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#1 Valleyboy22

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:11 AM

Hi all,
Got a 2008 focus 1.6 petrol which the air conditioning has suddenly stopped working? Was working great a few weeks bk but now it dont seem to? When I press the ac button I can't hear anything kicking in but wondering if it could be the fuse maybe? Maybe it might need a re gas but surely when I press the ac button it should still do something? Don't wanna pay for a re gas if it's not that and be a waste of money? Any first step advice please??
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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:56 AM

Hi Chris,

 

If the air con is low, then it wont kick int he compressor. the pressure switch will tell the ecu not to engage the clutch as it will damage the system.

 

I would say get a free air con check at a local garage to confirm if there is enough refrigerant.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:04 PM

i would of thought if the fuse had gone the A/C light would not light up on the button?? maybe wrong though.

 

on this subject of air con, James is there any kits for home you can use to test or recharge the air con yourself? 



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:14 PM

the light comes on as the switch is on, but the ECU wont engage the clutch or compressor, I had this on my mondy recently, same issue, but the difference is that it was a holey compressor!



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 12:33 PM

So there is a possibility that the gas is low then?? Thought it would of engaged though but I'm not up on this so not sure. Dnt wanna waste money on a refill if it's not that?

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 04:20 PM

If its low it wont engage at all mate it just goes dead

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 04:51 PM

Ok thanks I hope that's what it is. Need to look around for a good price now and have it done.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:41 PM

Call around even small garages, I found one garage who would regass for £35, others ranged between £50 and £70.



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:44 PM

Might ring my mechanic up and see if he can suggest anyone. My mate took his to quick fit and had a deal at the time but that was last year. Guess it's a quick job and I can wait around for it to be done?

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:00 PM

yeah it takes about 20 minutes for a complete drain, vacuum and refill :)



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:08 PM

Thanks for that I will ring my mechanic in the morning or shop around.

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 08:22 PM

Notice kwik fit do it and if temp does not fall below what is stated I get my money bk. Least surely if it's not a re gas I need I might get my money bk lol

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 08:26 PM

Theres a garage just off broadway in treforest that does a regas for 35, ill get theyre number when i pass tommorow

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 08:30 PM

Legend thanks

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 12:39 PM

Have you got the name of the garage so I can ring it please. Googled it but not 100% sure it will be the right one.

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