises coming from the engine compartment would be the AC compressor clutch bearing, and the compressor itself. While the clutch bearing...
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AC makes noise after putting on expansion valve
Hello. It sounds like your new compressor may be failing. Flushing the system is not enough when the compressor fails. When there is debris in the system, it gets stuck in the expansion valves, the condenser, and the accumulator. If...
My car shuts off whenever I turn on the AC
Hi there. It sounds like the compressor itself is failing. When it fails internally the compressor binds which can cause an extra load on the engine which will cause it to run like this. I usually install a pressure gauge...
AC blows warm air, Freon was recharged.
Hi there. When the freon was recharged, was the system evacuated and a vacuum test performed to ensure there are no leaks or moisture in the system? It sounds like the AC compressor may not be engaging. A blown fuse,...
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As you may know the AC Clutch is the pulley that spins with the Belt. There are two ports on the rear of the Compressor. One is a Suction Port and the other is the Discharge Port. The Suction port...
AC is not blowing cold air - 2010 Buick Enclave
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Ac compressor
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