Q: Air conditioner compressor does not turn on

asked by on

The air conditioner compressor does not turn on.

Hi. If the air conditioner compressor does not turn on, this may perhaps be indicative of a problem with the fuse or relay, or perhaps something more serious, such as a failed compressor. I would recommend having the vehicle’s air conditioning system inspected closely by a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, to determine the exact cause of the problem.

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. Air conditioner compressor does not turn on

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: Need to pass smog test

The AC on this car is known to have failures from the compressor such as leaking lines, control module problems, and evaporator issues; there are too many possibilities to give a good diagnosis without checking it first. The smog test...

Q: the fuse for the cooling fan has expired two times i think it may be the relay ?

Fuses are protection devices. Consequently, more often than not, when a fuse blows, it blows because there is a dead short, or an abnormally high current draw, on the circuit. Prior to replacing the fuse, the circuit should be traced...

Q: Car won't start spraid starter fluid in intake car turnd on but then shut of on self

Due to your symptoms, I would recommend having the fuel pressure tested by a qualified mechanic. The fuel pressure specification is set by the manufacturer and if the fuel pressure of your vehicle is lower than what was specified, the...

Related articles

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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
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...