Summer is here, and many drivers are turning on their air conditioner for the first time only to find lukewarm air blowing back at them. Having an air conditioning problem in your vehicle is annoying, to say the least, but there are many ways to troubleshoot the problem and pinpoint exactly what is going wrong. What are the best ways to troubleshoot an air conditioning problem in your car?
Finding Your Air Conditioning Problem
First, start your car and kick on the air conditioner to the highest setting. Feel the air and see if it is warm, cool or cold. If the air is warm or cool, but not as icy-cold as you would associate with an air conditioner, you could be having a problem with airflow. Replacing the air filter could be a quick fix to this issue. A lack of coldness can also be caused by a failed hose or component, damaged evaporator, vacuum leak, failed switch or fuse, Freon leak or failed blower motor. We can pinpoint the exact cause and develop the right solution.
Check the Compressor
Is your air conditioning compressor running? If the compressor is not working correctly, that could be the source of your air conditioning problem. Mesa Towing Services can check the compressor to see if the clutch is engaging properly. If the clutch fails to engage, the compressor might need to be replaced or refilled with refrigerant. We will also check the wiring that leads to the compressor. In some cases, the wiring is damaged or in need of a replacement for the air conditioning problem to be resolved.
Look for Leaks
Did you know that your air conditioning system can leak? Mesa Towing Services can use a special leak detection technique to find any flaws in your system. Using a special dye, we can identify cracks or pinholes that are virtually invisible to the naked eye. Once we find the leak, we can repair the area and restore your AC system to good condition. If there are no leaks, we can also continue troubleshooting.
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