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Q: Air conditioner not working properly

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The air conditioner in my car is not working properly.

A: If your A/C is not working properly there c...

If your A/C is not working properly there can be a number of things wrong. If the air is flowing fine from the proper vents then the interior part of the system should be fine. If the air is simply not getting cold then the system may be low on refrigerant. There could be a problem with the compressor or possibly a pressure issue. You will need to have a trained technician use pressure gauges to diagnose the problem with your A/C system.

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