Having an air conditioner problem, especially in summer, will likely be a little but very constraining detail. In the city centre, you willingly open the windows of your Toyota RAV4 to let in air, but the minute you get on fast roads, it almost instantly becomes complicated.
It could very well sometimes blow hot air while you asked it cold air, or it may well work intermittently.
You might not want to pay repair costs without knowing if you may possibly do it by yourself to repair your Toyota RAV4.
The purpose of this article is to help you identify these possible problems in order to fix them as promptly as possible.
First, we will try to focus on the symptoms you recognize on the air conditioning failure of your Toyota RAV4.
Different symptoms on your Toyota RAV4 air conditioner
You understand that it is no longer effective, for example:
It works initially to finally only give back moisture and run out very very fast, or it works yet with a particularly long time to cool effectively. Or even simpler, it basically does not cool down anymore.
First thing to think about at that time on your Toyota RAV4, it is likely that the gas charge is too short. This could mean that there is a potential leak in the circuit. If this were the case, we strongly advise you to seek the advice of a specialist and not do this alone, it carries great risks for your Toyota RAV4 and more importantly your own health.
This factor is partly owing to the wear and tear of time, but also to the quality of your air conditioning system. To put it plainly, if you have a high-end car, you are in theory much less bothered with this type of problem.
Also make sure you keep the air conditioning in good condition all year round.
What does that mean? Plainly use it every once in awhile for short moments throughout the year, which allows to avoid a “rust” of the system on your Toyota RAV4. It uses up slightly more fuel, but since replacing your air conditioning system is much more expensive, you profit in the long run.
Different problems on your Toyota RAV4 air conditioner
Now let’s look at some of the difficulties you may face on your Toyota RAV4. Bear in mind that your air conditioner system is a very complex system, made up of a multitude of parts that can potentially lead to failure.
First, as outlined above, you may have a gas leak and therefore no pressure in the system.
Also, it is therefore likely that your compressor is out of order. Same observation as above, it is no longer possible to compress the gas, therefore no more pressure in the system.
Attached to this compressor of your Toyota RAV4, a pulley enables it to rotate. If this one were to stop working, a chain reaction would take place with the compressor stopping, and therefore as mentioned above, no gas compression, no pressure…
We understand here that everything is linked and that each piece has a essential importance, just like a chain work, a single missing link and the whole chain is stopped.
Another delicate point, still on the theme of pressure, if by chance a too elevated pressure was felt in the circuit, a sensor will then be turned on in order to stop the operation for basic safety. We can think about here the work of a protection fuse on the electrical circuit of your Toyota RAV4.
About the temperature sensor, there may also be a failure. Just imagine that it is no longer able to determine the temperature of the inside of your Toyota RAV4. As a result, it does not detect what to give the computer as data, which will lead to the air conditioning being turned off as a result of the lack of consistent data to be processed. Here again the air conditioning will have been turned off by the computer for security reasons in order in order to avoid improbable situations, for example, where it is considered hot in your Toyota RAV4 and sends cold when it is the opposite.
If you were to employ a professional, here is an idea of the prices you would have to pay:
Let’s imagine that you reload your air conditioning with gas, it varies from 40 to 60€.
If, on the other hand, you had to replace your compressor, it would cost about 350€ new, much cheaper second-hand, around 150€.
So here is a set of complications you might face on your Toyota RAV4, as you guessed, in most cases it is better to call on a specialist to avoid potentially major accidents. Remember that in the case of air conditioning, you handle compressed gas that is dangerous if you are not careful.
If perhaps you have any additional questions about the Toyota RAV4, do not hesitate to consult our Toyota RAV4 category.