Q: Q: Air conditioner doesn't blow cold air

asked by on

It is summertime and over 100 degrees where we live. The A/C has stopped blowing cold air and just feels like vent air! We recharged the coolant, but it was over charged, so we let some out and then added some back in. That didn’t help. The auto repair shop said the expansion valve was malfunctioning and needed replacing. After the replacement, it was just barely better, but not cold enough. He told us there’s nothing wrong with it. But the car does not cool off! I asked him how can we get the air to come out cold from the start. The air just does not get cold in the daytime - at night it does, but not in the heat of day. How can this be fixed?

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: Air conditioner doesn't blow 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: EGR code and Cylinder number 4 misfire detected.

Hi there. The Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve may be the wrong one or the cheap design could be not designed for the emissions requirements for U.S. standards. If the EGR is pulling from cylinder number 4 and after replacing...

Q: Air conditioning on high caused radio turn off, gas gauge to empty,warning lights on

The most likely cause of this is a battery with a failed cell, alternator, battery cable or the AC compressor itself. If the charging system has a fault, it will not be able to support all of the car's systems,...

Q: Truck goes into reduced power. I have to stop, remove the key from ignition, remove gas cap, and put the gas cap back on. Truck some times will do this 2 to 4 times.

Hi there. Check the gas cap seal and see if there is a crack on it or if there is a distortion on the seal. If there is, I recommend replacing the gas cap. The gas cap seal is designed...

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...
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...
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.