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A/c does not work. you can hear it turn on, but nothing happens. u can feel cool air when car is in motion.please help.. i have a 9 month old, and a 7 yr old that get hot really easy...

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Sounds like your low on freon. You can buy a kit at any parts store some even come with a free "how to video" It comes with a gauge so that one can tell what the proper pressure is. Hope this helps.

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It does not actually cool the air, however it removes the heat from it (and without heat the air feels cool). As the air is blown around the car the AC system removes the heat from the air, and then it moves it to the condenser at the front of the car (infront of the radiator).

Now usually the car is moving forward, so that air flow will cool the condenser and then you can move more heat from the air inside the car and push it out the front of the car again. This is why, if you have a front wheel drive car, you will hear the cars fan start as soon as you turn the AC on.

Also the car will be much better at cooling the air that is recirculating inside the car (your a/c system will have a button for this) then if it tries to cool hot air from outside.

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