Diagnosing Your Bad Air Conditioning System

In most cases it doesn’t take long for you to realize your vehicle’s A/C system isn’t working. It’s a feature that is commonly used, especially in Texas, just about every time we get in our vehicles. No one likes driving when they’re uncomfortable so if a bad heating and air conditioning system is inconveniencing you then take some time to find out what is causing the problem.

Since the setup of an A/C system is weird you can understand how problems can sometimes be complicated. Many sources will tell you your car’s A/C is essentially a refrigerator in a slightly different layout. They accomplish the same goals of moving heat from one place to another and have similar components but beyond that you need to understand how a refrigerator works if you really want to get familiar with A/C systems.

If you’re A/C is failing you then follow this checklist to narrow down the list of possible problems:

  1. First, check for leaks. Before you touch anything you always want to check for a leak.
  2. If no leak is present turn on your car and turn the A/C up to its highest setting. If no air is coming out you may have a bad blower fan. If warm air is blowing out you may have a problem with the compressor or radiator being disengaged.
  3. Feel for any kind of cooling at all. If you’re feeling some kind of cooling then it’s possible you just have low pressure.
  4. Check other areas for possible problems.

Other problems could include bad wiring, bad tubing or coils, or cracks or holes in components causing leaks. Leaks can sometimes be easy to spot but not always the easiest to reseal depending on its location. Hopefully it can be fixed without much hassle but if other components need to be removed in order to gain access to the leak then you may want to bring your vehicle into 2J’s Automotive.

At 2J’s Automotive we have certified technicians who can fix whatever heating and A/C problem you’re experiencing. Our expert mechanics work on all makes and models both foreign and domestic so there isn’t a problem or setup configuration we’re unfamiliar with.

We can also give you a FREE diagnostic test ($80 value) to help us pinpoint the location of the problem so we can be better prepared for the services and repairs that are required.

Call us at 817-232-9866 if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment.

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