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Q: Air conditioner not working at idle

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The air conditioner does not work when the car is sitting idle. There are no leaks underneath the car.

Hi there. You can be experiencing a weak AC compressor clutch engagement. I recommend having a certified mechanic sent by YourMechanic come take a closer look at the Air conditioner issues.

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