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Easiest way to disable the A/C compressor

My A/C system has a leak in it and my compressor is making an awful noise: probably needs replacing. Winter is coming though, and I really don't want to spend any time or money on tracking down leaks ...
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2004 Mercury Marquis LS A/C & fan problems

My 04 Mercury Grand Marquis auto temp controlled A/C was working fine last night when I parked it. I got in it today, and it has no fan speeds at all, and the compressor is kicking on and off. I'm not ...
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02 Cavalier A/C Problem

2002 Chevy Cavalier 2.2L VIN 4 A/C Compressor will not engage. Swapped out with a used one from savage yard. It holds Pressure - when the high pressure side (where you put Freon) is pressed in, it ...
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Mechanic Didn't Diagnose Full Problem

I recently went in to get my AC looked at. They tested it, said that all it needed was a compressor. I was quoted $826 and change to have my air conditioner fixed. I saved up that sum, came in to ...
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How to know BMW e46 AC type

Apparently there are two types of air conditioning units - IHKR and IHKA - in BMW e39's. I'm curious whether there are different types in e46's and, if so, how do I find out?
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BMW e46 cabin air vent smells

The cabin vents smell like mold and mildew. It's worse during humid days. I'm pretty sure the AC has something to do with it (since it smells bad when I turn the AC off and keep the fans blowing) but ...
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AC Recharge- What did I do wrong?

I drive a 2010 VW Golf. The AC has not been working at all lately. Before taking it in to the pros, I bought an AC Recharge Kit and only got to step 1 on the directions. When I hooked it up to the ...
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A/C blows hot air on acceleration

2008 Malibu A/C blows hot air on acceleration. At idle or once maintained speed, it cools and blows cold again.
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AC: Fixing or Recharging?

I have Toyota Camry 2000. The problem is AC does not blow any cold air. So, I bought R134a and recharging it myself. It costs me about $12. However, it lasts for about a month. I checked with couple ...
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What do I risk if I don't fix my leaking evaporator core on my 2004 Jeep GC?

The shop just tested my non-working AC, and recharged the freon - so, for now, it's working. Cost $118 all in. However, they tell me I have a leak in my evaporator core, and that it will take 16 ...
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Why does my A/C blow foul smelling air when it first turns on?

Most of the time when I first turn on the A/C in our 2008 Toyota Sienna, the air that blows out has a very distinct chemical - nasty smell. After a while it seems to go away. I'm not sure if I just ...
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1997 Ford Expedition Intermittent Hot/Cold Air

I have a 1997 Ford Expedition with a seemingly random Hot/Cold air swapping issue. In the winter, when I turned on the heat, it would randomly alternate between blowing freezing cold air from outside, ...
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Switching off the AC before turning off the engine to increase longevity - urban myth? [duplicate]

I was riding with a friend and he insisted that it's better for me to switch off the AC before turning off the engine because when you turn on the car the AC won't get switched on with it and the ...
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Air-conditioning intermittent failure

I drive a 2007 model Skoda Fabia 1.4Ltr mpl. My air conditioning trips off after driving for 5minute. Hardly stays on during traffic. Fan still rolls but cooling stops. Also noticed it tries staying ...
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Air conditioning trips off [duplicate]

My air conditioning trips off after driving for 5 minutes, and it hardly stays on in traffic conditions. The fan keeps rotates but cooling stops. When I increase the fan speed and am driving at high ...
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What AC component would likely be the problem with my consistent power loss while driving?

I have looked through the questions to find an answer to my question and none of the questions seem to similar enough to this. I have recently purchased a 2002 Subaru Impreza Rs and the car is doing ...
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A/C on older cars.

I have a 1981 Toyota starlet (kp61) There isn't much online or I'm not looking in the right places. Everything is there but some air ways don't work(only throws air in 1 vent). Which is not even cold. ...
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Do I have to get another Volvo?

I live in Florida and have mold allergies. Multiple times my 2008 Sienna van has a bad AC smell develop which makes me cough my head off. The dealer has cleaned the evaporator and ducts and the ...
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How to replace broken AC pressure switch Kia Optima 2006

I was replacing the windshield fluid motor in my wife's car, and I saw this sensor had broken in half. Says it's an AC pressure switch, and looks like I could just unscrew it and replace. Except for ...
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Volkswagen A/C Intermittent

I want to repair my Volkswagen Passat '07 A/C. I've taken it to two shops (dealer and independent) and they both say the entire a/c system needs to be replaced. The strange thing is, that sometimes it ...
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Is it possible to charge car battery through cigar lighter socket?

I plan to modify my SUV into a camping car. Can I charge my car battery through cigar lighter socket with a 13.6 voltage when my engine is off? Also, can I power the air conditioning compressor and ...
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Car AC is not working [closed]

My car AC was working perfectly and today i took the car (Honda City 2000)for oil change and car wash. The man has blow the air and wash the engine as well. After that my car AC is not working. Please ...
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A/C Issues with a Mechanical Temp. Control

First Start of my A/C is good but when my evaporator is cold, my A/C Goes On and Off Rapidly. On for a second then Off for a Second. Does it have to be the Mechanical Temperature causes the problem? ...
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How can I remove Factory Air Conditioning from a 1965 Mopar Big Block

I have a 1965 Mopar 383 Big Block with factory air conditioning. I would like to remove the air conditioning from the engine, including the A/C pump. Unfortunately, the belts for the accessories are ...
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Most Efficient Way To Run AC

What's the most efficient way to run the AC in my car? In my 2007 Subaru I can set the temperature to 65 F and the temperature will reach and stay at a comfy 65 degrees. But I imagine the A/C ...
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Inverting the A/C VSV Switch

I bought a 2E Carburetor for my 4G13 Engine. My Problem is that 2E Carburetor Idle Up A/C Vacuum Actuator needs vacuum when the engine is on and when the A/C is On, the idle up vsv will be Off (or no ...
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Subaru Outback - AC blowing less air out of one vent

I have a new 2015 Subaru Outback. A day after I got it, I noticed a faint crackling noise coming from the air conditioning vent when the AC is set to high. It's very faint but it's very noticeable. ...
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1995 Grand Marquis Blower Motor housing L&R

The blower motor housing is shot. both left and right side. I got the right side off pretty easy but the left side looks not so easy. If I am looking at it correctly, it looks like the heater core ...
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AC/heater fan only blows at high speed [duplicate]

All of a sudden the AC/heater fan on my 2004 Toyota Matrix does not work properly. The fan has four positions. The first 3 no longer blow air at all, but the 4th position (the highest) works. A ...
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Malfunctioning air conditioner mystery - recharge makes car run worse

The air conditioning in my 2002 Subaru Impreza has sort of worked the last couple years. This year it got bad enough that I began trying to fix it, but even though it's totally useless on a 30 minute ...
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Air conditioning not on, but still giving out cold air when car in motion, and makes hissing sounds

Have a 2000 Honda Accord 4 cylinder. Problem started last week. Turned a/c to cold, cold air not as cold as before, plus a loud hissing sound that seems to be coming from the passenger side, under the ...
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The reasons for evaporator core leaking

My verna hyundai evaporator core starts leaking two years after the car purchase. tell me the reason why its leaks
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Why would turning on the A/C affect my alternator output voltage?

So yet another chapter unfolds in the A/C gremlin saga of my LS1 Chevy. Backdrop A/C compressor is relatively new (2 years old) One of the belts is squeaking (not sure which one) Recently performed ...
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How do I convert a R12 to R134A for my AC system?

I have an older vehicle that has AC, but it needs a recharge. It uses the older R12 refrigerant and it is very expensive and can be difficult to locate as it is not made in the US anymore. How do I ...
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A/C Idle Issue on very hot weather

My Vehicle is a 1996 Mitsubishi Lancer (CB1A) with a 4G13 Engine and I'm having some A/C Issues when the weather is sunny hot. I already replace with a new ones like Mitsubishi-Air A/C Compressor, ...
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Blower motor resistor Continuously Going Out…or not?

I drive a 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo and the A/C is usually fine. However, this car has gone through 4 blower motor resistors. What happens is that, randomly while driving or when turning the A/C on (it ...
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Air vent squeaks while car in on position

My kia rondo 07 if I have key in on position but not started I turn air on and it squeaks like old door hinge is that not normal or a problem
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A/C Fan Speeds Working on High and Low only on 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS

On my 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis, the blower just started working on only two speeds, high and low. Recently the blower suddenly quit working altogether and it was the resister. What's the best take ...
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AC on driver's side is bad.

I have Mercedes E350 2009. On driver's side, AC is not as cold as the passenger's side (second and back). Also, AC is much colder when air intake is set to inside but every five minutes it disconnects ...
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A/C clutch turns on and off frequently

I have 2011 Mazda CX7. When I first turn the car on I can see the A/C clutch being engaged, but after the car runs for bit, then clutch disengages. After a while it starts to engage for few seconds ...
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HVAC is not blowing. Is it most likely the blower motor?

I have a 1998 Buick Park Avenue (standard not ultra). Recently the heating and air stopped blowing. It acts normal in every other way (lights and indicators work as normal) but I am not getting any ...
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A/C causes the the car to die

I have a 1999 ford ecsort Zx2 it has the 2.0L DOHC engine in it or known as the Ztec engine. When I am driving with the A/C on it sputers and dies but restarts. What would cause this? it runs just ...
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Why is car A/C typically less reliable than fridges/freezers?

I just had the A/C in my car die on me again; air coming through the vents with the A/C is just as warm with it turned on as off. However, my fridge/freezer is something I've had for over 5 years and ...
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High RPM and engine heating on 2001 Subaru Legacy

I have a 2001 Subaru Legacy L station wagon with 143k miles. I do not know when the timing belt was done, or when the spark plugs were replaces last. I only know that the brakes, tires, and one of the ...
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A/C Reciever Drier for 1962 Skylark

I need to replace the A/C receiver drier (a.k.a. accumulator) in my 1962 Buick Skylark (V8 convertible), however the aftermarket ones I've been finding online (e.g. ...
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Do I need to add oil after A/C evacuation without replacing any parts?

My 1999 Suburban's A/C started to lose its cooling capacity last fall. In late fall it stopped cooling completely (there was a mechanic involved with other parts of the vehicle at the time). This ...
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My a/c goes in and out at random times. Help!

I have a Pontiac Grand Prix GT 1998. She runs great except my A/C is now acting up. I first noticed it a few weeks ago. I was driving and it was almost like someone had turned the air down so it ...
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Remote Car Climate Controller

I am investigating the possibility of monitoring and controlling the car cabin temperature using GPRS. I will be using Arduino Uno and GSM shield to communicate with an Android App. The arduino works ...
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When I set the air flow to Defrost, it turns on the A/C?

On a 2001 Honda Civic. Having the temp dial to HOT. When I turn the air flow dial from FRONT to Defrost (windshield), it turns on the A/C button and the A/C motor kicks in also. It just started doing ...
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Anyone knows of a tutorial on how to remove/replace the radio and AC unit in a 2001 Subaru Legacy?

I have new radio and AC units for my 2001 Subaru Legacy L Station Wagon but I do not know how to install them. It seems more complicated than I expected. Does anyone knows of a good tutorial or manual ...