A common
cause of an automotive air conditioner cooling problem is the loss of
refrigerant in the AC system. Typical sources of refrigerant leaks are a leaky hose, O-ring seal, and a leaking
compressor. Often, automotive owners recharge the system themselves, and the
fact is you could be damaging the system or wasting time and effort. The leak
needs to be located and receive auto AC
repair in Lewisville, TX
before being recharged.

On many
systems, a low-pressure safety switch will prevent the compressor from turning on
when the refrigerant is low. This protective mechanism prevents damage to the

Compressor Failure

The compressor is the heart of the auto air conditioning system. It pumps
and pressurizes the refrigerant moving it through the system to produce cold
air on hot days. Compressors work hard and run hot with several hundred pounds
per square inch of internal pressure. Wear and tear are the inevitable result
of time and use.
failures are usually the result of loss of lubrication, which in turn may be
due to low refrigerant in the system, and other causes.
They rely on only a few ounces of lubricant, and if it is lost because
of a leak, the compressor will not last. Eventually, all compressors will fail.

Coolant Leak

is not used up, as occurs with oil. A loss of refrigerant can only be due to a
leak. Over time rubber refrigerant hoses will deteriorate, at that point a leak
may occur, and wear in other components can lead to a leak. Fifth Gear
Automotive mechanics can provide the
refrigerant leak detection and auto AC repair in Lewisville, TX your
vehicle needs.


An AC system
that cools intermittently may be freezing up, due to air and moisture in the
system. This may be due to a leak, or the failure to evacuate the system before
charging after repair. Furthermore, it is also possible a faulty A/C control
switch is not making good contact when it is turned on. Fifth Gear mechanics
have the expertise, and latest diagnostic equipment to ensure a proper diagnosis
and professional auto AC repair in
Lewisville, TX


A noisy compressor typically means the
compressor is failing. However, noise can also be caused by factors as simple
as a loose support bracket to other problems requiring auto AC repair in Lewisville, TX.

Air Conditioning

A smelly car AC can indicate microbes are
growing on the evaporator. Mold and some bacteria thrive in moist, dark places.
No one wants to breathe disease-causing organisms, or to become ill.

If your
vehicle’s air conditioner seems to be losing its cooling, contact Fifth Gear
Automotive mechanics to schedule comprehensive
air conditioning inspection, diagnoses, and auto AC repair in Lewisville, TX. We service AC systems on all
brands of automobiles.

Don’t wait until the summer season arrives,
schedule AC service for your vehicle now. Fifth Gear Automotive provides air
conditioning installation, and auto AC
repair in Lewisville, TX.
Our certified professional mechanics provides automotive repair and maintenance services that
you can rely on. Schedule an appointment today for your automotive needs in
Lewisville, TX.