Why Isn’t My Car’s A/C Working Anymore?

The last thing you want to happen when you’re driving down Interstate 68 heading to Morgantown, WV is to turn on your A/C and feel nothing at all – or worse – hot air. It happens to drivers every summer and the main culprit is usually a lack of refrigerant, but it can also be a myriad of other problems.

At South Park Service Center, these are the most common problems that we see that need an immediate A/C repair are:

Refrigerant is Low
Your air conditioning system needs refrigerant to produce cool air. When your vehicle is either producing less cool air than before or the air is even starting to feel warm, it may be time to “recharge” your A/C.

A performance check will let you know if a recharge is necessary.

Bad A/C Compressor
The primary part of every A/C unit is the compressor. This pressurizers the refrigerant in the system that cools the air. A compressor will also monitor and control temperature output. If the compressor is bad, you will need to have it replaced.

There is also the chance that the serpentine belt is bad, but you will experience far worse problems than a broken A/C at this point.

Common signs that a compressor is bad include:

  • Freon or oil leaks
  • Noise from the compressor
  • Erratic A/C temperatures or operation
  • Replacing a compressor is necessary if the unit is going bad, or has ceased working completely.

    Failed Blower Motor / Resistor
    The blower motor pushes air through the vehicle’s ventilation system. When the blower motor stops working, you may hear the air conditioning system kick on, but you won’t feel the cool air coming out of the vents.

    This is normally a blower motor that has stopped working and needs to be serviced or replaced.

    Failed Condenser
    Found in the front of most vehicles, the condenser turns hot refrigerant gas into cool liquid. When a unit is not producing adequate cool air, this may mean that the condenser is:

  • Leaking
  • Clogged
  • Corroded
  • A clog or leak may be able to be serviced by a professional, but the condenser may simply need to be replaced to correct the issue.

    Car A/C Repair in Morgantown WV
    These are just some of the many problems that can cause a perfectly good A/C to stop working seemingly overnight. You may also have vacuum leaks, failed switches and relays, or a variety of other failed components. A proper inspection of your system will allow you to enjoy cool air all summer long. If your car’s A/C has stopped working, contact South Park Service Center today to schedule your A/C repair! (304) 292-4390


    301 Pleasant Street
    Morgantown, WV 26501