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    Default Sorry folks but another air con question!

    Hi all when I switch the air con on I can't hear the pump working and the engine revs stay the same as well as it blowing out luke warm air. Does this normally mean that there is a leak or could it just need a regas? I don't want to go and pay for a regas for it to be empty ten mins later.
    Thanks again for your advice Gaz

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    Sorry

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    If the system is empty then the pump will not operate (low pressure)
    Therefore a pressure test is required, the system is then regassed and rechecked for leaks

    Find a specialist that does not charge for the regas after the leaks have been repaired

    Equally, the gas often leaks away after 5 years and simply needs to be replaced, typically the condensor has breached
    Check the condensor for dark patches

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    does anyone have any pictures available to show where the air con components live??

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    Thanks m8internet hopefully the last option applies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaz1965 View Post
    I don't want to go and pay for a regas for it to be empty ten mins later.
    kwikfit won't charge you a penny if the system has a leak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikroc View Post
    does anyone have any pictures available to show where the air con components live??
    No need for pictures
    Stand at the front of the car with the bonnet up
    The large silver radiator nearest the bumper is the condensor
    Follow the silver pipes to the offside of the car
    They may disappear into the side of the engine, that will be the air con pump

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    Had it topped up today and no leeks so it's nice and cool inside again now :-)

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    Kwik Fit have done mine twice, and said no leaks.

    It lasted one month the first time.

    This time, It's been 3 months, but it's not as cold now, as it was 3 months ago, although the pump still kicks in, can see it cutting off in the next week or so

    Off to see a proper air con specialist next week

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