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Q: Compressor problem

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There is a problem with the compressor.

AC is a complicated system. Many things are involved in turning the compressor on. Your problem could stem from low refrigerant, an electrical issue, or a mechanical problem with the clutch or compressor. I recommend having a certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, come out to your car’s location to inspect your AC system, and suggest the best path to repair.

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