Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Car starts, then gets hot and stalls

asked by on

The AC comes on, but doesn't blow cold air, only warm air. Also, the car starts and gets hot, then stalls and won't restart until it has cooled off again.

Hello. It sounds to me like your AC has lost its refrigerant charge and should be tested for leaks. If no leaks are found, you should have a certified mechanic recharge the AC system to specifications. The overheating issue, to my knowledge, might be something to do with a rich fuel condition (stuck open injectors, high fuel pressure, cis fault) that would require further testing. Have a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the overheating problem to make sure the issue is resolved.

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: Knocking noise

The most common cause for a noise to go away when the air conditioner is turned on is a faulty compressor clutch. There could also be a problem with a belt tensioner, or one of the other belt driven components....

Q: Honda Prelude 1993; Car won't start and I smell gas.

Hello. From what you are explaining it sounds like you may have a failing fuel injector. Most of the time when you have a running condition like this it is due to an issue with a fuel injector being stuck...

Q: I was driving and all of a sudden my car made a loud horrible screeching sound and it continues as long as the engine is running

The noise sounds like you have a belt pulley that is seized. You will need to either start the vehicle and look for the pulley to component that is not turning or will need to remove the serpentine belt and...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.