Earlier this month, we uncovered some of the causes and solutions when your car’s air conditioner isn’t blowing cool air like it used to. In today’s article we have an expansion of the causes of total AC blackout and the repairs you can expect to either do it yourself or take it to a mechanic for the maintenance and repair.
Reference article: Do this with your car’s AC system before going to a mechanic
Relevant information: What ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification should you look for in a mechanic to repair your air conditioner?
This information is a second part of the car assistant YouTube channel where the host comes back with additional useful information that car owners need to know when it comes to determining and understanding the reason(s) why their car’s air conditioning is not working.
The video is featured below and is well worth the time to watch and learn more about your car’s AC system.
In the video you will learn:
• A variety of AC problem scenarios.
• What it means when the air conditioner only blows warm air.
• The most common reason why the air conditioner blows hot air.
• Refrigerant disappearing and how it happens.
• Where to look for refrigerant leaks.
• Why you might not find a refrigerant leak when there is.
• What mechanical and electrical failures can occur when it is not a refrigerant problem.
• How the AC compressor works.
• When it makes sense to simply buy a new air conditioning compressor.
• What causes AC noises and what do these noises mean?
• Warranty exceptions you need to be aware of when replacing your compressor.
• Sometimes it is just a sensor replacement problem.
• Why adding Walmart refrigerant canisters is not a recommended repair attempt.
• Why your air conditioner works well on the highway but doesn’t work in the city.
• How using Eco mode can be your problem.
• Do air conditioning repairs really cost up to $2,000?
• How to use a UV light as a simple diagnostic test.
Your AC is dead, now what? ! ? CAR WIZARD shares several reasons why it dies and the repairs to fix it
For additional articles on car maintenance and repair that you can do yourself, here are a few selected articles for your consideration:
• Car battery maintenance, testing and replacement with this ultimate guide
• Do Champion spark plugs really belong in Chrysler mowers and lawn mowers?
• Three important questions to ask before fixing your old car
Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced in early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for better performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily news on new and used vehicles.
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