Q: AC not blowing cold air

asked by on

I just had the condensor replaced and now the AC compressor sounds like it is loping and no longer blows cold air.

Hi. It sounds as though the refrigerant needs to be recharged, you have a leak in the system or both. This could be the result of improper service when the condenser was replaced. For example, if something was installed incorrectly or the incorrect amount of refrigerant was added. The control module will cycle the compressor on and off when it sees system pressure that is too low. Hopefully, you can take your vehicle back to where it was serviced so they can make things right. If they can’t, the professionals at YourMechanic certainly can by inspecting the AC system and recharging it if necessary.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 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!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. AC not blowing cold air

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: idler pulley

I think you mean the a/c compressor is seized and not the condenser. You will need to get an a/c compressor bypass kit and the compressor can then be removed and a pulley in its place. The problem is these...

Q: My windshield wipers keep stopping

The wiring in the wiper circuit should be inspected. If the wiring has a short somewhere, or even the relay or wiper switch, are allowing the wiper motor to draw too much voltage, the life span of the wiper motor...

Q: Would a bad or faulty vvt solenoid cause the engine to knock and cause a misfire on the

Hello there. A bad or faulty connected VVT solenoid can and often does cause engine knocking, inconsistent idle and acceleration problems. The issue could be with the solenoid itself or the electrical harness connected to the VVT. The best way...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
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...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...