AC blowing warm air
It's that time of the year again where it's definitely good to have AC if you're leaving the hard top on. My car is blowing warm air at me even with the AC on it's maximum setting.
The little blue light turns on when I push it to turn the AC on, I'm not sure when that would not turn on and why, but for the sake of full disclosure of my issue that light is turning on fine. The air blows out fine also. No issues there.
I connected my AC pro and had the car running, AC on the maximum settings, and then I read the pressure on the AC pro and it was in the red zone at the maximum pressure. I then went on to watch some YouTube videos and saw one which I believe was made by AC pro and they said that if it reads in the red zone right away that the compressor is not kicking in. The solution they said was to add a bottle of AC pro to get the compressor to kick in. For some reason that just seems odd to me so I wanted to check with you guys on what I should do?
I called two shops and one shop was getting me all scheduled to look at it then he asked "What kind of car is it?" and I told him and then he said "Oh maybe you should bring that to the Lotus dealership", so I just got off the phone with that shop. The next shop which deals only with exotic cars or high-end luxury vehicles said they could do it but when I asked for a price quote he said "If it's just refilling and checking the system, probably $200-300, if it's something more or the compressor is bad then the price will go up." I really would like to avoid paying $200-300 just to get this diagnosed or refilled... so any advice on what I should do next is much appreciated!
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Last edited by maxshuty; 04-27-2016 at 08:21 AM.