Working air conditioning in your truck is a luxury if not a necessity during those hot summer months. For the most part, as long as the AC is working, there’s little extra thought given to the system. That is until it starts blasting hot air instead or just doesn’t work. When that happens, your air conditioning needs fleet maintenance to get it back in cool working order.
Dirt Or Contamination
It’s not just house vents or AC systems that can become clogged with dirt; even vehicle vents face the same problem. If you notice a strange smell when the AC is turned on, or it’s not blowing as strong, that may be why. The risk of contamination is that mould may even begin to grow inside the vents and cause serious health problems. Otherwise, it forces the system to work harder than necessary and so wears out faster. If you can’t clean it yourself, get a professional to do truck AC repair and clear out any dirt or blocks.
Damaged Compressor Clutch
Does your AC start cold but then start to blow out hot air instead? If that happens, it’s likely a damaged compressor clutch. The clutch plays a central role in providing the proper pressure to the AC to direct the flow and temperature of the air. When it becomes damaged, either not enough pressure or enough power can reach the clutch. Many things can damage the clutch or break it, so it’s best to have a professional do a detailed inspection to find the root of the problem.
There May Be A Leak
If a leak is a culprit, that’s a serious problem that needs to repairing right away. Leaks can easily wreak havoc on other parts of the vehicle by allowing fluid to get into spaces or areas of the truck that it shouldn’t. Also, low AC air pressure could be from a leak, so it’s worth checking right away. Both visual checks and using a detection kit can find a leak, but sometimes it’s not so easy. If other troubleshooting doesn’t fix low AC pressure, bring it to a professional to do some fleet maintenance.
Low AC pressure could also be related to low refrigerant levels. Low refrigerant can also be the case if you feel room temperature air blowing out instead of cold. Topping up refrigerant is an easy task and a quick fix to warm AC air. Still, if you haven’t topped up the refrigerant in a while, bring your truck to a professional. They can handle the top-up and doing a quick inspection to make sure everything is in order, and that low levels are the only problem.
Need help with truck AC repair or maintenance? Motorplex has the professionals and the tools to help. Plus, with shops in Spokane and Auburn, you can get help anytime you need it.
For any fleet repairs, inspections, or general maintenance, you can trust Motorplex to handle the job. Their highly-trained professional technicians are experienced and ready to help with any job. They will even come to your shipping yard to repair trucks on site. With shops in Auburn and Spokane, WA, our heavy truck mechanics are ready to assist with repairs and fleet maintenance.
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Motorplex offers fleet maintenance, in-shop repairs, and onsite mobile service in Auburn and Spokane. We can work on all makes and models from light automotive, medium-truck, and heavy-duty vehicles. As diesel engine repair experts, you can trust that fleet is in good hands.
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