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Why does my A/C blow hot on the passenger side

Why does my A/C blow hot on the passenger side

Why does my A/C blow hot on one side? This happened to my car last year and I can say if you are on the side that is not blowing hot it is not an enjoyable experience. It can happen due to a sticking, broken or malfunctioning temperature blend door. This occurs for a multiple of reasons. One of the multiple electrical components may have failed, this will cause it to not actuate properly and cause the door to stick. Another option is a mechanical breakdown where the internal gears have stripped.  When the gears strip then it does not allow it to turn properly opening the doors when required. The other option is that is has debris that has made its way inside causing the door to not open properly. Either way it is frustrating, and it almost always happens on the warmest days of the year. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather

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My car air is not cold

My car air is not cold

My car air is not cold This is most likely due to an issue with your air conditioning system. When one of the components in your air conditioning system fails it causes the remaining components to not function properly. One of those components may be your condenser. Your condenser is in front of your radiator. They can fail due to many options and one of them is damage from rocks or debris hitting the front of your vehicle. The condenser is made of metal but if the rock hits it hard enough it will cause a hole and a leak. This causes your refrigerant to leak out. This component is not something that can be fixed, instead it will need to be replaced and the air conditioning system recharged. When your condenser is damaged it will leak out your refrigerant and cause your air conditioning to stop working. Give us a call and let us take care of you. You can also find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JHAutom ... read more

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Why did my air conditioner stop working in my car?

Why did my air conditioner stop working in my car?

Why did my air conditioning stop working in my car? Summer has arrived in the Willamette Valley and she came in HOT.  I expect when I get in my car and turn on the air conditioning for it to be cold and I am sure you do too. When that does not happen, it is not pleasant. This can happen for many reasons and one of them is a failure of the air conditioning compressor. Your compressor has a few different components that make it function and may seals. If one of the seals fail, then the compressor will leak out the refrigerant and this will cause your air conditioning system to not work. When this fails the system can become contaminated. If your air conditioning system is contaminated, then the other air conditioning components will need to be replaced to prevent another failure. While driving around with the windows down always sounds nice, I enjoy my air conditioning and would prefer to have it. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather

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Why does my A/C blow hot?

Why does my A/C blow hot?

Why does my A/C blow hot? Your air conditioner may be blowing hot due to low refrigerant in the system. When you do not have enough refrigerant your air conditioning will not turn on to prevent damage to your a/c compressor and other components. This could be due to a leak in your air conditioning system. Your air conditioning system has many fittings and all of them can seep refrigerant over a long period of time causing your levels to be low and your air conditioning to not work properly. It is also possible that one of those many components has failed and that is causing your air conditioning to not work properly. We recommend that if your a/c is not working properly to have a leak test performed to make sure you have no other issues. Give us a call and let us take care of you. Happy Adventures, Heather

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My air conditioner is blowing hot

Summer seems to be taking it sweet time in getting here. It tricked us last month and we had a week or more of beautiful warm weather, then it turned cold and windy like early spring again. I'm not sure what's going on, but I would love more of that warm weather. With warm weather brings the need to turn on your air conditioner, especially if you live in the valley and have allergies.  Your air conditioner hasn't been something you've probably thought about since last fall when you turned it off for the winter. It worked then why doesn't it work now?? Well all winter you were still using your air conditioner compressor when you used your defroster. It could be your just low on refrigerant or you could have a leak somewhere. We can run a quick test and find our what's going on with it.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Why doesn't my air conditioner work?

Why doesn't my air conditioner work?

The weather's been much nicer the last few days, it's been warm enough that when I'm driving that I am turning on the air conditioner in my car. If your's isn't blowing cold there is a good chance that you have a leak in the air conditioning system that is letting the refrigerant leak out.  In order to find the leak, we have to perform a test and fill the system with a fluid that allows us to see where the leak is under a black light. At that point we will have the data that we need and we will be able to diagnose your problem properly and let you know what needs to be done to keep you chilly this summer.  Give us a call and let us take care of you. 541-791-2886 Happy Adventures, Heather

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Air Conditioning not Working?

It's that time of the year when we all turn on our car air conditioning system on the first 80 degree day, it's not something we've thought about for the last 8 months and we remember it was cold the last time we used it and now it's not. No one wants to be in a hot car with no air conditioning or running around with the windows down with all the pollen in the air. It could be as simple as the refrigerant in your air conditioning system is low and it just needs a recharge, or you could have a component that went out sometime over the winter. The easiest way to know what happened is to schedule an appointment to have your air conditioning system tested. One other detail that most people don't realize is that the air conditioning compressor also turns off and on all winter when you're using your defroster, so it really works all year long. Jason and Heather

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