The compressor is the major component to the air conditioner and about the rising temperature gauge, I'm not sure about that being linked to the compressor. Have the air conditioner checked to see if their is enough Freon gas inside. Maybe your radiator coolant isn't good anymore and maybe thats why the temperature is rising. Having an air conditioner, your car needs a bigger radiator.
I hope this helps.
Monday, July 23rd, 2007 AT 5:15 PM