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2014 Nissan sentra only blows cold air when accelerating

i recently bought my 2014 Nissan sentra and the air conditioner would only blow cold when i was accelerating. when slowed or stopped it would blow almost a lukewarm air. i took it to the mechanic and ...
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Air chuck replacement

I have an air chuck similar to the one pictured. The gasket in the chuck at the end of the short hose is missing so it won't seal around a tire valve and as a result, cant inflate the tire. When I ...
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Troubleshooting and diagnosing a car ac system

I have a 2014 Lexus RX350 that doesn't blow cold air. The clutch never tries to engage on the compressor and the condenser fan never runs. Static pressure was about 100 psi (the garage was 85' f) on ...
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2001 Malibu air conditioner won't stay on

When I turn on the AC, I can see the compressor clutch engage, blower motor is running, no cool air. I also noticed about every 5 seconds a light 'clunk' from the area of the compressor. After about ...
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AC Compressor Bracket Broken After Poorly Attached Undercarriage Skid Plate?

TL;DR My AC compressor bracket broke yesterday and a mechanic forgot to fully attach my undercarriage skid plate last week. Are the two related or is this just bad luck? Vehicle is a 2012 Honda Civic ...
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AC not working on a 2005 Chevy Sonic

I took my 2015 Chevy Sonic to the dealer because my air conditioner wasn't working. I've had a million problems with this car but it's been under warranty till now. Theyve even replaced the motor. Or ...
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AC compressor clutch snap ring holes covered up by something

I'm trying to get the snap ring out of the AC compressor clutch but the holes on the snap ring are covered up. It seems to come from below the holes and protruding out of the holes. I am leaving ...
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2010 Mitsubishi sent up with the car just idling. The compressor isn't working because belt isn't turning & sparks & smokes a little when cranked

The compressor isn't working because the belt isn't turning causing it to spark and smoke a little bit when I crank it. That's without the AC or heat being on. Also, when I drive it it makes the loud ...
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Using parts pullers for the installation [closed]

Background: I have a car that is way overdue for replacement, 1997 Lexus ES300 that also recently had its compressor seize up. While looking for used cars, considering the limited travel nowadays I ...
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93-96 Honda Civic a/c problems

Alright guys so I'm having a difficult problem with my a/c system. I'm somewhat of a mechanic so il list down things I've done to try and fix the problem. But long story short my a/c runs great in ...
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Sad, whiny, stressed out, constipated noise when AC is on. Is it dangerous?

Another hot one today... I noticed in my Ford 5.4 v8 1998 van, when my AC is in the process of workin (like in the time between when it clicks on and clicks off), if I'm driving at certain speeds (...
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AC clutch plate on and off

My ac was not working so I installed a new ac pulley, clutch plate, and coil. Now it seems to be working fine again. I notice, however, that the clutch plate engages and disengages fairly regularly (...
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Normal AC refrigerant pressure range?

Long story short: the ac of my 2013 Rogue is not working and I am in the process of eliminating various possibilities. One of these is the amount of refrigerant in the system. Hence my question: With ...
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Nissan Rogue AC Compressor Question

I have a 2013 Nissan Rogue. The ac is not working and I am attempting to fix it by replacing the ac clutch, pulley, and coil. There is something I don't grasp about how the ac compressor works. My ...
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Is the AC compressor drawing a large load to the engine causing it to idle poorly?

This is for an 04 Honda Accord 2.4L that's been acting strange. When the car is running and AC is off, car runs fine while driving but when I come to a stop, the engine sort of shudders and RPMS ...
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Could there really be THIS massive a leak in my a/c?

I've had problems with my A/C, in particular, my compressor clutch doesn't engage. (2012 Ford Mustang, V6) I replaced the low pressure switch and even bypassed the relay to ensure that the clutch is ...
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2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t is stalling when the A/C is on... what could it be?

2004 Saab 9-5 2.3t is stalling when the A/C is on... what could it be? My mechanic added Freon and it was working ok but now it seems like the engine wants to give up. Could it be the compressor?
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New compressor oil level

Reading from the service manual: INSTALLATION SERVICE POINT .>>A<< COMPRESSOR INSTALLATION If a new compressor is installed, first adjust the amount of oil according to the procedures ...
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AC not working in 2013 Honda CRV

The air-conditioning in my 2013 Honda CRV went out about a year ago. It started going out intermittently, and then it died altogether. I’ve bought the compressor, the condenser, and the expansion ...
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Compressor Oil and Does It Need After Refrigereant Recover

I am wanting to replace the AC compressor and receiver drier myself. So, I took my Honda Accord 2007 EX V6 to a local Firestone to have the refrigerant taken out. I inquired about the right amount of ...
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A/C compressor Switches of at the same time as the Fan motor

I have a Lexus IS250 2008 the a/c compressor switches off the same time as the fan motor blower. Cant seem to find a fix, the blower motors are new just bought and switched. Any ideas for a fix?
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How to determine exact amount of oil in a refrigerant system?

Our all components and refrigerant pipes are new. As far as we know, Compressor is sold with oil inside of it. Do you think should I add extra oil into system after I assemble all system or Is the ...
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Honda Civic 2006 AC clutch disengaging when warm

My AC on my honda civic 2006 works very well for the first 15 - 20 min after starting the car. Then the clutch starts engaging and disengaging frequently until eventually in about 10 min it completely ...
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Is it time to replace the compressor clutch on my 2008 Mazda3?

The AC on my 2008 Mazda3 fails to cool the car after I've been driving it for more than 10 minutes or so. It's able to produce cold air while I'm idling from a cold start, but it seems like the ...
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What type of refrigerant do I need for an 07 Honda Civic Hybrid......?

My 07 civic AC stopped working and clutch no longer engages. I checked fuses, relays, etc..and all were fine. I did not realize Hybrids use a different type of compressors (use air conditioning ...
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What makes AC clutch not to engage?

I have problem with the AC compressor in my 2004 kia carnival which was working fine until i swaped the engine in the local workshop. I checked all fuses they are seems to be good. I tried to wire the ...
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Loss of engine power when AC compressor engages

I have a 2008 Honda Civic Si and it runs great. But, whenever I'm driving at about 6mph - 20mph with the AC on, I can feel a drag in the engine (power loss) whenever the AC compressor engages. The ...
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AC Compressor issues

My AC Compressor is bad. I work out of town and I can’t afford to have it fixed right now. Since winter is upon us do I need to have it fixed right away?
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Adding A/C Compressor oil

I had a new ac compressor put on my 04 Mitsu Endeavor. At that time I didn't know oil had to be put in the compressor but had them put it on anyway. It's not been used since but I want to start ...
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AC compressor stopped working, electrical/program issue

My Ac was working fine untill 2 days ago, I was accelrating normally and then generic error messege appeared on the dash and the AC stopped! (fans and compressor). I tested the fans, they are woking ...
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AC compressor replacement

I replaced my AC compressor and wanted to know if I can run it without haveing the AC on.........I replaced the AC compressor myself and need to take it to get vacuumed. I wanna know if I can drive it,...
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Diagnosing AC System

I recently purchased a used 2006 Honda Civic Si. The AC system is not working as the system does not blow cold air. The clutch on the compressor is not engaging, however the condenser fan is running ...
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How to add compressor oil to an AC system that's already charged?

I recently fixed a leak in my car's AC system. Before I charged the system with fresh refrigerant after a complete evacuation, I almost forgot to add some PAG oil to the system. Which leads me to my ...
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Can a new AC kill the alternator and the battery?

11 days after Sierra Shell mechanics repaired my trucks AC system, truck displays warning symbols on dash and suddenly loses all power. My neighbor looked at battery and adds water to 2 dried cells. ...
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AC clutch engages no cold air, equal pressure across lines

I recently took my Honda Accord to the mechanic and it was found that there was equal pressure on the high and low side AC lines (around 90 psi on an 80°F day). However the clutch was still engaging ...
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Clear liquid leaking from used A/C compressor I bought. Should I worry?

I recently bought a used A/C compressor to replace the one that died in my 2007 Mazda 3. When I went to the auto wreckers to pick it up, it leaked a clear looking oily liquid out of the one of the ...
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2002 Ford ZX2 A/C compressor turns off when engine is warmed up, but works fine when engine is cold

Observations: A/C and compressor work fine when starting car for the first time for the day A/C and compressor stayed working fine when idling 5-10 minutes A/C and compressor work fine for a few ...
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I jumped my Saturn Compressor - still not engaging

I jumped my Saturn compressor right to the battery but the clutch did not click nor engage. what does this mean? I also used the paper clip trick with the low pressure switch and it only turns on the ...
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My 2007 Toyota Corolla dies when I turn on the AC

My Toyota Corolla dies the moment I switch on the AC. The engine runs fine without the AC engaged, but as soon as I switch on the AC the car dies without even a sign of hesitation. What could be the ...
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A/C Not working

I drive a 2010 Ford Focus that blows warm air at full A/C. Today I purchased a A/C recharge kit, and attempted to recharge the A/C. Initially, when I attached the recharge kit (car running, A/C on ...
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What does tire size have to do with the capabilities of an air compressor?

I was shopping around for a tire air inflator for my car, and noticed that for a Viair 84/85P Model, it can pump 31" inch tires but has a work pressure of 60 PSI, compared to the 70/74P Model, which ...
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