Automotive AC repair
Automotive AC repair is easy to do and can be done by a technician or you can do it at home if you have knowledge on how automotive ACs work. Most problems experienced by an automotive AC are visible on the AC or from the tools used to check on the AC. The first thing to do is to check the pressure using pressure gauges which use PSI.
If on checking the pressure you find that the compressor has high discharge pressure this may mean one of the following:
For low compressor discharge pressure could be as a result of:
After checking the suction pressure and finding high pressure the following could be the cause:
When there is low suction pressure
Some of the problems can be detected without using the pressure gauge such as finding out that your compressor is not working. This could be caused by a variety of reasons:
The diagnosis that you do may show that the evaporator is not cooling and presents itself as hot air leaks into the car and could be as a result of:
The following steps could help you determine what is wrong with the AC and how to fix it. However if you find the steps are too complex you can always contact the various automotive AC repair companies so you can get a technician to come and fix the AC. The repair people will also advice you to get regular maintenance to prevent irregular breakdowns and costly replacement of parts. This article may help you understand the terminology so that even as you receive the diagnosis from the technician you can be able to tell the different problems and the provided solutions.