6 Signs Your Car’s AC Compressor Is Failing

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Here are the six signs that your car’s AC compressor is about to give out:

1. Strange noises: One of the most common signs is odd, clunky noises coming from your AC unit. If you hear any strange sounds, it’s time to take your car in for repair.

2. Hot air: Another common sign is progressively hotter air coming out of the vents. This happens because the compressor becomes weaker and can’t push as much cold air through the system. If you notice that your car’s AC isn’t keeping you as cool as it used to, it might be time for a new compressor.

3. Fluid leaks: If you see fluid leaking from your AC unit, it’s likely refrigerant fluid that helps cool the air in your car. A leak can cause damage to other parts of the AC system and eventually lead to a total breakdown.

4. Stuck clutch: A stuck clutch is also a sign of a failing AC compressor. The clutch is responsible for engaging and disengaging the compressor, so if it becomes stuck, the compressor won’t start up when it’s supposed to. This can cause the compressor to stay on even after the car has been turned off, which can cause further damage to the system.

5. Tripping circuit breakers: If the breaker keeps tripping, it’s a clear indication that the compressor is on its way out. Too much power is being drawn from the AC system, which can cause damage. In some cases, broken suction lines can also cause problems with the AC system.

6. Broken suction lines: These lines carry the refrigerant from the compressor to the rest of the AC system, and if they’re broken, it can cause the system to malfunction. If you notice any cracks or damage to the suction lines, take your car in for repair immediately.

Ningbo Anchor Auto Parts Co., Ltd. is a leading global supplier of high-quality aftermarket AC parts and tools for a wide range of vehicles, including passenger cars, coach buses, and heavy-duty trucks.

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