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Q: AC compressor.

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Won't put out cold air. Even after a recharge.

My car has 135000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The clutch assembly to your A/C compressor ...

The clutch assembly to your A/C compressor commonly fails. If the compressor on the left front side of the engine has a rust color, then it is likely it needs a clutch kit with shims. Diagnosis of your A/C should be done beforehand to verify this. If the A/C clutch requires replacement, it will require a few hours of work. If you need help, a certified technician from YourMechanic can come to your location to inspect the A/C and let you know exactly what repair is needed.

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