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Aircon Issues

Tom Virgin Jul 27, 2018

  1. Tom Virgin

    Tom Virgin New Member

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    Been doing a few long journeys recently in the new wagon and decided it’s worth sorting out the aircon.

    Sent the Mrs over to ATS yesterday to get it regassed, Pressure check was ok and it still had some gas in.

    She told me that they’d done the regass and couldn’t get the aircon to switch on tried pressing all the buttons with no luck etc so they drained the gas again and said to bring it back to be re filled when it’s repaired.

    I checked over it last night and when engines cold the fan switched on/off with the ECON button as it should, you can hear a noise behind the dash that sounds like flaps being adjusted on the button press. With the engine off I couldn’t feel any play or movement from the centre of the compressor pulley.

    Phoned ATS this morning who said that they couldn’t refill it as it wouldn’t let them because the compressor wouldn’t kick in and to take it to an aircon specialist to get repaired.

    Now I’m under the impression that the compressor won’t kick in if there’s no or little gas in the system so how can they know the compressor isn’t kicking in if they didn’t put any gas in ???

    Also how the f**k can I check it if they’ve left it empty
     
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  3. Tom Virgin

    Tom Virgin New Member

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    She’s told me that they definitely filled then they tried it and then they rained it again in case it needed to be worked on.

    Let’s see what **** ATS come up with now
     
  4. Tom Virgin

    Tom Virgin New Member

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    So spent lunch under the bonnet, the compressor is getting a voltage when AC Is on and not when AC is off, but I can’t see any movement on the pulley when AC is switched on/off does that mean the compressor is buggered??
     
  5. Blurtar

    Blurtar Member Team Daytona Team Dolphin Grey TDi Audi A4 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S-line owners group S tronic

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    Recently repaired mine, had to do the compressor, pressure switch and condenser. I understood it if the compressor is faulty the fan doesn’t kick in, mine didn’t until I’d replaced the compressor.
     
  6. Tom Virgin

    Tom Virgin New Member

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    Hmm that’s odd, my fan seems to be working fine and doesn’t seem to be in line with the symptoms of the pressure switch
     
  7. Blurtar

    Blurtar Member Team Daytona Team Dolphin Grey TDi Audi A4 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S-line owners group S tronic

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    My compressor was totally wasted, I tested it off the car and the clutch just made the faintest click when 12v was applied.

    On replacement of the compressor I regassed the system and everything fired in to life.

    One thing for certain, you have a deffo fault if the econ light doesn’t switch off.
     
  8. Tom Virgin

    Tom Virgin New Member

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    Ah but the Econ light does switch off !

    Maybe I’ll try sticking 12v to mine and see what it does, even if it’s still getting a 9.5v signal at the min
     
  9. DieselJake

    DieselJake Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Ripped all my aircon out if you want it, based in Birmingham, drop us a pm.
     
  10. CarbonMike

    CarbonMike Active Member Team Brilliant Black Audi A4 Black Edition quattro

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    Sounds like you own my old B7 lol

    Similiar issue ended up being a low voltage problem to the air con pump!
     
  11. Tom Virgin

    Tom Virgin New Member

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    What voltage were you getting at the pump mike? Mines 9.5V
     
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  13. CarbonMike

    CarbonMike Active Member Team Brilliant Black Audi A4 Black Edition quattro

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    Around 4 volts.
     

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