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Red-hot, sweltering, oppressive, blistering – however you want to describe it, summers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area can be intense. When driving, the only thing protecting you from a sweat-soaked shirt is the air conditioning. If that's not working, you're in for some discomfort.

If you've been wondering "why is my car AC not working," check out these common issues and what they typically mean. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, bring your car, truck or SUV to our Dallas-Fort Worth-area service center.

My Car AC is Blowing Warm Air

If the AC in your car is blowing warm air, even after the car runs for a while, it may indicate that you have a freon/refrigerant leak or a broken compressor clutch, which should spin when working. Several other issues can also cause an AC not to blow cold air as well, including a bad solenoid, bad fuses or vacuum leaks.

The Air Pressure from My AC is Weak

car air conditioning vents

If you turn the AC from low to max and the air pressure doesn't increase, you may have a loose hose or broken ventilation fan (blower motor). Also, air may have a hard time getting through if there's been abundant mold development, seals within the system are not properly in place or you need a new cabin air filter. These issues may also be to blame if you notice that the air conditioning system is producing cold air, but that it's not coming through the vents.

The Air from My Car AC Smells Bad

Frequently, this is due to an old cabin air filter that needs to be replaced. Another very common issue is mold or mildew, which may develop when moisture sits in the system.

My AC is Making a Weird Noise

This could mean that there is a problem with the compressor, especially if you hear a rattling sound. Another common sound is squealing when the AC is turned on, which is often due to belt issues and typically unrelated to the air conditioning system.

To ensure a proper diagnosis, have one of the professionals at our service center, check the air conditioning system in your Honda vehicle. We look forward to serving you.

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