2009 XKR 5.0 aircon problem

2009 XKR 5.0 aircon problem

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NWTony

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2,498 posts

194 months

Sunday 28th June 2020
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The aircon on the car doesn't work insofar as I don't get any cold air through it. The fans blow but it isn't cold, cold if you see what I mean.The windows tend to get misty too and hard to clear. I have had the gas checked and replaced so it isn't that, is there anything else that commonly goes wrong with the system?

XFRFred

7,403 posts

219 months

Sunday 28th June 2020
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Yes, there is a pin/valve (I'll need to find the details from when i had it repaired), that needs to be replaced. I believe it corrodes.
Anyhow, it stops the system from working correctly and once i has been replaced, you'll have nice cold air.

Surrey Jag Centre fix it for me. Let me see if i can find some info on it (old invoice is somewhere).
Although this was on my XFR, I'm guessing it's a very similar, if the not the same, system.

Edited by XFRFred on Sunday 28th June 09:07

Simpo Two

75,373 posts

231 months

Sunday 28th June 2020
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Did it work immediately after the gas was replaced?

NWTony

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194 months

Wednesday 1st July 2020
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Simpo Two said:
Did it work immediately after the gas was replaced?
Nope, it did a week or so after but then stopped working again.

XFRFred

7,403 posts

219 months

Sunday 13th September 2020
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OP did you ever get this sorted?

Found some info on this.
On the invoice, it reads as: Aircon internal switch replaced

From what i recall, when explained, is that this small component can fail, but it's a £50 fix which save having to the whole unit.

Simpo Two

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231 months

Sunday 13th September 2020
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NWTony said:
Simpo Two said:
Did it work immediately after the gas was replaced?
Nope, it did a week or so after but then stopped working again.
It has a leak somewhere. No point re-gassing it, you'll need to find and fix the leak first. An a/c specialist can do this with fluorescent dye.

NWTony

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194 months

Tuesday 15th September 2020
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Simpo Two said:
It has a leak somewhere. No point re-gassing it, you'll need to find and fix the leak first. An a/c specialist can do this with fluorescent dye.
Weirdly had a friend recharge it a few weeks ago and it has been A1 since, maybe the leak mysteriously fixed itself. Unlike last time the read out was the system was empty before he refilled it.