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How to Replace an Air Conditioning Expansion Valve (Orifice Tube)

If your air conditioning (AC) has been less than helpful this summer, it may be the expansion valve (also known as an orifice tube).

How to Troubleshoot a Surge Caused by Car Air Conditioning

When you turn on your car’s air conditioning (AC), you just expect the cool air to flow, smoothly and quietly.

How to Replace a Car Air Conditioning (AC) Compressor

The compressor is designed to pump refrigerant through the A/C system and to convert low pressure vapor refrigerant into high pressure vapor refrigerant.

How to Replace an Air Conditioning Belt

Unless you drive a newfangled hybrid or electric car, the AC compressor in your vehicle is driven off a belt.

Tesla software 8.0 update can keep your EV cool for a year

The OTA update will be available tonight, for some.

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How to Replace an Evaporator Temperature Sensor (Switch)

On many of today's cars, the driver has the luxury of setting a desired temperature inside the vehicle through the air conditioning control panel.

How to Diagnose an Inoperative Air Conditioning System Faster and Easier

Trying to diagnose the precise cause of an inoperative air conditioning system can be frustrating and very time consuming for most mechanics.

How to Get an EPA License as an Automotive Technician

The requirements for landing automotive technician jobs have changed a lot over the years.

Should I Get an EPA Technician Certification?

If you’re like a lot of mechanics, you’re almost always thinking about your job prospects.

How to Diagnose a Broken Car Heater

s manual of your car to find the fuse box location and locate the fan fuse.

How to Replace an AC Accumulator

The replacing of any air conditioning component requires recovery, internal drying, leak testing, and recharging the system.

How to Replace a Heater Blower Motor Switch or Relay

It can be a frustrating moment when you turn on your air conditioning, heater, or defroster and no air blows out.

P2613 OBD-II Trouble Code: A/C Refrigerant Distribution Valve Control Circuit High

P2613 code definition This is the generic trouble code for A/C Refrigerant Distribution Valve Control Circuit High, indicating a problem with the signal being sent to the PCM from the distribution valve circuit.

P2517 OBD-II Trouble Code: A/C Refrigerant Press Sensor B Circuit Low

P2517 code definition The P2517 code indicates that the A/C refrigerant press sensor B circuit has low voltage.

How to Replace an Air Conditioner Receiver Drier

The receiver/drier is designed to store and dry A/C refrigerant.

How to Replace an AC Control Module

The AC control module is the the brain of the whole system.

How to Replace an AC Condenser Fan

When the AC system needs a little extra help to cool the condenser, the AC condenser fan turns on.

P0533 OBD-II Trouble Code: A/C Refrigerant Pressure Sensor Circuit High Input

P0533 code definition The P0533 code shows when the signal circuit in the vehicle is detected to be too high.

How to Quickly Cool Down a Hot Car

Knowing how to cool off a hot car that has been sitting in the heat and sun can save you the discomfort of having to sit in your vehicle's hot interior while driving to your destination.

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