Thanks for you response, first off let me explain again the problem in more detai:
-using AC on level 1 - it was too cold so I turned cold knob to less cold
-then it got a lot muggier and I turned the cold knob back down to coldest setting- a little bit later I noticed little cold air coming out of the vents so I turned it up to level 2 - still lil air coming out though it was cold
-when I turned it to level 3 and 4 is when I noticed the noise coming from under the hood (loud and almost grinding, but not quite - a grinding whirring noise = )
-when I turned the car off I popped the hood and heard the hissing noise
-i did what you recommended and this time cold air DID come out from the vents at all levels - even with high blast at levels 3 and 4
-there was STILL a hissing air sound near the compressor (uhh pretty sure I know where this is located = ) when I turned the AC off BUT I couldnt tell where it was coming from and everywhere I put my hand I couldnt feel the "air"
i thought it best to check the fuses but how do you "check" them? Should I just replace them? And if so, do I replace the all the AC related fuses? The fuse thing confuses me
--funny thing is I JUST got my drivers window fixed caused it was off the channel and wobbling and now my AC is on the fritz, the irony!--
let me know your thoughts - id hate to pay for a diagnostic if I can do it myself!
Thursday, August 23rd, 2007 AT 3:02 PM