Showing articles & questions for topic
compressors

Related articles

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Long Does an Air Suspension Air Compressor Last?
Most 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 air suspension systems, which use rubber bags that are...
How a Modern Engine Works
You 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 engine works, right? It's a...
How a Modern Engine Works
You 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 engine works, right? It's a...
How Does a Car's Air Conditioning Work?
All 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 six months or longer. It’s called summer....

Related questions

Question
Windshield wipers not working
There are many different reasons for your windshield wipers not functioning correctly. It sounds like you need a qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, to stop by and inspect your windshield wipers, A/C compressor and transmission to see what...
Question
Broken serpentine belt
The drive belt that snapped spins the alternator, power steering pump, and air conditioning compressor. If the AC compressor seized and snapped the belt, the proper way to repair this is to replace the AC compressor and replace the drive...
Question
air suspension system stopped working.
It sounds like you may have a small leak somewhere, possibly one of the rear airbags. Aside from that, there is a relay behind one of the headlights that controls the air compressor. If you get power at the relay...
Question
Air compressor
Hello. The only future problem you will have is no A/C will not allow the defroster for the windshield to remove moisture from the air to clear the windshield of fog. As long as the belt is able to rotate...
Question
AC stops blowing cold air
I have seen this before. It is not a very common issue but it does happen. Behind your dashboard there is a radiator like part that circulates refrigerant into your vehicle. The air blows through this radiator like part called...
Question
AC only blowing out hot air
A recovery of the AC refrigerant will ensure the system is not leaking. During a performance test if the compressor clutch is engaging, and the gauge readings are not moving, this would indicate a possible AC compressor failure. One thing...
Question
AC not working properly.
Your low-pressure reading of 80-85 psi is a bit high. Even with ambient temperatures of 100 degrees, a reading of 50-60psi is normal. A few things can be causing that high reading. First, if the system has been charged recently,...
Question
AC not working
An AC compressor not engaging is usually the result of one of four different reasons. The A/C belt has broken There is no electrical power to the A/C compressor Third there is low or no refrigerant in the...
Question
Ac not cold
Quite often, issues with maintaining cold air flow with an air conditioner are due to a commonly overlooked issue - charging AC refrigerant. Although most vehicles (like your Toyota 4-Runner) have a closed-loop AC, when a leak occurs and...
Question
Ac not blowing cold air
You may have different problems that would require the pressures to be checked to see if your refrigerant is full. The A/C compressor needs the proper amount of refrigerant to turn on and the temperature blend door actuator may also...
Question
Ac cuts off after a while
While the engine is running and the air conditioning system is commanded on, both cooling fans in the assembly should be powered on. The vehicle will turn the air conditioning compressor on and off depending on the system load in...
Question
Ac compressor leak
A/C leak sealant is only good if you have a rubber seal that is dry and hard and a sealer that is designed to soften the seals. It may help, but in most cases it will not seal a compressor...
Question
AC compressor is locked up
A locked up AC compressor on your Chevy Suburban will make your truck un-drivable. This is due to the fact that the serpentine belt runs all of the accessories, including the AC. This is a straightforward repair that requires a...
Question
Ac compressor
Hi there. It sounds like you may have one or two concerns here. Does the AC indicator light up when you turn it on? If so, this means that the command for AC is active. If the light flashes, this...
Question
A/C blows warm air
Hello. It sounds like you may have a weak compressor. The compressor is a pump for the A/C system and when it gets weak, it does not pump as well as it should. When this happens the air won’t be...
Question
A/C blowing warm air
A failed compressor is just one of the many potential causes for your A/C being inoperative. It could be something as simple as low refrigerant level. If you are questioning your mechanic, I suggest you get a second opinion....
Question
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...
Question
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...
Question
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...
Question
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...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question