Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: AC automatic turns off

asked by on

Air condition does not cools fully. AC turns OFF automatically (Fan is still working) in between and then turns back ON even when temperature is set at lowest point. What needs to be fixed? Does it need Freon ?

My car has 124000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

At 124000 miles, I would recommend having your AC system recharged and your system pressures checked. Hopefully, a recharge will correct your problem, but it will be a good service to have for maintenance regardless.

You may have a bad AC compressor or expansion valve. In either case, it will not be inexpensive if a recharge doesn’t fix your problem. My best recommendation would be to have a visual inspection of the AC and a full charge of refrigerant to test it properly and determine the source of the problem.

Also, keep in mind that AC systems naturally leak a few ounces of refrigerant a year, so there may not be a severe problem

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

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: P2047 lost power when accelerating

Hello, thank you for writing in. The code you are receiving is for an issue with the reductant injection valve. This valve is an important part of the air fuel mixing required before the mix is sent into the combustion...

Q: When I am applying brakes at the speed of 60 to 70mph my steering wheel starts to shake?

If you are getting a pulsation in the brakes when applied at high speeds then you most likely have warped front brake rotors or they have hot spots on them that cause the pulsation. Inspect rotors and look for discolored...

Q: Rebuilt transmission and strut mounts

Hi Patricia: In general, the Saturn tends to wear out components quickly after it reaches the 100,000 mile mark. The transmission is separate from the engine, however, the internal hydraulic lines inside the transmissions on these Saturn's tend to become...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
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.