Toyota AC Compressor
The first attempt to commercially fit air-conditioning into cars was made around 1934, due to non-viability it was discontinued in 1941. However, the first successful compact single unit integrated with heating air-conditioners was introduced in 1954 and since then the system has only evolved. Today air-conditioning is integral to a car and it is hard to imagine a car without it.
Any air-conditioning system including automotive air conditioning does not produce cold; it dissipates the heat away. The air-conditioning system is a combination of a refrigeration system and air delivery system.
In the refrigeration system of your car's air conditioning heat from your cars inside is absorbed by the coolant (liquid), the heat causes coolant to change to gas which is then pumped b y the ac compressor to front of you car and heat is dispelled to air circulating in the condenser and making it a liquid. The cycle keeps repeating. The main issues with your cars air conditioners refrigeration system can be:
- Leaking coolant, a leak to inside of car can result in gas levels causing explosions. While a leak has happened it is mandatory by law to do leak check and repair before refilling the coolant. Small leaks through the hose and hose fittings and ac compressor seals are normal for an ageing air conditioning system. A few years old system may require refilling of coolant. Bad cooling is a sign of low coolant levels.
- A barren condenser and fins may also cause low cooling. Barred air flow won't allow heat dissipation.
You can see how important the AC Compressor is to ensure proper cooling inside your Toyota. A Toyota AC Compressor can develop various faults which may or may not be repairable. Let's look into some of the common repairs involved with AC Compressors.
A faulty electro-magnetic clutch can be separately replaced (you can procure a replacement clutch easily over the internet) easily using general tools by a mechanically oriented person. Sometimes, the leak is in the "Shaft Seal", it is also easily replaceable once you remove the Clutch assembly. Issues which are more internal to the Toyota AC compressor can't be repaired easily and need expert intervention. The replacement parts are mostly unavailable and if you find one, it requires high level precision to ensure a proper fitting part.
A replacement of entire AC Compressor unit is advisable rather than an attempt on repairing a faulty AC compressor. A replacement Toyota AC compressor is easily available over the internet and you can get it delivered to your home. However swapping your faulty Toyota AC compressor unit is not as easy as getting it delivered to your home. A Toyota AC Compressor will normally cost in-between $150 to $300. Not a cheap option. Improper installation could cause your new AC compressor to fail quickly due to seizure.
Why risk when the gains are not considerable, it's better to get it done from someone who has actual expertise and experience. Air -conditioning is paramount for your driving comfort whether be it a Toyota Yaris, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry, Toyota Land Cruiser or any other Toyota model, do not compromise always source a replace Toyota AC Compressor from a trusted brand.