Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: AC damaged and not working

asked by on

My air conditioner is damaged and doesn't work at all.

A: Hello. Your A/C system has several componen...

Hello. Your A/C system has several components that can cause the air conditioner to be damaged and not work properly. You could have a bad A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, receiver/dryer, orifice tube, high pressure, or there could be a leak in one of the A/C lines. If your air conditioner is not working at all, a complete diagnoses would be necessary to pinpoint the problem with your A/C system.

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・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Engine light coming on

The diagnosis by another place may be correct, however, the Check Engine Light can go on for many reasons. If you'd like to have a second opinion on the Engine Light or have this service done for you, consider YourMechanic....

Q: AC not getting cold enough

If the AC is turning on but is just not getting as cold as it should then you more than likely have low refrigerant in the system. When the refrigerant level gets low the compressor will not run long enough...

Q: How do I use the ignition?

Using the ignition is very simple: insert the key, and rotate clockwise. There are four levels on the ignition: 1. Lock. This is the starting position, where you can insert or remove the key anytime you use the ignition. 2....

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 Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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 P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...