2005 Altima AC problems


#1

My AC seems like it is failing on me. It is not blowing cold air anymore, only slightly cool air. Also, I have noticed that there is a strange noise that sounds like a “whooshing”, if that is even real. Almost sounds like something is turning on and off. It will put out air at full blast though.



Is this the compressor going out or am I possibly just in need of some freon? Need some help here as it is starting to approach the triple digits in GA.


#2

Any ideas here?


#3

You should start by having the pressures measured.


#4

Is the “radiator” fan turning when you turn on the AC? How does the temp gauge look?


#5

I have not seen any changes in the temp gauge. I’m not sure how I would tell if the radiator fan is turning.

I have someone bringing gauges to work tomorrow and he is going to check to see how the pressure is. Hopefully I can post an answer here tomorrow.

If it ends up being a compressor issue, would you recommend the dealership or an independent repair shop?


#6

I’m having one of our engineers look at it tomorrow. He has all the gauges and hopefully will be able to diagnose the problem.