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to low on antifrezze, or air cond. compressor locked or locking-up, to low on water& antifrezze mix in ratiator, or fan clutch out, fan belt slipping, try the antifrezze amount mixed first and make sure the fluid is circulating good ,if not water pump or stuck thermostat

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Q: Why does a car overheat when using the AC and not moving?
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Does the ac cause the car to overheat?


Can ac cause a car to overheat?


If your car is low on coolant does it cause it to overheat when using the air conditioner What else can cause it to overheat while the air conditioning is on?

Yes, low coolant will cause it to overheat without the AC; that is not the only reason that will cause overheating however.

Would a car overheat if left in park with the AC on?

It can if their is something wrong with the cooling system.

Can the ac cause a car to overheat?

Yes---after air goes thru condensor,it is warmer than if ac is off. Clean the radiator

Your 2004 Grand Prix is overheated light on dash said to turn AC off Is the AC causing it to overheat?

Your AC should not cause your car to overheat. Your car probably has a different reason that it is overheating. However, your AC adds additional heat to the engine. Your car wants your AC off until you get the problem fixed. You would have a similar situation if you sprained your ankle while you carried your backpack. Someone would tell you to put down the backpack until you got your sprained ankle taken care of.

If your headgasket is blown if turning on the ac will that keep the motor cool?

If the engine is overheating, running the ac will make it overheat faster. The ac only cools the inside of the car, it actually adds heat under the hood.

Why does AC stop working after a while and the car will overheat when AC is on on a 1995 Nissan 240sx?

Cooling fan not working, or your cooling system needs a complete service. The cooling fan should be on continuously when the A/C is on.

What cause cars to overheat with air conditioner on?

A car is more likely to overheat with the AC on because the AC radiator is in front of the cars radiator expelling heat. so if the engines cooling system is operating near capacity for some reason the heat coming from the AC can be just enough to tip it over the edge. The engine also has to work a Little harder while the Ac is running which would not help either.

Why is Mercedes c280 overheat when ac is on?

Are the fans in front of the condenser running?

What is differences of ac and DC?

the difference between ac and dc is that the curren on ac is moving alternative and on dc is moving directly

Why does fan system of 2003 Ford Focus run everytime the fan or AC is switched on even when engine is not very hot?

It's purpose at that time is to keep air moving over the AC condenser. The AC condenser is located in front of the radiator. The high pressure side of the AC would overheat or would develop too high a pressure if it were not cooled by airflow when the AC is functioning.

Why does your car car smell like antiseptic in a hospital when your ac is on?

This normally indicates a refrigerant leak. STOP USING YOUR AC IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THIS SMELL!! The fumes from the fluid in your AC system are highly toxic. The leak needs to be sorted out before the AC can be used again.

Does the ac compressor need the overheat switch hooked up in order to work?


If a 93 Thunderbird's AC pump starts smoking and causing the rest of the car to overheat can you simply disconnect it?

You can remove the belt for it. This is a typical failure of the a/c condenser for a T-Bird

Does running the ac in extreme hot weather cause engine to overheat?

If coolant is up to proper level and cooling fans are working - should not overheat

Engine starts to overheat with AC running 2001 kia sportage at stop?

Be sure the cooling fans are functioning when the ac is running.

Why does the engine of a 1996 ford bronco overheat only when the AC is on?

check clutch fan

How do you Disconnect air conditioner in car?

No ned to. Unless clutch is engaged (AC on) it freewheels-using no power.

Why does the ac resistor overheat and melt?

Excessive curent draw, usally a weak blower motor.

If a 93 Thunderbird AC pump starts smoking and causing the rest of the car to overheat can you simply disconnect it?

Yes if the pump turns freely. Otherwise you will have to install a shorter drive belt, bypassing the compressor.

Put AC ON car over heats?

put on ac in car and over heats

Why moving iron is used for ac and dc?

Moving iron type instruments only has the capable to measure the dc as well as ac currents.

Does a car takes gasoline to run the air conditioner?

Using the AC takes power from the engine and it does lower the mpg.

Why Ac is not working with coolant low?

When the AC is running, the engine must work significantly harder to perform the same tasks it normally does. Extra work translates into more energy, which in turn creates additional heat. Without the proper level AND mixture of coolant, the car engine will overheat.