Dead Car AC Scenarios and Causes
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Reasons Why Your Car’s AC Died and The Repairs to Fix It

Here is the latest on some scenarios on the causes of a dead AC system in your car and the repairs needed to help you keep your cool in summer traffic.
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Earlier this month we learned about some of the causes and fixes for when your car’s AC is not blowing cool air like it used to. In today’s article we have an extension of the causes of when the AC goes totally out and what repairs you can expect to either do it yourself or take it to a mechanic for service and repair.

Referenced article: Do This with Your Car’s AC System Before Going to a Mechanic

Relevant info: What ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification should you look for in a mechanic to repair your AC?

This info is a second installment of the Car Wizard YouTube channel where the host returns with additional useful information car owners need to know about when it comes to figuring out and understanding the reason(s) why their cars AC is not working.

The video is presented below and well worth the time it takes to watch and learn about your car’s AC system.

In the video you will learn:

• A variety of scenarios related to AC problems.
• What it means when the AC is blowing hot air only.
• The most common reason why the AC is blowing hot air.
• Disappearing refrigerant and how it happens.
• Where to look for refrigerant leaks.
• Why you might not find a refrigerant leak when there is one.
• What mechanical and electrical failures can occur when it’s not a refrigerant problem.
• How the AC compressor operates.
• When it makes sense to just buy a new AC compressor.
• What causes AC noises and what those noises mean.
• Warranty exceptions you need to know when having your compressor replaced.
• Sometimes it’s a simple sensor replacement problem.
• Why adding cans of refrigerant from Walmart is not a recommended attempt at repair.
• Why your AC is fine on the highway but does not work driving in town.
• How using Eco mode can be your problem.
• Do AC repairs really cost as much as $2,000?
• How to use a UV light as a simple diagnostic test.

Your AC died, now what?!? CAR WIZARD shares several reasons why it dies & the repairs to fix it

And finally…

For additional articles about car maintenance and repair that you can do yourself, here are a few selected articles for your consideration:

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Do Champion Spark Plugs Really Belong in Chrysler’s and Lawn Mowers?

Three Important Questions to Ask Before Repairing Your Old Car

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Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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