Q: Q: AC not working properly

asked by on

My AC is not working properly. The blower works, though no cold air is coming out.

Hello, the refrigerant system needs checked for leaks. The belt attached to the compressor should be checked to make sure the compressor clutch engages even if only for second. If all that is good then a set of gauges need to connected to see what the pressures are inside the refrigerant system. If there is little to no pressure, the system need to be charged and inspected for leaks. Once the leak is repaired the system can be filled to the proper level and then operation can be checked. For this job, you will most likely need the aid of a mechanic, since there are specialized tools to diagnosis and repair the refrigerant system of the climate control.

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. Q: AC not working properly

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: AC taking too long to cool. 2010 Honda Crosstour

Hello. It is possible that the air conditioning system needs a recharge. There could also be a problem with the air conditioning compressor in that it needs to be replaced or that it is clogged. If you'd like to have...

Q: Q: How do I use the power outlets?

Your vehicle has a power outlet on the instrument panel, and, if equipped, in the center console. To use the power outlets, first remove their covers, then plug an electrical device in. The electrical device cannot exceed 12 volts and...

Q: Windshield washer pump not working.

When you operate your sprayers if you hear a quiet buzzing sound then the pump is still working. If there is no sound the pump is at fault. If a leak exists in your washer fluid system all the fluid...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...