Common Nissan 370Z A/C Problems

When you put on your car air conditioning this morning, were you greeted by a blast of warm air in your face? Don’t worry, it might just be a small problem that you can easily fix on your own. Be it the first time or the tenth time this has happened, it’s worth knowing what A/C problems are easily solved, so you can have a shot at doing it yourself before considering whether to send it to a shop or the dealership. Here are a few common Nissan 370Z A/C problems that might just help you decide if your car A/C needs to be checked by a professional or not.

Leaking Refrigerant

A leak in your A/C system is the most common problem faced by Nissan 370Z air conditioning systems. Even a tiny crack or pinhole-sized leak can let out the refrigerant slowly, eventually reducing the effectiveness of your A/C system if left untreated. Typically, leaks tend to happen at the condenser, but don’t neglect checking the evaporator, hoses or compressor itself. You can check by using a pressure gauge, or do a visual inspection if you are familiar and comfortable doing so. Sometimes if you can notice wet, oily streaks or pools coming out from the compressor shaft or seal, this is a telltale sign that the refrigerant is leaking.

While poor cooling efficiency could certainly be caused by leaking refrigerant, it could also be caused by a clogged system.

Clogging In The System

While many people may not think about this immediately, this is also a potential common problem of the Nissan 370Z. There may be a clog in the orifice tube in the A/C system. The orifice tube is located between the condenser in front of the radiator, and the evaporator in the passenger compartment. An obstruction in this tube would block the refrigerant from reaching the evaporator, and result in hot air blowing from your A/C.

Compressor Failure

Is your Nissan 370Z emitting a loud noise when you switch on your car air conditioning? It might be because of an issue with your compressor. The compressor is responsible for maintaining a certain pressure in your car’s A/C system, and if it fails, it tends to make a loud noise. In order to determine if there is compressor failure, you can open your car hood and observe the compressor to see if the compressor clutch engages when you turn on the A/C. If it does not, then the compressor will likely need to be replaced.

If you are able to install or replace your own compressor, you may wish to purchase a compressor kit from our car A/C systems online shop in the model that you require. However, chances are the problem is more complicated than you think, and only someone with the right expertise would be able to identify that. To get a professional check on your car, call R & Y A/C Compressors for a diagnosis.