- Dec 14, 2002
- New Jersey
Hello, Recently Ive noticed something in most of our car AC systems that I have not remembered hearing/noticing before... If one turns on the AC with the vehicle on, fan blowing, etc., there is a notable hissing noise from the vents. It is the AC system, not a vacuum actuated air diverter or similar device - I know that for sure. It is a hissing sound, almost like a very muffled sound of evaporation, which obviously I'd assume to have occurring in a closed rankine cycle... but I never used to hear it, and I don't hear it in every vehicle or every time. The catch is, the static, resting pressures and the operating refrigerant pressures all seem to be fine... Any thoughts? Have I just not been observant enough, or does this indicate anything in our aging vehicles??? Thanks!