Q: Air conditioner not getting cold.

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Air conditioner stopped getting cold. The blower works.

My car has 88000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The air conditioning system can be quite complex as there are many parts working together. The most common problems are leaks. If not repaired correctly, the system will degrade from the inside. Air or moisture in the system will damage the compressor. Too little, or too much refrigerant or oil and you will not get cold air. There are many electrical aspects as well. Pressure sensors, temperature sensors, switches, the compressor clutch, and cooling fans. The engine’s cooling system has to be working properly to deal with the added heat. All in all, your best bet will be to have an expert inspect the A/C system for you in order to have this properly taken care of.

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