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Can you fix a hole in a compressor without buying a new one? my heat doesnt work and neither does my a/c the air that comes out is is barly warm. I was told by a back yard mechanic that i had a hole in my compressor, could this be the problem?

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The heat has nothing to do with the a/c compressor. If you are not getting any heat, it could be a number of things. The most common problem is the thermostat is stuck open. This will not allow the temp to come up to where it needs to be. The second most common problem is the heater core is plugged up. You can feel the two small hoses that run back to the firewall. See if both are hot and the same temp. If one is cooler than the other, that means that water is not circulating through the heater core. And you need a new heater core.
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Posted on Sep 28, 2010

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The heat has nothing to do with the AC ,thats a seperate issue like the flap not opening on the heater or low water level in the rad .AC would need to be put on the machine and the gas taken out and weighed ,then regassed by weight and the compressor output checked with the machine ,should be about 200 lbs .

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