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Compressor Turn on AC and it comes on but it is blowing hot air.

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Sounds like you lost your refrigerant in the system, couple options here, 1. Take the chance its a very slow leak and just recharge it or have it recharged, sometimes vehicles will last all summer or even more, but keep in mind, if large leak you just wasted some money charging the system. 2. If it was mine, most repair shops can send a dye through the system and pinpoint where losing freon. Losing freon is the most common A/C failure and keep in mind can get costly if not fixed right.
3. Last but not least is the compressor, not as common of a problem as losing freon but still could be the problem, this is where taking it in somewhere that deals with air conditioning on a regular basis could troubleshoot this easily, but hopefully the compressor is not at fault as they usually run $200 or more.

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