Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: A/C stopped working

asked by on

My A/C stopped working last week. My husband replaced a 40 fuse under the hood, and has tested the blower motor and resistor......all of which are working. What should be our next step and what could possibly be the problem? The day the A/C stopped working it only affected the front vents, but the rear vents worked and were blowing cold air.

My car has 148000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: I would suggest checking the flap vents ins...

I would suggest checking the flap vents inside your vehicle’s air conditioning ducts. These vents open and close the direction of air flow. If the rear vents are working correctly, then it is likely not the A/C compressor or blower motor. If this does not fix your problem, I would suggest having an expert, such as one from YourMechanic, diagnose your AC system and let you know what needs to be repaired.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Oil leak.

I would start out by taking a large piece of cardboard and park your car over it over night, by looking at the drips on the cardboard this will tell you roughly where the drips are coming from. Sometimes drips...

Q: No power to most fuses , truck runs very rough

Hi. Fuses tend to break when there is too much power being flowed through them. However, since you have power running to the motor, this could indicate a problem with the fuse box itself or perhaps a main relay. Without...

Q: Gas topping off at four gallons

When filling up your gas tank, it is important for the health of your vehicle not to top of your tank. The gas pump will shut off automatically after the tank is full to a desired point. If topped off...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.