Toyota Repair in Elkhorn, Nebraska

Toyota AC Compressors

What Does It Do?

The compressor is an essential component of your Toyota's air conditioning system. The system works using a refrigerant (coolant) on high-pressure and low-pressure sides. To accomplish the side transition, the refrigerant must change between low-pressure gas and liquid or highly pressurized gas. The compressor is the part that changes the state of the low-pressure gas. Therefore, compressor malfunction will end your creature comforts inside the passenger cabin. Good news! Haver's Auto Repair in Elkhorn, Nebraska, can assist you with your Toyota's AC compressor.

Common Sources of Compressor Trouble

Although nearly anything can happen (Call it Murphy's Law!), there are some causes of auto AC compressor failure that are more common than others. Some of them are even preventable with proper care. For instance, a dirty condenser coil can prevent heat from dissipating. This can cause the compressor to overheat and fail as it struggles to overcome the challenge. Also, your system may have an electrical problem. Blown fuses and damaged wiring can cause the compressor to malfunction and/or expire. A low refrigerant condition that exists over time can cause the compressor to overwork in its attempt to compensate, shortening its life. While your AC system uses refrigerant and requires a sufficient amount to produce cold air, too much can be harmful. Furthermore, foreign particles entering your climate control system can wreak havoc. What's more, your compressor has its own oil for lubrication. No oil equates to no lubrication and component meltdown. Finally, blocked or incorrect suction lines can also damage your compressor.

Help for Your Vehicle's Air Conditioner

Regardless of the cause of your Toyota's AC compressor failure, you can count on Haver's Auto Repair for this and all other mechanical Toyota repairs. Our ASE-certified technicians have years of experience with models like yours, and we understand your need to stay cool. We've worked to make our location and hours (Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am-5:30pm and Friday, 7:00 am-5:00 pm) convenient for you, and our goal is to ensure your satisfaction with your Toyota service.

Written by Haver's Auto Repair