Having an air conditioner problem, especially in summer, can be a little but very constraining detail. In the city centre, you willingly open the windows of your Toyota RAV4 to let in air, but once you get on fast roadways, it quickly becomes complicated.
It could very well sometimes blow hot air even though you asked it cold air, or it may well work intermittently.
You might not like to pay repair costs without knowing if you could certainly do it by yourself to repair your Toyota RAV4.
The aim of this article is to help you identify these possible problems in order to fix them as quickly as possible.
First, we will try to target the symptoms you figure out on the air conditioning failure of your Toyota RAV4.
Different symptoms on your Toyota RAV4 air conditioner
You understand that it is no longer effective, for example:
It works initially to finally only give back moisture and run out very quickly, or it works yet with a really long time to cool effectively. Or even simpler, it simply does not cool down anymore.
First thing to think about at that time on your Toyota RAV4, it is very likely that the gas charge is too short. This may very well mean that there is a probable leak in the circuit. If this were the case, we strongly advise you to request the advice of a specialist and not do this on your own, it carries great risks for your Toyota RAV4 and more essentially 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 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 throughout the year, which allows to avoid a “rust” of the system on your Toyota RAV4. It consumes 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 RAV4 air conditioner
Next let’s look at some of the problems you may face on your Toyota RAV4. Bear in mind 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 pointed out above, you may have a gas leak and therefore 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, therefore no more pressure in the system.
Attached to this compressor of your Toyota RAV4, a pulley enables it to rotate. If this one were to stop working, a chain reaction would take place with the compressor stopping, and consequently as mentioned above, no gas compression, no pressure…
We understand here that everything is connected and that each piece has a vital importance, just like a chain work, a single missing link and the whole chain is stopped.
Another sensitive point, still on the theme of pressure, if by chance a too high pressure was felt in the circuit, a sensor will then be triggered in order to stop the operation for basic safety. We can think about here the work of a protection fuse on the electrical circuit of your Toyota RAV4.
About 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 Toyota RAV4. As a result, it does not know what to give the computer as information, which will lead to the air conditioning being turned off as a result 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 in order to avoid improbable situations, for example, where it is considered hot in your Toyota RAV4 and sends cold when it is the opposite.
If you were to employ a professional, here is an notion 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 cheaper second-hand, around 150€.
So here is a set of complications you might face on your Toyota RAV4, as you guessed, in most cases it is better to call on a professional 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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