Having an air conditioner issue, especially in summer, could very well be a little but very constraining detail. In the city centre, you willingly open the windows of your Toyota Corolla to let in air, but the minute you get on fast roads, it quickly becomes complicated.
It could very well sometimes blow hot air although you asked it cold air, or it could work intermittently.
You might not wish to pay repair costs without finding out if you could certainly do it by yourself to repair your Toyota Corolla.
The goal of this article is to make it possible for you detect these possible problems in order to fix them as promptly as possible.
First, we will try to aim for the symptoms you identify on the air conditioning failure of your Toyota Corolla.
Different symptoms on your Toyota Corolla air conditioner
You understand that it is not any longer effective, for example:
It works initially to finally only return moisture and run out very quickly, or it works but with a really long time to cool effectively. Or even simpler, it just does not cool down anymore.
First thing to think about at that time on your Toyota Corolla, it is likely that the gas charge is too short. This may mean that there is a probable leak in the circuit. If this were the case, we really advise you to seek the advice of a specialist and not do this alone, it carries great risks for your Toyota Corolla 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 plainly, if you have a high-end car, you are theoretically much less bothered with this type of problem.
Also make sure you keep the air conditioning in good condition all year round.
What does that mean? Plainly use it every once in awhile for short moments during the year, which allows to avoid a “rust” of the system on your Toyota Corolla. It uses up slightly more fuel, but since replacing your air conditioning system is much more expensive, you benefit in the long run.
Different problems on your Toyota Corolla air conditioner
Now let’s look at some of the issues you may face on your Toyota Corolla. Remember that your air conditioner system is a very elaborate system, made up of a multitude of parts that can potentially lead to failure.
First, as outlined above, you may have a gas leak and consequently no pressure in the system.
Also, it is therefore likely 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 Toyota Corolla, a pulley allows for it to rotate. If this one were to stop working, a chain reaction would occur with the compressor stopping, and therefore as mentioned above, no gas compression, no pressure…
We understand here that everything is related and that each piece has a crucial importance, just like a chain work, a single lacking link and the entire 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 imagine here the work of a protection fuse on the electrical circuit of your Toyota Corolla.
About the temperature sensor, there may also be a failure. Just imagine that it is no longer in a position to identify the temperature of the inside of your Toyota Corolla. As a result, it does not know what to give the computer as information, which will lead to the air conditioning being turned off because of the lack of consistent data to be dealt with. Here again the air conditioning will have been turned off by the computer for safety reasons in order to avoid improbable situations, for example, where it is regarded as hot in your Toyota Corolla and sends cold when it is the opposite.
If you were to use a professional, here is an idea of the prices you would have to pay:
Let’s imagine that you recharge 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 less expensive second-hand, around 150€.
So here is a set of complications you might face on your Toyota Corolla, as you guessed, in most cases it is better to call on a specialist to avoid potentially serious accidents. Remember that in the case of air conditioning, you deal with compressed gas that is dangerous if you are not careful.
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