Causes and remedies of a smelly auto airconditioner
What is that smell that creeps out of your auto aircon vents, causing arguments about who passed wind or the poor dog gets the blame.
As the auto aircon evaporator is constantly wet, a mould can form on it that emits a nasty smell.
If you have purchased a car from an ex-smoker the stale tobacco smell can be enough to cause you to resell the car, but wait there are remedies:
- first check and if present clear obvious things like dead animals, birds, etc lodged under your bonnet.
- if your car aircon is fitted with filters, remove and clean
- your auto electrician can supply a disinfectant/deodoriser that is specifically designed for auto air-conditioning sanitising and smell elimination.
- the auto aircon evaporator can be removed and cleaned.
Or maybe it is just the dog.
Causes and remedies of a squealing auto air conditioner
When the auto air conditioning fan is turned on, out comes a high pitched squeal that can be heard half way down the street.
This squealing is caused by the auto aircon fan belt being either too tight or too loose. Both will affect the operation of your vehicle air conditioner.
If the belt is too tight it will not only squeal but can cause damage to the auto air conditioner bearings.
Too loose it will also squeal and can cause the auto air-conditioning compressor to work ineffectively.
If left both can be costly to rectify, so any squealing requires the attention of a qualified auto electrician.
For a temporary fix turn off your aircon fan and restart, sometimes this will temporarily stop the squeal until you can get your auto electrician to adjust the tension of the belt or supply and install a new belt if the existing belt has stretched or is warn.
Causes and remedies of a noisy auto air conditioner fan
If your auto air con fan is running noisily it could be three things
1. The fan motor is faulty. This will need to be replaced usually by an auto electrician
2. There could be leaves and sticks in the fan blades, clear obstructions.
3. Rodents may have taken up residence in the fan housing, remove.
If you are interested in prevention rather than more expensive cures for auto aircon ills, then feel free to check us out at www.terrysautoelectical.com.au
Terry’s is Australian Refrigeration Council registered, AU 32253, Licence number L095095.