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Air con compressor issues
« December 17, 2016, 05:54:30 »
I rarely get to drive the wife's car but noticed the air-con compressor on its way or might have to be re gassed or possible leak. Turn it on and it takes a while to charge with a noise like a slow whooshing noise.
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« Reply #1 : December 17, 2016, 16:34:15 »
I rarely get to drive the wife's car but noticed the air-con compressor on its way or might have to be re gassed or possible leak. Turn it on and it takes a while to charge with a noise like a slow whooshing noise.

Is that the car wit 400K + on it?
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« Reply #2 : December 18, 2016, 05:31:32 »
I rarely get to drive the wife's car but noticed the air-con compressor on its way or might have to be re gassed or possible leak. Turn it on and it takes a while to charge with a noise like a slow whooshing noise.

Is that the car wit 400K + on it?

Yep 426500km still drives like its brand new
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« Reply #3 : December 18, 2016, 21:41:36 »
Cheers.. so it's done well then. I reckon I'll need a re-gas before then...
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Re: Air con compressor issues
« Reply #4 : December 19, 2016, 03:43:20 »
Does it have vacuum controlled air vents/flaps. Might be them moving around when you activate the external air/recirculation or face/feet options.
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Re: Air con compressor issues
« Reply #5 : December 19, 2016, 03:48:20 »
The whooshing sound will be the refrigerant oil passing through the pipes without the correct amount of gas due to a leak, you wont or shouldn't re-gas the system until the leak is found and repaired.

 
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« Reply #6 : December 19, 2016, 07:41:59 »
The whooshing sound will be the refrigerant oil passing through the pipes without the correct amount of gas due to a leak, you wont or shouldn't re-gas the system until the leak is found and repaired.

Only happens when you push the AC button . I've got a auto refridgy mechanic coming to pressure test it. And I'll go from there gotta keep the wife happy  :whistler:
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« Reply #7 : December 19, 2016, 08:01:28 »
Only happens when you push the AC button . I've got a auto refridgy mechanic coming to pressure test it. And I'll go from there gotta keep the wife happy  :whistler:
Stands to reason that the aircon has to be on :)

Yes pressure test is the first step, once the leak is found and fixed then it can be re-gassed, fingers crossed it's an external seal or valve :fingers:
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« Reply #8 : January 10, 2017, 22:50:31 »
Got it tested no leaks still heaps of gas but said there's an electrical fault in the compressor. Anyone here of that ?
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« Reply #9 : January 10, 2017, 23:16:52 »
Sounds like it might then be the connection to "or" the actuators for the valves and swash plate, valve issues would explain the swooshing sound.
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« Reply #10 : January 11, 2017, 04:07:41 »
Sounds like it might then be the connection to "or" the actuators for the valves and swash plate, valve issues would explain the swooshing sound.

Sounds expensive I don't think I can fix it myself ! :crazy2:
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Re: Air con compressor issues
« Reply #11 : January 11, 2017, 04:20:47 »
I'm unsure of costs or maintenance procedures for auto compressors, I'm more familiar with domestic refrigeration.
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« Reply #12 : January 11, 2017, 04:38:51 »
I'd ask for a quote to fix first if possible :undecided: second hand compressors can be bought through ebay/wreckers from $165 - $220 but then you'll need someone to evacuate the system and re-gas when fitted.
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