How to Diagnose Car A/C Problems?
Cars can get awfully hot in the summer, and for many, rolling down the windows just isn’t enough. Vehicle air conditioning is the only thing that makes it bearable, but what happens when the A/C in your vehicle isn’t working.
It happens, and though we hope it never happens to you, it can help knowing how to diagnose common A/C problems in your vehicle. That way you can either fix it yourself or go in for service with some background knowledge.
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Common Car A/C Problems
First, you need to know exactly what the problem with your A/C. In some cases, it can be working but not be blowing out very cold air. In this case, you may want to ensure none of the systems are clogged up. For example, make sure the cabin air filter is clear and that there is no debris causing a problem for air to move through the condenser.
If no air is coming out at all, the you not only have a problem with your A/C but also your heat. In this case, there could be a problem with the blower motor, or perhaps even a busted fuse that needs replacing.
Of course, those are only some of the more common problems. There are many more issues that could be causing problems for your car’s A/C system, so if you need to, it never hurts to have it looked at by a professional mechanic.
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