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    hi, not sure if this is the right place to post this but my aircan is making some strange noises when its on. it also doesnt seem to be pushing cold air either.

    anythoughts. cheers

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    what sort of noises?..

    lack of cold air coming from the AC is down to low gas pressure in the system...It would be well worth getting an independant to check the pressure in the AC system first.. does it make the noises if the AC isn't switched on?.. i.e. the compressor isn't being driven.

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    no noise when its off. its hard to expain in words but its like a whinning noise.

    does it cost much to get it checked out

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    normally just £50 for a test and vac....they'll blow nitrogen into the car to see if they can get the ac to work and to help spot leaks

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    i was hoping it ws jst out of gas or somthing. lol.

    cheers for the help mate

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    Mine's suffering from the same problem. When the aircon is switched on, there is a distinct high-pitched squeal/squeak from seemingly behind the centre air vents. It sounds like a belt or a fan in need of lubrication.

    My aircon runs fine, however. It produced plenty of cold air and the compressor was changed in March so I presume it isn't that.

    Anyone got any ideas what it could be?

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    sounds the sameissue but ,ike i said i dnt seem to get any cold air from it. aww well is another problem to add to the list.

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    As GSi 3.2 said, the lack of cold air sounds like the aircon needs a regas. From what I have picked up on here, the aircon does need a regas every couple of years even if there isn't a leak, so that's probably causing the lack of cold air. There are plenty of places that you can get it checked for not too much money (i.e. Kwikfit charge £45).

    Having had mine regassed, however, hasn't stopped the squeaking. Mind you, the squeaking hasn't stopped the aircon either so it can't be that bad. I am going to get the next garage I take it to to check it cos Vauxhall have had 4 attempts and have either not been bothered to sort it or are unable to.

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    vx arent the best when it comes to doing a job properly. its mot it due on the 24th of sep so got some other jobs to do before hand. recon a regas is the way to go.

    cheers people. once again great advice. top guys.

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