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hodgre

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68 posts

100 months

Wednesday 30th May 2012
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The recent spell of warm weather makes me question whether my air con is working (the light is on though!). Certainly doesn't match my wife's ford focus for cooling. Any similar experiences?

justin220

3,097 posts

106 months

Wednesday 30th May 2012
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Have you turned the dial right round to the cold side? You should hear it 'click'

hodgre

Original Poster:

68 posts

100 months

Thursday 31st May 2012
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as far as it goes

BibsTLF

789 posts

109 months

Thursday 31st May 2012
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When you turn the car on, even from cold the radiator fans will be on if the a/c is ok. If there's not enough gas, the system won't turn on so you'll not hear any fans running. It's not uncommon on early cars for the a/c rad to become punctured before they swapped it to a different unit.

hodgre

Original Poster:

68 posts

100 months

Thursday 31st May 2012
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thanks-look like i have a problem
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Logbert

2,295 posts

46 months

Friday 1st June 2012
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Took demo car out from jct Leeds on Monday. Air con was absolutly rubbish. Could be a problem with them?

Small Car

726 posts

101 months

Friday 1st June 2012
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My condenser was replaced under warranty at Xmas when I had it serviced without quibble. Perhaps a known fault? I had not raised, the dealer found it. Impressive.

The Wookie

10,507 posts

130 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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As said, the early cars do tend to suffer from leaking condensors. Mine's a 2011 car and although the A/C isn't the strongest of any car I've been in, it's still pretty good.

hodgre

Original Poster:

68 posts

100 months

Wednesday 13th June 2012
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just had service-a/c not working (compressor problem caused by leak) and will be fixed under warranty