What causes intermittent AC?

What causes intermittent AC?

Intermittent cooling is often caused by the components of your vehicle’s AC system freezing up. Typically an iced over evaporator is the culprit. There may be numerous issues causing the icing—from a dirty cabin air filter to a blocked evaporator drain or an overcharged system.

Why does my AC sometimes blows hot air in my car?

A car A/C blowing hot air is often the result of a refrigerant leak. Refrigerant is a liquid that circulates through your car’s A/C system, expanding and contracting as it removes heat and humidity from the cabin. None of the other A/C components will function correctly without proper refrigerant levels.

What to do if your Acura RDX air compressor fails?

RDXs have had some issues with the air compressor both failing and leaking. An air compressor has seals on the unit to prevent refrigerant from leaking out. Once these seals fail, the entire compressor needs to be replaced. This is done by draining the refrigerant, removing the A/C belt and accessing the unit.

Is the a / C working on my Acura MDX?

My A/C works fine temperature wise. It seems to be cooling just fine, blows it’s normal cold air and cycles on and off. That being said, on Saturday, I was sitting at a Sonic with the engine idling while waiting a few minutes for my order.

Why does my Acura MDX go ice cold?

Several times I have driven it around trying to figure out the problem and in all cases the air will blow warm and then between 5 ~ 10 minutes later it will switch to ice cold. This happen in full auto, over various temperature settings, re-circulation on, and various other permutations.

Why is my Acura air conditioner low on refrigerant?

If your ACURA blows hot air when you set the air conditioner to COLD, there is a good chance the air conditioner (A/C) system is low on refrigerant. In this guide, you will find instructions on how to recharge the A/C system on an ACURA yourself.

Why is my Acura RDX not working properly?

While there are a variety of reasons your Acura RDX air conditioning won’t work, the most common 3 are a refrigerant leak, an electrical climate control issue, or a problem with the air conditioning compressor.

Why does Acura MDX SUV not cool down?

Even after 20 minutes it had not cooled down at all. Monday I called the dealer to take it in but after 10 minutes of driving the air suddenly turned ice cold. Not a gradual cooling of air like in my previous vehicles but in about 30 seconds turned from warm to ice cold.

Why does my Acura a / C compressor stop blowing cold air?

Check to see if the A/C compressor clutch Relay is ok. Find the relay using the fuse-box diagram, and swap it with another relay in the fuse box. I have seen this problem more than once, all ending up to be a faulty relay. Click to expand… Hmm, I wonder if mine is on it’s way out.

Is it illegal to change refrigerant in Acura RDX?

If there has been an update or conversion from an older refrigerant type, a label should be placed under the hood to make your technician aware of the change. Depending on location, it may be illegal for a technician to replace refrigerant without updating the A/C system to handle the newest type.