A/C Compressor Pushing Daisies - 2007 Hyundai Veracruz Long-Term Road Test
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2007 Hyundai Veracruz: A/C Compressor Pushing Daisies

March 21, 2008

We tracked the decline of the A/C compressor in our Veracruz until it finally croaked. So the other day we scheduled an appointment with Cormier Hyundai in Carson. It was ready for pick up in a few hours.

According to the service tech, a lack of Freon was to blame. Mixed with Freon is a light oil used to lubricate the compressor.

No Freon means no lubrication. No lubrication leads to a whirring, groaning noise and eventual failure. Sounds familiar.

Cormier recharged the system with Freon, checked for leaks and the issue appears to be fixed. We'll be sure to report if the problem returns.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Coordinator @ 6,241 miles


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