Why Does My Car AC have Weak Airflow?

Hot weather is just around the corner, and hopefully your car’s air-conditioning is necessary. There’s nothing worse than climbing into a hot leather seat with no hope of relief, or being forced to drive windows-down on a New Jersey highway due to a lack of AC airflow.

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If your car’s AC system is struggling to provide you with that cool, crisp air that you expect from it, there could be a number of reasons for that. Here’s a few of the common ones that we often see at our New Jersey Toyota service center.

Possible Reasons for Weak AC

Mold/mildew accumulation: Air conditioning involves a lot of moisture, so if this gunk builds up somewhere in the system it can weaken airflow significantly.

Loose hose or bad seals: Your weak AC could have a simple explanation. If the blower hose has come loose, you won’t get that cold air you’re looking for. Likewise, if one of the seals connecting various channels through the AC system has gone bad, you’ll feel it on a hot day.

Ventilation fan problems: A key component that’ll compromise your AC if it breaks.

Air Conditioning Not Cold Enough

Weak air flow is one thing. Sometimes, your AC will work, but it won’t work exactly how you want it to: Sure, it’ll blow air, but not nearly as cold as you expect on a hot day. Here’s a few reasons that may be happening.

  • Freon leaking due to a faulty hose, o-ring, or seal.
  • A vacuum leak.
  • A problem with the compressor or compressor clutch
  • Failing blower motor, condenser, or evaporator.

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There’s countless other reasons why your AC could be underwhelming. Luckily, the experts at Toyota of Morristown can help. Our service center is ready to help troubleshoot any of your air conditioning needs. If your car is struggling to keep you cool, schedule an appointment with us today! And be sure to check out our service specials page for great discount offers that can help you save money.

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