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    Default Air Con ... Funny Noise?!

    Hi All,

    My aircon wasn't working recently and I asked for advice.

    You guys said to go to Kwik Fit to have it recharged which I did on Sunday and the guy said after it was done that there was no gas whatsoever in the aircon!

    So I've tried it and its freezing cold the way it should be ... however when I turn it on it makes a very funny noise which is quite concerning!!

    Not sure if this is normal or not....

    I've taken a short recording - beginning is normal engine noise and then I turn it on and it sounds like a leak in a gas cannister or something

    Have a listen if you don't mind and let me know what you think....

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    Cheers!!
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    As you had no gas in it did they put floura dye in the system so any leaks can be detected, sound like you have a leak and the noise is a result of a lack of gas in the system. take it back to kwik fit and get them to test as they touched it last.

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    My cars aircon makes a short quiet whining noise for about 5 to 10 seconds after I turn on the air-con.

    I have full cooling effect and no leaks...just take it for granted that it always does this.

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    They said they tested it for leaks and none found ... Is there an easy way for me to check?

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    Trust me...if their is money to be made, Kwik Fit will be there like a flash!!

    If they found no leaks, then I would be reasonably happy that there shouldn't be any...however the fact that there was no refridgerant at all in the car would suggest that a seal had dried up (due to lack of use) and allowed all the gas to escape.
    May be a very slow leak!!

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    lol, towards the end of that sound clip sounds like something out of a horror movie lol!

    Mine defiantely doesnt do it so I guess there must be a leak somewhere.

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    Mine does that but I have just had it confirmed that my condensor has three splits in it and a slow leak

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    Quote Originally Posted by kns View Post
    Mine does that but I have just had it confirmed that my condensor has three splits in it and a slow leak
    That doesn't sound too good!! ... How much will that be to fix if that's what's wrong with mine?

    And yes it does sound like something out of a horror movie ... I was eating my lunch in the car yesterday and it got to a point where I was tempted to jump out incase the car blew up!! ha ha

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    Been quoted around the £250 mark but I hope my tesco warranty will pay for it

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