Wednesday, April 12, 2017

How to Troubleshoot The Mercedes Benz Air Conditioner

Is your Mercedes Benz air conditioner not working or is blowing hot air?
The Air conditioning system on your Mercedes-Benz includes many sensors and components including the air conditioner compressor. Being the heart of the entire system, the A/C compressor's role is to add pressure by taking the refrigerant and compressing it.  Thus, it is important to understand how to check if the A/C compressor is engaging or not so as to avoid exorbitant fees for Mercedes Benz repair Laguna Niguel.  

Here are the basic steps to know when troubleshooting the A/C system of your Mercedes Benz:

  1. First, we make sure we have the right tools. You will need a Recharge Kit which you can purchase at the local auto parts store. The kit includes a gauge that you can use to test your A/C system initially.
  2. Second, is to turn the A/C On. If you have an Economy button, make sure that is off. Then set the cooling fans on high on the climate control while the temperature selector is set to the lowest or cold setting.
  3. Since cars like the Mercedez Benz are designed to have the radiator cooling fan kick in when the A/C is on, make sure to check if the cooling fans on the radiator are working when the air conditioning is turned on.
  4. Identifying the location of your compressor is another way to check if the clutch is engaging on the compressor. However, if the clutch is engaging and disengaging rapidly, it could be an issue with the refrigerant.

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