1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Does my A/C need a top up

jolly14 Apr 12, 2011

  1. jolly14

    jolly14 Member

    312
    1
    16
    Hello guys,

    With the warmer weather coming up i tried my aircon and found that it was not coming out very cold from the center vent but quite cold from the 2 by the doors, i had the aircon re-gassed about 20 months ago so would you think that there maybe a problem or it just needs topping up.

    Cheers Jay
     
  2. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

    14,060
    583
    113
    If it's cold from the two outer vents but not the centre one that would lead me to thing it's more likely that the mechanism of vent temp control has come adrift somewhere.
     
  3. jolly14

    jolly14 Member

    312
    1
    16

    Thanks James but forgive me for being a bit of a div but what does that mean and is this gunna cost me wedge.

    Cheers Jay
     
  4. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    9,481
    646
    113
    may need a new flap motor as james said
    or it may be stuck remove glove box mess with your cc unot see ehat ones work and dont
    then either free is off or replace
    easy to do
     
  5. jolly14

    jolly14 Member

    312
    1
    16
    So its gunna be an easy fix then ................nice 1 or are you pulling my leg and its the whole dash out to fix lol

    Cheers Jay
     
  6. hades-

    hades- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

    9,481
    646
    113
    very easy glove box out thats it
    you may have to buy a new motor not sure on price i got 3 used ones for 20 quid
    oh and there colour coded so easy to find a replacement
     
  7. quattrojames

    quattrojames Moderator Staff Member Moderator Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

    14,060
    583
    113
    Stand at the back of the car, and systematically remove all components until you reach the dashboard.

    OR

    Lie in the footwells (you might need to take the glovebox out) and look behind the aircon unit, you'll see lots of multi coloured rods 3-4 inches long, like the picture below:

    With the car running, move all the climate buttons (fan/temp/vents etc) one at a time and note which rod moves with what function - then make sure they're all moving correctly as they should do. If not then often the motor which drives each one is knackered, cost about £70 or maybe half that from an ebay broker.

    I'm not saying that's definitely your problem, but worth a look first. Or VAGcom it.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2011
  8. jolly14

    jolly14 Member

    312
    1
    16
    :thumbsup:I knew i could count on you lot

    Jay
     
  9. Turkster

    Turkster Bro.Paul 2.5TDI Quattro Sport

    2,810
    54
    48
    Ok, now what ?

    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page