It is not a question of if but when you’ll have to deal with R1234yf refrigerant. Here’s what to expect.
Air conditioning odors typically result from the uncontrolled growth of bacteria and other microorganisms in the evaporator.
The world of A/C service has changed over the years. New tools and equipment make the job easier than ever.
Never attempt to service a car’s air conditioning system without first checking the SAE J639 sticker.
On some more modern Subaru vehicles, you might be better off grabbing your scan tool.
Vehicles with R-1234yf have different service fittings to prevent cross-contamination with different refrigerants.
Some customers may complain about a clunk coming from under the hood when they are not moving or at low speeds. Some noise is normal. But, if the drive belt or tensioner are worn it can make the noise louder. Andrew Markel covers how to diagnose the drive belt system and compressor.
Andrew Markel discusses the clutch on the A/C compressor, and the signs to look for in your diagnostic to confirm its operation.
R-1234yf, tabbed the replacement for R-134a, has been in service now for a few years on certain models of vehicles from FCA and GM to several European models.
Warehouse Distributors working under the umbrella of the Automotive Distribution Network recently awarded technicians with a chance to improve their skills in automotive HVAC systems during Standard ProTraining’s hands-on, two-day Air Conditioning Tips and Techniques class at SMP’s corporate center in Irving, Texas.