Experiencing signs that you may need car condenser repair?
Warm air from your vehicle’s air conditioning vent is the worst nightmare. It is so frustrating especially with our humid weather. You will feel as if you are trapped in a metal box driving under the hot sun on the congested express highway when you need a car condenser repair.
Car condensers are used to remove heat from your aircon system. The aircon condenser converts gas refrigerant into liquid state. When your condenser is down, lukewarm air is generated from the ventilation system. Henceforth, the car gets overheated and also produces a burning smell.
Common causes of car condenser malfunction
1. Leaking parts
Compressor lubricant and refrigerant reacts to moisture and can form corrosive acid. The acids then drive pinholes through the evaporator and condenser creating leaks. AC condenser are made up with seals and tubes. Thus, it could also be due to wear and tear which contributes to the leak.
2. Debris Blockage
Slug, metallic or solid contaminants could develop blockage, leading to loss of cooling. The blockage prevents the refrigerant from circulating in the condenser, clogging the system, causing condenser breakdown. In such situation, you may need to change a condenser and a compressor.
Is flushing of condenser encouraged?
Depending on the country of origin of your car. Not all car brand manufacturers recommend condenser flushing. Besides, flushing a blocked tube could cause a compressor failure as debris are flushed backward into the suction hose. Hence, it may be a waste of time and money, with a possibility even of causing serious compressor and condenser issues. We will check for you to understand the cause prior to recommending for you to consider to flush your condenser.
Simple checklist for condenser repairs
- Replaced condenser is of proper cooling capacity (should have same or higher BTU rating).
- If replacing for an older vehicle, check if there is an option for a larger and more efficient condenser.
- Parts such as (a) accumulator or receiver/dryer, (b) A/C hose with muffler or in-line filter, (c) orifice tube or expansion valve are usually replaced your compressor or condenser down. This is to ensure that air or residual moisture is removed from the system. Our mechanics will check if any of the parts need to be changed and advise you accordingly, so you can have all the fixes needed in just one round.
Rule of thumb to prolong the lifespan of your condenser - send it for maintenance so it is kept in tip top condition.
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At the heart of our service is to build a trusted relationship with you. When you send your car for car servicing, maintenance and repairs with us, you are assured your car is in good hands.
Our mechanics are experienced, with care for detail. We seek to delight you always, with the quality of our workmanship and good value for our services.
Our experienced mechanics will thoroughly check the issues with your car condenser and what is behind the cause of the issues you face. We would then advise you whether you just need a car condenser repair is needed or that some other car aircon parts are down instead, as well as give you a cost quote before proceeding with the works.
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