Common Fiat 500 A/C Problems
You got a lovely Fiat 500, the perfect car for you, works like a charm… until the air conditioning dies all of a sudden! There goes your dream of bringing your family out to a day at the beach, seeking refuge in the car’s air-conditioned cabin when the heat becomes too much to bear. Who could bear a long car ride with the whole family squeezed in, with no air conditioning? You aren’t the first one to have this issue. Read on to find out more about what are the most common Fiat 500 A/C problems.
If the air conditioning is failing, it could be due to a malfunctioning compressor. When you switch on your A/C, does the car emit a loud, grating noise? That could be indicative of compressor failure. What you can do is swap out the compressor for a new one and try again. If you have a friend with the same car and are able to borrow just the compressor, this could be a good way to test if it’s compressor issues plaguing your Fiat 500. Once you have determined that this is the cause of the problem, you could purchase a brand new compressor yourself from an online store, without needing to go to a shop to pick it up. There is a wide variety of compressors available on the R & Y A/C Compressors web store, or you can go directly to the Fiat 500 listing. If you’re feeling less confident about self-diagnosis or repair, you can also call R & A/C Compressors, the experts in car air conditioning systems including the Fiat 500.
One of the most common problems that Ford 500 A/C systems encounter is a leak of refrigerant. There might be a tiny hole or crack in the pipes, hoses and metal components that make the entire system compromised due to escaping refrigerant, which exists in both liquid and gas form within the AC system and is easy to leak. The first component you should check is the condenser, but there might also be an issue in the evaporator, hoses, or compressor itself. Look out for any telltale signs like wet, oily streaks or pools emerging from the seals or the compressor shaft.
Clogged A/C System
Another potential issue could be a clogged A/C system. There may be a clog in the orifice tube, which is located between the condenser in front of the radiator and the evaporator in the passenger compartment. Be sure to check the orifice tube, if it is blocked, this would block the refrigerant from reaching the evaporator, and result in hot air blowing from your A/C. While you’re checking, do check the other hoses and tubes that run between the compressor, evaporator and condenser as well, as there may be clogging happening at any joint or passageway between these few components of the Fiat 500 A/C system.