Q: AC only works for 15 minutes before it stops blowing cold air

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My car is leaking power steering fluid. Also, my AC works for only 15 minutes before it stops blowing cold air.

A leaking power steering system should be taken care of as soon as possible. The fluid in the system cools and lubricates the power steering pump that spins at a high rate of speed which can fail prematurely if it is starved of oil. Have a certified mechanic diagnose your power steering leak and also address your AC problem.

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