Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-1s2p61sjs:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-1s2p61sjs:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-85577-1s2p61sjs:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-1s2p61sjs:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-1s2p61sjs:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-1s2p61sjs:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-1s2p61sjs:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-1s2p61sjs:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-85577-1s2p61sjs:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-85577-1s2p61sjs:173:8

Q: No cooling, advised changing compressor. System is 3 years old - should it go bad so quickly ?

asked by on

I changed the entire A/C system (to be compatible with R134) in 2013. It had cost me about $1200. This year, the cooling is gone bad and I thought I needed a recharging. My nearby gas station filled up the gas, changed the valve and now has confirmed that I needed a new compressor plus drier.

My car has 160000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Unfortunately it is not unheard of for R134...

Unfortunately it is not unheard of for R134 converted vehicles to go through compressors more frequently. R134 requires higher running pressures than R12 did. Two things to make sure of this time around for longer compressor life.

  1. Make sure they put the correct amount of refrigerant oil in the system.

  2. Make certain they used a compressor that has been built/rebuilt to handle the higher pressures required by R134.

If you'd like a second opinion on this, consider YourMechanic, as a certified technician can diagnose the issue with your A/C and help you fix it accordingly.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Opinion about older AC systems versus the AC systems in modern cars

Here is the kicker. The old air conditioning systems were huge and they wasted a lot of energy. But with that said, they blew as cool as can be and lasted a long time. For example, you can take...

Q: I am having a problem with my AC/Heat button turning on in my car

This sounds like a bad switch in your dash. The fact that nothing lights up would suggest there is no power getting to the switch. I would recommend having the actual A/C button/switch tested for continuity to be sure it...

Q: Car does not stay started in drive.

It sounds like you may have a problem with the transmission. I would take the car to a transmission specialist to determine the problem. I suspect that it is something bad like the clutches in the transmission are worn out...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...