My air conditioner has been making strange sounds.........and the air is not so cold anymore.
I am on the highway - flip the air conditioning on - not really cold at all - a few minutes later temperature gauge starts to visibly climb toward the red. I start to get ready to pull over - I have never seen the gauge move like this. Figure I am overheating. Do not yet make the connection that it is the air conditioner. The gauge passes into the red.
I start to pull over, and flip the air off at the same time. The temperature gauge starts to drop at the same rate. I keep driving - figuring the air blowing over the motor might be a good thing. Temperature gauge returns to normal in the middle. Needless to say, I did not flip the air conditioning back on. I did drive it quite a bit more today - no more overheating problems.
I assume that my air conditioner compressor is broken? I never knew it would effect the temperature like this, or this fast.
At this point I am going to look into it in the spring. Seems like a bad idea to look at any air conditioning system going into the fall.............
But I would like some of your expert opinions now