Having an air conditioner trouble, especially in summer, can be a small but very constraining detail. In the city centre, you willingly open the windows of your Nissan Altima to let in air, but when you get on fast roadways, it almost instantly becomes complicated.
It could very well sometimes blow hot air although you asked it cold air, or it may well work intermittently.
You might not like to pay repair costs without finding out if you could do it by yourself to repair your Nissan Altima.
The purpose of this article is to help you detect these possible problems in order to fix them as quickly as possible.
First, we will try to aim for the symptoms you figure out on the air conditioning failure of your Nissan Altima.
Different symptoms on your Nissan Altima air conditioner
You understand that it is no longer effective, for example:
It works in the beginning to finally only return moisture and run out very quickly, or it works yet with a particularly long time to cool effectively. Or even simpler, it just does not cool down anymore.
First thing to think about at this point on your Nissan Altima, it is likely that the gas charge is too limited. This may very well mean that there is a potential leak in the circuit. If this were the case, we really advise you to request the advice of a specialist and not do this alone, it carries great risks for your Nissan Altima and more importantly your own health.
This factor is partly due to the wear and tear of time, but also to the quality of your air conditioning system. To put it simply, if you have a top quality car, you are theoretically much less bothered with this type of problem.
Also check you keep the air conditioning in good state all year round.
What does that mean? Plainly use it every now and then for short moments throughout the year, which helps to avoid a “rust” of the system on your Nissan Altima. It uses up slightly more fuel, but as replacing your air conditioning system is much more costly, you benefit in the long run.
Different problems on your Nissan Altima air conditioner
Next let’s look at some of the difficulties you may face on your Nissan Altima. Take into account that your air conditioner system is a very complicated system, made up of a multitude of parts that can potentially lead to failure.
First, as mentioned above, you may have a gas leak and consequently no pressure in the system.
Also, it is therefore possible that your compressor is out of order. Same observation as above, it is no longer possible to compress the gas, consequently no more pressure in the system.
Attached to this compressor of your Nissan Altima, a pulley allows it to rotate. If this one were to stop working, a chain reaction would occur with the compressor stopping, and so as mentioned above, no gas compression, no pressure…
We understand here that everything is linked and that each piece has a crucial importance, just like a chain work, a single missing link and the complete chain is stopped.
Another delicate point, still on the theme of pressure, if by chance a too great pressure was felt in the circuit, a sensor will then be activated in order to stop the operation for safety. We can think about here the work of a protection fuse on the electrical circuit of your Nissan Altima.
Regarding the temperature sensor, there may also be a failure. Just imagine that it is no longer able to identify the temperature of the inside of your Nissan Altima. As a result, it does not detect what to give the computer as data, which will lead to the air conditioning being switched off because of the lack of consistent data to be processed. Here again the air conditioning will have been turned off by the computer for safety reasons in order in order to avoid improbable situations, for example, where it is regarded as hot in your Nissan Altima and sends cold when it is the opposite.
If you were to work with a professional, here is an notion of the prices you would have to pay:
Let’s imagine that you reload your air conditioning with gas, it varies from 40 to 60€.
If, on the other hand, you had to replace your compressor, it would cost about 350€ new, much cheaper second-hand, around 150€.
So here is a set of complications you might face on your Nissan Altima, as you guessed, in most cases it is better to call on a specialist to avoid potentially major accidents. Remember that in the case of air conditioning, you work with compressed gas that is dangerous if you are not careful.
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