Q: AC doesn't blow cold air, but is fully charged.

asked by on

This was a problem all summer for me. I can turn the air conditioning on, but it makes little difference over just having the fan on and the windows down. I've been told that the AC is fully charged, so that's not the issue. What else could be wrong?

My car has 180000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi there;

Most of the time, when the AC is not blowing cold air, it’s due to one of two things. First, it’s possible you have a coolant or vacuum leak within the system. Second, the AC compressor is damaged and needs to be replaced. The best way to know for certain what is causing the issues you’re experiencing is to have a professional local mobile mechanic from YourMechanic.com complete a AC is not working inspection.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. AC doesn't blow cold air, but is fully charged.

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: Car is overheating, usually when it's hot and the engine idles.

You most likely have a transmission cooler that is leaking into the coolant inside the radiator. The transmission cooler is built inside the side tank of the radiator, and if it blew out, then you will have transmission fluid getting...

Q: Put a brand new alternator in it and new battery and it still does not want to charge the battery is this

Inspect fuse number 11 and 30 in the fuse box. Check the grey fuse link near the starter. If both of these are good then check fuse 19. In fact, its best to check all the fuses for any blown...

Q: My acura wont excellrate after i changed the fuel pump

Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having one of several issues. First, if you replaced the fuel filter (as should always be done when the fuel pump is changed), you need to make sure it is...

Related articles

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...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
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.