Toyota Yaris Parts And Toyota Yaris Accessories
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The Toyota Yaris subcompact comes with the air-conditioning system as standard feature, and for many Yaris owners, the only time they pay attention to their car\'s A/C is when it stops working. Once the Yaris\' A/C starts to blow hot air or fails to work at all, it can be caused by a lot of things. Below are some of the common causes of a broken air conditioning system of the Toyota Yaris and how to address them:
A lot of A/C-related problems can be traced to the simple fact that the system doesn\'t have enough refrigerant. Although the Toyota Yaris A/C runs under a pressurized closed-loop system, small amounts of refrigerant can still escape through the pores of the A/C hose. This can be further worsened by a leak in the hose, compressor, or other parts of the system. Either way, once too much refrigerant is lost the A/C will no longer be able to cool the cabin effectively. Also, in the event of a rapid loss of refrigerant in the system, the A/C will automatically shut down to prevent potential damage to its components due to the increased heat and depressurization.
Once the refrigerant gets low, it will need to be recharged. You can have this done in most auto repair shops, but there are also kits you can buy, which allow you to recharge the A/C using canned refrigerant. However, if there is a leak somewhere in the A/C, it must be patched up first or the damaged component must be replaced before the A/C can be recharged.
If the refrigerant isn\'t the source of the problem, another likely cause is the A/C compressor. This electric compressor is responsible for pumping refrigerant throughout the system, so once it breaks down due to wear, damage, or a factory defect, the refrigerant wouldn\'t be able to circulate.
One good indicator that the A/C is broken because of a faulty compressor is the absence of a distinctive hum whenever the switch is turned on. The compressor generates significant amount of noise despite the insulation of the cabin, so if the A/C is turned on and the vents stay silent, have the compressor checked at the shop. Also, take note of how long the A/C has been left unused. The compressor needs to be run at a regular basis, or else, its internal components will start to deteriorate.
A modern automotive air conditioning system is linked to the alternator and battery through a series of wires, fuses, relays, and other electrical devices. And should any of these parts succumb to wear or damage, the flow of power from the battery to the A/C will be cut.
Replacing the damaged wire or electrical component should be able to restore power to the A/C, although in the case of dirt or rust buildup in the contacts, a bit of cleaning should be enough. You should also check the fuse for the A/C to see if it has not burned out from a short circuit.