Air Conditioning problem
2000 Mitsubishi Galant 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 128xxx miles
I love the fact my Mitsubishi has a very powerful air conditioner, but the other day it completely stopped cooling air... I do not understand why this could happen, as when the air conditioning is switched on the compressor turns on, the engine fan activates and also raises the idle as normal. The only thing I know is different is the cold refrigerant pipes (low pressure) are hot instead of cold like they usually are and they lack the usual condensation. PLEASE let me know what could be wrong with it so I can be sure not to end up replacing the entire system if it could be a smaller item to fix... Thanks!
*Please no junk answers, I would appreciate if you would tell me several different possibilities of what you think is wrong so I get my money's worth on this question ;) I just dont want to hear "oh, your air conditioner is broken, sorry!" I love explanations just FYI! Thanks!*
*UPDATE 9/12/2010*: I just looked at the air conditioner today, and the clutch is not engaging when the air conditioner is switched on, but the rest of the A/C system acts as if the compressor is on (eg; fan, blower, ect). I noticed that the black covered wire (far right on air conditioning compressor in 2nd pic) was separated from the connector. Could this possibly be the wire that controls wether or not the clutch turns on? Let me know what that wire does and what I need to get to replace it! Thanks!
have the same problem?
Monday, September 6th, 2010 AT 2:35 PM