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#1 Pearlwhite

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 08:50 PM

Just had my 2013 1.6 HDI VTR serviced at the main dealer. I asked them to look at the A/C which is not blowing cold and has developed a whirring sound. Main dealer have diagnosed that it needs a new condenser and seals. What do you think? Does this sound like the correct diagnosis? They have quoted £640 to replace condenser and seals.

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 03:07 PM

Strange. If the condenser and seals are faulty I would have expected the gas to be low- and that would/should prevent the compressor and fan from running. So the whirring sound?


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:30 PM

Look in yellow pages and find an auto Aircon company. They do just Aircon and will be cheaper than main dealer. As discussed says if refrigerant has leaked out then the compressor WILL NOT RUN due to low pressure switch.
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Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:52 PM

my Xsara pic has a small condenser leak , a regas lasts about 12 months .

 

Just before the pressure drops enough for the system  to cut out completely the compressor is noisy  



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:52 PM

my Xsara pic has a small condenser leak , a regas lasts about 12 months .

 

Just before the pressure drops enough for the system  to cut out completely the compressor is noisy  



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 06:52 PM

my Xsara pic has a small condenser leak , a regas lasts about 12 months .

 

Just before the pressure drops enough for the system  to cut out completely the compressor is noisy  



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 09:26 PM

Hiccups ?



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Posted 11 May 2018 - 07:24 AM

sorry guys , drink problem , not me ,   methinks dodgy mouse button , probably the beer that spilt on it the other evening :)