If your car or truck is blowing hot air, you should get it checked out. If you’re thinking about fixing it yourself, here are some common problem areas to check.
- Low Refrigerant – The refrigerant in your vehicle could below. This is a common problem. If this is the case, you’ll need to get a refill. Also be sure to check for any leaks.
- Compressor Issues – The compressor is a pump that helps separate the high-pressure and low-pressure sides of the A/C system. If there’s a burning smell under your dashboard when the A/C is running, you may have compressor issues.
- Evaporator Issues – The evaporator helps to remove hot air from your vehicle. It also helps to remove any heat from the refrigerant. Many times there can be a leak in the evaporator, which causes cooling issues.
- Condenser Issues – The condenser looks similar to your car’s radiator. The condenser helps to cool hot gases traveling in your A/C system in to a liquid.
For more specific information about air conditioning systems and common problems, check out our guide All You Ever Wanted To Know About Air Conditioning.