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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?
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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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My ac works off and on,what can be the problem?
Hello, thank you for writing in. Modern vehicles do not use freon on the air conditioning systems. They use a new type of refrigerant that is far less harmful to humans and the environment. If you used actual freon instead...
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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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I have a 2006 Mazda 3, and I need to replace my compressor will the service to replace it take longer than 5 hours? If it is same-
The only part in the a/c that could not be changed the same day would be the a/c evaporator in the dash. Any other parts in the system can be replaced and serviced the same day.
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2001 LINCOLN AC WORKS BUT COMPRESSOR SLOW TO ENGAGE
The compressor will not engage until the computer turns on the relay for the clutch. Try to hold the gas pedal up just above idle to about 1000 rpms and see if compressor kicks on quicker? If it does then...
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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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Which is the best option, replacing the clutch on a compressor or replacing the whole compressor on a 2015 Chev Traverse
If you are getting smoke from compressor then your compressor may be seized or the pulley is seized and damaged the front of compressor. i would recommend replacing compressor, accumulator and orifice tube.
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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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Pressure holds freon on low side. High side doesn't rise above 50, evac for 1hour. Reliad still same 50 60 .compresor engages/disn
If the high side is lower than the low side then you have a plugged condenser or drier and the compressor is bad. You should reclaim refrigerant and open the condenser lines and blow through it to see if it...
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Ford 500 Sel bad compressor.
You cannot bypass the a/c compressor belt since the engine belt routing cannot accommodate it with compressor not turning. You can get a new compressor replaced with a used one that has a good clutch pulley if needed. Or just...
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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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my ac compresser in my 2004 pt cruiser works then shuts off
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the compressor is cycling when it should not be, there is an issue with regulating temperature. You want to look at the pressure switch going to the compressor. If it is not to...
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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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