Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Heat working, but AC doesn't

asked by on

The heat in my car works, but my AC does not.

The AC on this car is known to have one or more of many possible failures from the compressor, from lines leaking, to control module problems. I recommend that you have a mechanic, like the ones from YourMechanic, do a thorough AC diagnostic check and give you a quote to repair the system. There are too many possibilities on this one to give a good diagnosis without checking it first.

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: 2003 honda odyssey cooling fans don't turn on with AC, ac works while driving and shuts off when sitting still

If the fans are not working properly and consistently to cool and condense the refrigerant in the condenser, pressure in the system could rise high enough to trip the high pressure cut off switch, thus accounting for the compressor shut...

Q: Why does my car shut off right as I am parking and it runs rough 2000 Nissan Altima

Hi there. It sounds like you either have some sort of vacuum leak or possibly an engine misfire. I usually start by checking to see if the check engine light is on and if it is then I scan the...

Q: White smoke at starup on a '98 Maxima

That is a classic sign of the blowing head gasket. What you'd want to do first is watch my video "how to tell if your head gasket is blowing." If it is, you'll need to figure out whether you'd like...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...