Fixing your own AC in your pickup truck this summer is something that is perfectly possible for the dedicated. Knowing how to use your pickup truck’s AC is a very important thing to know and may not be the most obvious thing. Firstly, the cool air might not turn on immediately so it is important to open the windows of the pickup truck before you start driving to invite a nice breeze into the car. If the AC in your pickup truck doesn’t turn on in a few minutes, then there may be a problem with the AC in your pickup truck. Although identifying the problem may not be as simple as that.
Some other signs of AC problems include is that the carpet will be extremely damp, water underneath the car on extremely humid days, the fan in the truck making any sort of noise that is not normally heard, a pungent smell of mildew, and a dramatically reduced amount of air flowing into the pickup truck are all signs that your pickup truck’s AC needs to be fixed.
Once the problem has been identified in your pickup truck then fixing the AC in your pickup truck can be very simple. The first thing to check when you are trying to fix the AC in your pickup truck is a part called the drive belt. The mechanism makes the air conditioner move, meaning that it is the part that is responsible for turning the air around the truck. If this belt is damaged or worn out then it must be replaced. Finding this particular part can be tricky because in the newer editions of pickup trucks this part is often hidden beneath part parts of the pickup truck.However, the air conditioner condenser is a much easier part to locate in your pickup truck, normally being located right at the front of the radiator. These two parts can closely resemble one another, so it is important to be able to tell the two apart when you are fixing the AC in your pickup truck by yourself. When the air conditioner condenser becomes damaged or plugged the airflow to the rest of the car is restricted. To ensure that this particular part of the car is working properly, simply check it periodically to ensure that the parts are all clean and moving smoothly so that that fluid is properly cooled.