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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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Serpentine Belt replacement
It depends. In scenario no. 1, let's assume the compressor itself is seized and will not turn. In that scenario, so long as the bearing that allows the compressor CLUTCH to rotate freely is good AND you NEVER attempt to...
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Frozen ac pump
If the a/c compressor pulley does not turn and is seized you will need to see if the inside compressor clutch shaft is seized or the compressor pulley bearing is seized. Sometimes the pulley bearing seizes and ruins the front...
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ac compressor clutch not engaging
Let's assume the clutch is not engaging. The clutch coil should simply be tested to determine if coil failure is the cause and it's easy to do. The integrity of the clutch coil can be tested on the car using...
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We have replaced the compressor in my husband's Toyota Tacoma 3 times in as many years. What could cause them to keep failing? 2001 Toyota Tacoma
Hello - when the AC compressor fails, it can deposit a fairly large amount of metallic debris throughout the AC piping and components. It is VERY difficult, even with chemical flushes, and added filters, to get all the grit out...
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AC compressor "always ON"
Hello, thank you for writing in. Ford runs the A/C compressor in almost every setting. The concept is that it will dehumidify the air in defrost mode, and help keep the humidity down with the heat running. It runs in...
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Where can i get a good ac compressor for my toyota sienna 2004 but wont break the bank?
Unfortunately, a/c repairs can be hard to save money on due to the special tools required, the need to open the system for many a/c repairs (which requires time consuming recovery, evacuation and re-charging) and the difficulty of using used...
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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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Is there any reason that a transmission fluid leak issue has to do with needing a a/c compressor replacement? 2008 Jeep Liberty
Hi there - these 2 faults are NOT connected. A transmission fluid leak will not cause AC compressor failure. You are not getting good advice from whoever told you this - not to be trusted. A transmission fluid leak can...
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I have the e60. What is tge thermostat looming thing located besides the ac compressor
If the system is still charged with refrigerant, thoroughly evacuate the system using a recovery machine. Note that it is illegal to intentionally vent refrigerant directly to the atmosphere and very dangerous, too. That is, even if a system appears...
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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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Does bad AC compressor makes the steering stiff
It is possible that the compressor is beginning to lock up and the belt is slipping on the pulley. This can cause a burnt rubber smell, as well as some smoke. When the belt spins on a locked up pulley,...
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In my 2008 LR3 car every new ac compressor gets burnt or blown off when fixed. I have changed the condenser and the coil but the s
The fastest way to get to the bottom of this is to request an air conditioning system inspection. The cause depends on which component is failing. If it is the a/c clutch, then yes the cause could be electrical and/or...
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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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Do you know the bolt size for mounting the compresser on a 2008 Jeep Patriot?
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The bolt should be an 8 mm bolt often noted as M8x1.25x90. They are readily available online, as are the brackets that may have been damaged in the process. There should be two...
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My MAZDA 3 2005. The air conditining was getting charged and the man was having trouble saying that the AC wasn't going cold at all.
Check the air conditioner compressor and see if the compressor is making the noise. If the noise is coming from the compressor, then the compressor could be out of oil or there could be something wrong with the compressor internally....
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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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I drive a Suzuki Alto 2009 model. May car recently just a few days ago started having this vibrating problem which I could feel when I start the engine.
Check the brakes and see if they are disengaged. Try taking the vehicle and pushing it by hand with the engine off and the transmission in neutral. If the car moves easy, then the air conditioning clutch on the compressor...
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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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Car starts to overheat when the A/C is turned on, but it is fine when it is turned off.
The issue is either the compressor clutch is failing or the compressor is low on oil and is seizing up on the air conditioning system. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you...

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