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    Hi all

    I had the aircon re gased at Kwik Fit less than 3 months ago and it is now blowing warm air.

    I have a 58 Plate Vectra 1.8 SRI. The system dosent even kick in. Can anyone advise what it could be ?

    I dont want to be stung for a new unit! Plus i refuse to pay another £50 for a re gas.

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    If there is no pressure, due to no gas, it won't run
    On regassing a dye should have been added, the system rechecked for leaks
    I would suggest contacting KwikFit to see what warranty they offer on the work carried out, as it is less than 6 months

    Take a look at the matrix, this is the metal grid on the front of the car just behind the bumper Look for large wet patches
    If there are any this suggests the matrix is compromised and needs replaced
    However if you do not use the air conditioning regularly the moisture may already have evaporated

    Golden rule with air conditioning, use it all the time
    I have mine running every day, all year round, and never had a problem
    Nice and cool in summer, nice and dry in winter

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    Go back to them and get them to regas it for free. That's what I did on mine. Mine is leaking though but I thought I may as well keep cool for another few weeks for free!

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    Thanks for the reply. I'll get onto them and see what they say.

    Cheers

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    do an air con search on here also,.. it's such a common problem with the Vec,. mine included

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    will be the condensor at the front of the car.

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    If its under vx warranty still your local dealer to check it out. Last year a colleague who has a 57 plate Sri got a new condensor fitted under vx's warranty even though there was less than a month remaining of the original 3 year warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnseffs View Post
    Hi all

    I had the aircon re gased at Kwik Fit less than 3 months ago and it is now blowing warm air.

    I have a 58 Plate Vectra 1.8 SRI. The system dosent even kick in. Can anyone advise what it could be ?

    I dont want to be stung for a new unit! Plus i refuse to pay another £50 for a re gas.

    Thanks
    John
    Hi John.

    Gerry from Kwik Fit here.

    This shouldn't have happened - please could you go back to the centre in question and they can check it out?

    Thanks

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    Condensor damaged.

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    If you don't get any joy, pm Slikkers, he'll get you sorted.

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