There are few problems that are as miserable as an air conditioner that only blows hot air, especially during the hot days of summer. There are a number of issues that could be causing the air conditioner in your Audi to stop working, ranging from a simple electrical problem with the fuse or something much more complex and harder to identify.
The air conditioner in your Audi is a relatively simple device, but there are many places where it may malfunction. This article will cover three of the main reasons for your Audi’s air conditioner to stop blowing cold air and the best place to get it repaired in Rochester.
There’s a Refrigerant Leak
One of the most common causes of a broken air conditioner is a Freon leak somewhere in the air conditioning system. Freon is the name of the chemical agent that cools down the air from outside or within the cabin before it is sent back into the cabin. A certain amount of Freon is needed for things to work just right, so if that balance is thrown off, your air conditioner may stop blowing cold air.
A refrigerant leak is extremely difficult to spot because it turns into a gas when it is in the air. While it is hard enough to spot a gas, Freon (or any other refrigerant) is both colorless and odorless. Special dyes inserted into the cooling system and other technologies are usually used by mechanics to identify the location of a refrigerant leak.
After the leak has been identified and replaced, more Freon will have to be added to the system to get it back to its appropriate level.
You May Have Issues With the Compressor
The compressor is the primary component of the cooling system, and without it, nothing else can be done. The compressor is responsible for compressing the Freon in the cooling system. If the compressor has gone bad, it will no longer properly regulate the flow of refrigerant.
The compressor may stop working due to overheating in the engine or a broken connection between or other electrical problem between it and the battery.
A sign of a bad or failing compressor is a loud noise that occurs when the compressor is activated. Because the compressor has so many different moving parts within it, the sound could be anything from a high-pitched squeal to a low grinding noise.
If the compressor is to blame for the cooling system in your Audi, it will most likely have to be replaced, as compressor repairs can often be extremely time-consuming and costly, both for you and the auto shop.
It May Be Electrical Problems
While this is listed last, this is probably the one that a mechanic will check first. Several of the parts of the cooling system run from battery power, including the compressor.
A trusted technician will be able to check the fuse box under your Audi’s hood to see if the issue with the A/C is electrical. Damaged wires are another example of an electrical problem that could be contributing to your Audi’s air conditioner no longer blowing cold air.
Temperature sensors in your vehicle also help regulate the cooling system, and these are also connected to the battery and run off electrical power. A broken temperature sensor can contribute to a faulty air conditioner in your Audi.
The Experts at Hagan’s Motor Pool Can Get Your A/C Cool Again
If you’re sick of sitting in a hot car, there’s no need to continue suffering. The expert team of reliable and dedicated technicians at Hagan’s Motor Pool are here to get your Audi’s air conditioner working properly again, so that you can ride in comfort.
We are located in Rochester, NH. Hagan’s Motor Pool has always worked tirelessly for our customers, and we are committed to providing dealership-level repairs and maintenance without charging our customers dealership-level prices.
If you would like to speak with one of our friendly staff members, please give us a call or visit us. Our ASE-certified expert mechanics will get your Audi or other German vehicle back into excellent condition.