Q: Air conditioner not working at idle

asked by on February 01, 2016

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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