Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Check gauge light is on. Air stops cooling

asked by on

The check gauge light comes on and the ac stops cooling. Recently had work done on ac

My car has 177000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The Check Gauge Light comes on to prompt yo...

The Check Gauge Light comes on to prompt you to look at one of the gauges that is high, such as the coolant gauge for the engine overheating. If the A/C has stopped cooling, then you may have a cooling system problem with the engine. You will need to check the engine for a defective cooling fan clutch and look for potential cooling system leaks. You may want to have the recent work you had done checked by the person who serviced your car. If you would like to have an independent mechanic take a look, an expert technician from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your AC system and pinpoint any faults.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: after changing valve cover gasket truck just crank no start

Hi there: The only thing I imagine that could cause this problem is if you accidentally removed an ignition wire or wire to connected to the starter relay. There should be no reason why replacing a valve cover gasket on...

Q: Shift lock button releases stuck gear, but re-sticks

Hello. It sounds like you may just have a bad brake switch on the brake pedal. Both the brake lights and the shift lock use this switch. I usually remove the switch and test it with an ohm meter, but...

Q: How do I customize the Air Conditioning Mode settings?

The Air Conditioning Mode settings allow you to choose whether or not the air conditioning automatically turns on when the vehicle is started. Changing the Air Conditioning Mode settings takes only a few steps: 1. Turn on the infotainment system....

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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
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...