Jeep Wrangler’s A/C Is Not Working: Here’s How To Troubleshoot It

Jeep Wrangler’s A/C Is Not Working: Here's How To Troubleshoot It

It’s a hot day in the middle of summer, so you flip on your Jeep Wrangler A/C switch. Any moment now, cold air will be blasting out of the vents and you’ll stop sweating. Yet, though you wait and wait, the comfort level you’re expecting can’t be achieved. What’s happening? Apparently, your air conditioning system is malfunctioning in some manner. Right?

To make an accurate evaluation as to the possibility that your Jeep Wrangler A/C is not working, a little troubleshooting goes a long way. While you may be able to figure out whether or not there is a problem with your air conditioning system, and you might even be able to narrow it down to a component or two, repairing the system could be another story altogether. For one thing, you should be certified to work on an air-conditioning system. For another thing, not everyone has the automotive repair knowledge, the right tools, or somewhere to work on their vehicle.

Once you’ve figured out whether your Jeep Wrangler A/C is working or not, your next step should be to call or stop in for a visit at your local certified automotive mechanic.

Here are the steps you can take to troubleshoot your Jeep Wrangler’s A/C system.

Your Jeep’s Air Conditioning System

To cool the cabin of your Jeep, the air conditioning system uses compressed refrigerant. A pulley is turned by an accessory belt. To deliver refrigerant/cool air to the cabin, a compressor is operated in turn. If you notice issues, two of the problems that can exist and can be checked for include:

  • Being out of refrigerant
  • The pulley belt is slipping

The problem could use a little troubleshooting, so you know what needs to be replaced.

Accessory Belt Check

Toward the front of your engine, you should be able to locate your Jeep’s accessory belt. To the side of the compressor, it will be wrapped around a pulley. If it looks worn or damaged, it might be slipping. In that case, the compressor isn’t being powered. Belt replacement will be needed.

Refrigerant Check

Start your Jeep and, to its coldest setting, turn on the A/C control. Now, to its highest setting, turn your fan speed up. Is there cold air coming from the vents? The system may be out of refrigerant if the cabin isn’t receiving any cold air.

If this is the case, a professional automotive technician may need to recharge your system. The compressor may need to be replaced if there is a leak in it. If you hear a hissing sound from the compressor when you turn on your vehicle’s A/C system, this could be the problem.

R&Y A/C Compressors Has the A/C Parts You Need for Your Vehicle

Regardless of the automotive air conditioning part or component you need, we have what you’re looking for. We’ve been providing high-quality parts and exceptional customer service for over 30 years.

At R & Y A/C Compressors®, some of the parts we carry include the following:

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