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Q: Hot air coming out of vents

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Hot air comes out of the vents even when the air conditioner is on. The air conditioner and vents work better when the car fan is on.

A: It sounds to me like your AC isn't kick...

It sounds to me like your AC isn't kicking on. Usually this is caused by low refrigerant in the AC system or a leak. If you need help with repairs, have a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come diagnose your AC problem and service your vehicle.

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