Q: Hot air coming out of AC

asked by on

The air conditioner runs, but hot air comes out.

Hi. What you might be feeling run is the blower motor. The blower is a different system from the air conditioning. The air conditioning is what actually blows the cold air in your vehicle. The most common cause of an a/c not working is a leak. The refrigerant system is a sealed system. If a leak develops, the system won’t run once it gets too low. Consider seeking help from a qualified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, to inspect the AC issue your car is encountering. If there is a leak the system it will need to be recharged in order to check it appropriately.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Hot air coming out of AC

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: My low oil light comes on but, when I start the car the second time, it goes out and the dipstick reads full

Hi. The most likely cause of this problem is the oil level sensor has an intermittent problem and is about to fail. There is electrical circuitry inside the oil level sensor that sends info to PCM. Sometimes this electrical circuitry...

Q: Air conditioner clutch air gap inconsistent

There are a few things that cause the compressor to cycle; the clutch is not usually one of them. They typically work, or do not work. You can backfeed a test light into the circuit to see if it is...

Q: Random shifting in and of neutral position

Hello. If the noise is only heard when shifting gears it is likely that you have a worn transmission or engine mount. I'd recommend getting some help from a certified technician who can diagnose your shifting issue firsthand and inspect...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.