Having an air conditioner issue, especially in summer, will likely be a small but very constraining detail. In the city centre, you willingly open the windows of your Toyota Yaris to let in air, but once you get on fast roads, it almost instantly becomes complicated.
It can sometimes blow hot air although you asked it cold air, or it could work intermittently.
You might not want to pay repair costs without knowing if you could certainly do it by yourself to repair your Toyota Yaris.
The aim of this article is to make it possible for you determine these possible problems in order to solve them as promptly as possible.
First, we will try to target the symptoms you identify on the air conditioning failure of your Toyota Yaris.
Different symptoms on your Toyota Yaris air conditioner
You realize that it is not any longer effective, for example:
It works initially to finally only return moisture and run out very very fast, or it works but with a really long time to cool effectively. Or even simpler, it simply does not cool down anymore.
First thing to think about at that time on your Toyota Yaris, it is very likely that the gas charge is too limited. This may very well mean that there is a potential leak in the circuit. If this were the case, we strongly advise you to request the advice of a specialist and not do this alone, it carries great risks for your Toyota Yaris and more importantly your own health.
This factor is partly due 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 check you keep the air conditioning in good condition all year round.
What does that mean? Plainly use it every now and then for short moments throughout the year, which allows to avoid a “rust” of the system on your Toyota Yaris. It uses up slightly more fuel, but since replacing your air conditioning system is much more expensive, you benefit in the long run.
Different problems on your Toyota Yaris air conditioner
Now let’s look at some of the problems you may face on your Toyota Yaris. Remember that your air conditioner system is a very elaborate 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 possible 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 Yaris, a pulley enables it to rotate. If this one were to stop working, a chain reaction would take place with the compressor stopping, and so as mentioned above, no gas compression, no pressure…
We realize here that everything is related 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 high pressure was felt in the circuit, a sensor will then be turned on in order to stop the operation for basic safety. We can imagine here the work of a protection fuse on the electrical circuit of your Toyota Yaris.
Regarding the temperature sensor, there may also be a failure. Just imagine that it is no longer capable of determine the temperature of the inside of your Toyota Yaris. 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 dealt with. Here again the air conditioning will have been turned off by the computer for security reasons in order to avoid improbable situations, for example, where it is considered hot in your Toyota Yaris and sends cold when it is the opposite.
If you were to use a professional, here is an notion 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 less expensive second-hand, around 150€.
So here is a set of problems you might face on your Toyota Yaris, as you thought, in most cases it is better to call on an expert to avoid potentially major accidents. Remember that in the case of air conditioning, you deal with compressed gas that is dangerous if you are not careful.
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