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Leaking Evaporator Cores

Most people never see an air-conditioner evaporator core. Designers often tuck the evaporator core away, deep inside the dash. Like most auto parts, evaporator cores sometimes fail. When an evaporator core fails, the result is a loss of refrigerant and a lack of cooling.

Interior Water Leaks I

Water leaks into vehicles in several ways. People also discover wet carpeting in their vehicles in many ways. Sometimes stepping on the passenger floor gives a squish. Other times we drop something and find a wet floor when we reach for it. Finding and correcting the source of the problem is imperative to prevent other issues.

Contaminated Refrigerant

Most folks are shocked to learn their air conditioner system is contaminated. "How could this happen," is a common response. Many refrigerant products, sold to consumers, contain things other than pure refrigerant.

Automotive Air Conditioner Problems, Part IV

When an air conditioner suffers a failure, proper repair will be expensive. An improper repair will be vastly more expensive. Diagnosis, cleanliness and a full repair are the keys to a long-lasting repair.

Automotive Air Conditioner Problems, Part III

Air conditioner leaks are one of the most common failures. Proper repair can be expensive, but will only need to be done once. Improper repair will cost many times more and cannot sometimes be fixed.

Automotive Air Conditioner Problems, Part II

They refer to the gas in an air conditioner as refrigerant. Over time, refrigerant may leak, and low refrigerant is one cause for an air conditioner to stop cooling. Many other things also cause the system to not cool. Without diagnosing the real problem, adding more refrigerant may destroy the compressor and worse.

Automotive Air Conditioner Problems, Part I

Two things most people know about automotive air conditioning are, it is hard to live without, and repairing it is expensive. The next few articles give increasingly more complex ways of checking and servicing air-conditioning systems in vehicles.

How To Fix a Car's Heater

A modern automotive heater provides warmth in the coldest situation. When it fails, things can get cold in a hurry. Finding the cause is important and easier with a basic understanding of how the system works.

Should You Use Stop Leak

Vehicle fluids, such as engine oil, automatic transmission fluid and even power steering fluid are highly specialized. Engineers take a multitude of factors into account when specifying these fluids. Damage can be done by using the incompatible fluids or by using stop-leak additives.

How Automotive Air Conditioners Work

Most people understand that air conditioning cools the inside of a vehicle. The mechanical process is not complicated, and a bit of physics helps to understand how it all works.

Reasons Air Conditioners Don't Cool

Modern vehicles are not designed to be operated without air conditioning. When the temperature rises, it does not take long to figure out whether the air conditioner is working or not. The extremely important key is why?

Wasting Thousands On AC Repair

Every year well-intentioned folks try to recharge their vehicle’s air conditioner. At best they get temporary results and often they get a huge and very costly surprise. With modern air conditioning, what you may not know can cost you dearly.

Vehicle Temperature Controls

Automotive climate control systems are convenient and dependable. With dual-zone climate control we can even select our individual temperature preference. We need several components to make this happen. When things go wrong, it takes an understanding of the system to find the problem.

Preventing Air Conditioner Failure

There are two things most people know about automotive air conditioning. You cannot do without it [in South Louisiana] and it is expensive to repair. The first is a fact the second can often be prevented.