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Air con problem

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by doublem_1, Jul 14, 2013.

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    I have a 52 reg A3. It has the digital climate control. However, what with this warm weather there is a bit of an issue! The air con on the coldest setting is blowing out luke warm air. The gas is filled up, fuses fine. Last summer it worked a treat. Anyone had a similar issue?
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    check compressor clutch?, friend of mine has similar issue with A4, have you run vcds to check for any faults?
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    Not checked any codes yet. How do I check the compressor clutch? The engine not does change slightly when changing from air con to econ.
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    The engine should load up, i.e your should hear a deffinite click as the compressor kicks in and this is sometimes accompained with a change in revs the A/C fan may also cut in as well, depends on the system demand, I hate to say it but I believe halfords do a free check on the A/C system and if they cannot fix it there is no charge, but check this out before letting them look at it, hope this helps out?
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    Exactly the same problem my friend. I work with a lot of brand new cars which really highlights the difference in performance of air conditioning between my 14 year old A3 and those. I get warm air at best from mine - absolutely killer in this weather :(
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