Turns out after we spent $700 on the ac even after I was clear with the guy the ac works fine he still managed to run up the bill. Even said the condenser($210) was plugged and had to be replaced. Got the car back and it immediately did the same thing. Shutting off for no apparent reason. This only happened after he gave the car back to us. He said he drove it over 60 miles and ran it parked for two hours.
Well guess what? It turned out to be the knob on the dash. Just tap it when needed and all comes back on. My wife has been doing this for two weeks and its working. Guess it needs a new control.
Well, I wish this mechanic would have addressed that from the start instead of raping us for 700 bucks.
Thanks for your help sir
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have an accredited ac shop as an ac cannot produce hot air only cold air so that means that the ac is not working (leaks low on gas etc). The hot air is from the heater in the car and the smell is probably wire overheating or the resistors are burning.
Low freon will cause the compressor to short cycle, when the compressor runs the pressure in the low line is pulled down and the low pressure switch turns it off. Not running the pressure builds up and turns it back on. In the old days there was no low pressure switch, with no freon to carry the oil the compressor was destroyed.
You need to stop using it immediately before you cause some damage or more than you may already have That is just common sense. It should not overheat or be any different than it was in the past without problem
The car has to be checked over/diagnosed,tested,etc for various issues to resolve
Borrow or Rent a car until resolved
No way to guess at the problem
You should have some type of codes avail even if the check light isn't on,you need professional help to get a start on resolving
The timing belt maybe worn & jumped or the head gasket bad.
Over heating isn't usually a cheap repair unless the thermostat sticks partially closed
The RPM moves around the car is 11 years old,so it may just need a though going over
Timing Belt,O2 Sensors,Exhaust Converter,Spark Plugs and such
If you depend on a repair shop to do things & don't have the knowledge to request work done throughout the year,then you run into a lack of proactive preventative maintenance situation. Most things are simple looking back, once resolved
see if that vehicle came without A/C. If so ck for the belt availability and see if it can be put od bypassing the compressor. At the least, disconnect the compressor clutch wirin g so the A/C will not function at all. until you can manage a the cost of a pump. Good luck, Ned
If only the AC indicator light is on but you are still getting warm air from the vents, this is not an issue. Most newer cars run the AC compressor nearly all the time to prevent moisture accumulation inside the car. Without the compressor running, your windows may steam up and hinder your visibility.