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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.
How to Buy a Good Quality A/C Compressor
The A/C compressor helps regulate the flow of refrigerant throughout the A/C system. High quality A/C compressors are new and easy to install.
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?
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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 Pressure Switch
If the AC is cutting on and off rapidly, unable to cool the cabin, or failing to turn on the compressor, you should replace your AC pressure switch.
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.
How to Replace a Car Air Conditioning (AC) Compressor
If the AC compressor fails, it can cause the air conditioning system not to work. This article covers how to locate, remove, and install a compressor.

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Trying to bypass the compressor on a 07 mkz
The labor time to replace the compressor is about 3 hours. Although a mechanic could be dispatched to attempt to size a belt that will bypass the compressor, you are probably better off just replacing the compressor and be done...
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Air conditioning blowing warm air suddenly.
Hello, thank you for writing in. An air conditioner that is blowing warm is typically an issue with low refrigerant pressure. This can be due to a sudden leak, or it can be due to a failed A/C compressor. The...
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when I turn my ac on my cars idle drop and stalls out and the ac is hot
Hello, thank you for writing in. Although the pulley is still spinning, the compressor has likely failed. If it is not properly regulating pressure in the system, one of the first signs is a warm air conditioner. Considering yours is...
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Can I drive my 2004 Acura TSX with a bad AC compressor
Hello. Depending on what is wrong with the compressor will determine if it can be driven with it. If the compressor is simply not functioning and cooling the vehicle then you would be fine to drive it. If the pulley...
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My air conditioner is not working on my 2006 Honda Odyssey, do you think it is the clutch
Hello. It is possible that the clutch or the compressor is bad, but most of the time on this vehicle the primary cause of an air conditioning failure when the system is full is a bad clutch relay. The relay...
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loud buzzing on driver side while in motion. no dash lights on?
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several moving parts that can cause a vibration in regards to the air conditioning system. You or a technician will have to go through the components one by one until the vibration...
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Do the compressor supposed to always be turning if it is not turned on
If the A/C switch in the passenger compartment is turned off, any air delivered by the in-dash blower should simply be the same temperature as the passenger compartment, that is not chilled. If you have the A/C switch off and...
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Air suspension failure due to damaged components?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The only component that should be in that area is the air suspension strut itself, its sensor, and its electrical connections. Due the the damage being electrical, its possible you have tampered with that...
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The A/C isn't blowing cold - 2009 Nissan Murano
Hello, thank you for writing in. The system in your vehicle will not take "freon". While this is what a lot of people refer to refrigerant as, it is not the same. Make sure you have r134a type refrigerant in...
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My 2001 automatic Miata idles really rough at stoplights when I run the AC, but not when it is off.
Hello, thank you for writing in. Two aspects about the issue lead me to believe the previous technician is correct. To start, the compressor is the only component that will effect the engine, as it is the part connected to...
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My AC compressor locked up and my steering wheel belt snapped and my car begin to overheat. What is the cause?
Either the air conditioning compressor or clutch has failed. Most of the time the clutch fails and locks to the compressor housing causing the compressor to not turn. If the air conditioning was off when the belt seized, then the...
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What would happen if the AC compressor bearings disintegrated while driving 65 mph?
If the compressor bearing fails the bearing race will spin on the front of the compressor and ruin the compressor assembly case. You would need to replace the entire compressor assembly to fix the issue. If pulley seizes it will...
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The clutch on my ac compresser is leaking out really thick black tar like stuff when it is spinning. What is it? And why is it doi
Hello, thank you for writing in. A black goo coming from the air conditioning compressor is more commonly known as "black death". It occurs when the refrigerant in the air system breaks down and is no longer the chemical it...
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Is using a new OEM compressor necessary, or can a used compressor be used?
You can use a new or used compressor. the costs of parts and labor will need to be quoted since not only the compressor but the drier and expansion valve plush flushing of system will be needed.
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idler pulley
I think you mean the a/c compressor is seized and not the condenser. You will need to get an a/c compressor bypass kit and the compressor can then be removed and a pulley in its place. The problem is these...
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Erratic idle 2005 Ford Mustang
You may be feeling the a/c compressor engaging and should have the a/c system checked for problems with the compressor pulley bearing. If a/c is okay then you may have another issue with the water pump or one of the...
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Can i bypass ac compressor with shorter serpentine belt on 98 Lincoln continental
The only way to bypass compressor is to install a compressor bypass pulley in the same position as compressor. I can tell you that these kits are more expensive than replacing the compressor itself and just getting the a/c to...
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I have issues with my air suspension. I have been reading through the forum of the topic, and I believe it has to do with my compressor.
The pump will become loud when it is under pressure and lifting a load. If the pump is quiet and you hear a hissing sound around where the pump is, either the pump is leaking or the main supply hose...
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Could my compressor be affected by a bad thermostat? 2007 Infiniti M35
The thermostat should not affect the A/C compressor blowing cool air. The thermostat regulates the flow of the coolant in your car's engine and controls when the coolant flows in and out of the motor from the radiator by opening...
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Can you bypass the AC compressor? 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Hello - if the AC compressor clutch and bearing are still OK, you can simply unplug the wire to the compressor clutch, and the clutch pulley bearing will continue to turn with the belt, and no other action is necessary....

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