Q: Q: Air conditioner not working

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My air conditioning is not working, though the AC has Freon. The gauges are not reading up to par. The compressor might need replacement.

Hi. It may be a compressor issue, or it could be an expansion valve that is a stuck open. A stuck open expansion valve would show a higher than normal pressure on the low side when the AC is in operation. You may want to enlist the help of a mechanic to inspect the AC problem with your vehicle.

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