Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Air conditioner not working

asked by on

I had a response already and it reminded me of something I had already tried. I have tried to jiggle the fan speed switch a lot when it's not working and this has not helped. Also I have tried to change the zones of air direction and it sounds like it's trying to blow a little when I turn it to feet zone and other zones but it then stops, so none of that has helped fix the issue. Also when you start driving down the highway and air is naturally flowing in the a.c. blows a little and sometimes starts the blower on its own. Do you have any other advice that may help diagnose the problem? I don't want to take it in to the shop without having an idea of what it could be.

My car has 83000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

It sounds like your blower fan is likely faulty. The internal contacts of the motor can get worn out, causing intermittent operation. A bad electrical connection elsewhere in the circuit can also cause intermittent operation. I’d suggest having a certified technician check the electrical system to determine the exact cause of your concern. Best of luck!

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 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

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: Car leaks oil

Hi. If your car is leaking oil I would first try to determine exactly where the leak is coming from, as to ensure that the correct repair is made. Any professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, should be able...

Q: Car won't start

Without testing, it will be very difficult to determine what is wrong. That being said, there are a few things that pop into mind. The mesh wire you see may be a ground strap. It is very important that the...

Q: Won't start, weak charge light, and is battery fully charged.

Hi there. The issue is with your battery. The battery may have the voltage, but the amperage is very low and causing the electrical system to not function properly. I recommend replacing your battery. If you need further assistance with...

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...
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...
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.