As stated above , the a/c shut down screen came up and the check engine light is now on. I've checked and replaced one of the coolant temp sensors, the coolant seems to be flowing through the system and there is good heat in the cabin. When I turn on the A/C switch inside and crank to full, it feels as if I'm getting some pretty cold air , although because it's 31* outside, that's hard to tell. I wish to fix this problem myself as I can't afford to pay the high prices for the repair elsewhere, but I'm stuck as to how to proceed. I've also checked fuses that seem to be related to the a/c or fan..no help there. Please tell me how to proceed and if it is okay for my wife to drive the car this way, and if so....for how long before damage occurs?
My car has 50000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.
Hello, and thank you for writing in. There is very likely a TSB (technician service bulletin) out for your ECU due to a fault with the manufacture’s equipment. To resolve this issue you should start by taking it to your local dealership and explaining the issue. If your vehicle is one of the models known to have this defect, they will fix the issue for free and likely fix the issue relatively quickly. You should have this taken care of soon, as there is no real way to tell how long it will be until the issue effects other components. However there is no reason to believe that you are in immediate danger driving the vehicle. For any further help maintaining the vehicle, contact our service department.
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