If you want to cool down in summer time, or help you clear the fog from your windshield in the winter, air conditioning in vehicles is becoming an almost required feature lately. But what if the air conditioning in an Cadillac ATS isn’t cold anymore? This is precisely the question we will try to answer on this page. First, we’ll look at the various problems that can prevent the air conditioning in your Cadillac ATS from cooling down, and finally, we’ll look at the solutions available to you to fix this problem.
WHY IS THE AIR CONDITIONING IN MY Cadillac ATS NO LONGER COLD?
We will start our guide with the symptoms that can explain that the air conditioning of your Cadillac ATS is no longer cooling.
BAD AIR CONDITIONING SMELL in my Cadillac ATS air con
One of the fairly basic indicators that can inform you to the fact that your air conditioning is not working is if you have a musty or damp smell inside your car, and yes, a bad smell can be a warning of a faulty air conditioning system, it can be lasting or just present when you turn on your air conditioning. To discover a solution to this malfunction, we suggest you to read our guide dedicated to bad air conditioning odors on Cadillac ATS.
AIR CONDITIONING NOISE ON Cadillac ATS
One of the other indications that can alert you to a failing air conditioner is that you feel a strange noise is coming on when you turn on your air conditioner (feel free to approach the vents to check for any suspicious noise). This noise could signify a faulty air conditioning clutch or a faulty customer compressor.
LOSS OF PRESSURE IN THE AIR CONDITIONING CIRCUIT
Actually quite tricky to notice without complex mechanical skills, a loss of pressure in your car’s air conditioning system can end result in your air conditioning no longer making cold. There are several possible motives to do this loss of pressure, and these are listed down below:
- Leakage of refrigerant fumes
- nonfunctioning air conditioning compressor
AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM THAT DOESN’T WORK AT ALL on my Cadillac ATS
At last, it’s possible that the air conditioning in your Cadillac ATS is no longer cold just because your air conditioning system is no longer functioning. Here are the different roots of an air conditioning system that no longer functions:
- Compressor pulley HS: The compressor will be out of power and the circuit will be stopped.
- Overpressure concern: This will bring about the device to trip.
- Defective sensor: As with overpressure, the air-conditioning system will switch to safe mode.
HOW DO I FIX THE AIR CONDITIONING ON MY Cadillac ATS THAT IS NO LONGER COOLING?
Now that we have been able to see the main causes of a Cadillac ATS air conditioning system that no longer cools down, we are going to present you the various solutions available to you . To begin with, you should know that an air conditioning system is sophisticated, and that wanting to perform repairs yourself is not constantly the best idea, assuming that you are sure of the origin of the breakdown. However, here are the main possible repairs and an estimate of their cost.
First step, before carrying out any major fix, clean the air conditioning of your Cadillac ATS, don’t hesitate to look at our focused on content on this subject matter.
If this is not enough, bleed and refill the coolant, which should cost you around 100aine euros.
Replacing the air conditioning clutch: you will need to spend around 150 euros for auto parts and around 100 euros more for labour.
Searching for and repairing an air conditioning leak: based on the position of the leak it will cost you more or less, count on average 150/200 euros, including the air conditioning refill.
Replacement of an air conditioning condenser: you will need to count about 200 euros.
Replacing the air conditioning gas compressor on Cadillac ATS costs about 500 euros with labor.
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