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In Topic: Air Conditioning Not Working - Help Please......??

09 June 2015 - 07:33 AM

Firstly, for your information the A/C lower port is situated at the right hand side of the O/S headlamp (looking from front of vehicle) within the front grill assembly. No need to remove anything has access to this is unrestricted.


Secondly, I know the history of the vehicle has I have owned it since 2008 with just 89 miles on the clock. I purchased this through a specialist dealer who re-imports vehicles from Jersey and Guernsey, so no VAT etc... This came from Guernsey.


Halford's have checked out the A/C and, as suspected, no gas pressure in the system. Their prices are, in my opinion, too prohibitive so have found Formula 1 Autocentres are doing a deal at the moment for £39.


They take a temperature reading from the A/C system, remove all the old refrigerant gas, oil and dye and then clean the whole system then remove any moisture from within.


Once the system has been thoroughly cleansed, will inject new oil, dye and refrigerant gas and take a temperature reading again to ensure that the Re-Gas has made a difference to the cold air temperature.


They are also doing a FREE 10 point spring check when booking online, worth considering, so intend to arrange this in the very near future.

In Topic: Air Conditioning Not Working - Help Please......??

07 June 2015 - 05:51 PM

Appreciate your comments, but if you follow the instructions carefully, shake the can and release the trigger regularly, you should not over pressurise the system?


It really is very easy to do if there are no other issues. Halfords should detect any faults, if there are any??

In Topic: Air Conditioning Not Working - Help Please......??

07 June 2015 - 05:39 PM

As you will note from my previous post I am taking it to Halford's tomorrow for a free check.


If all is well I will re-gas this myself though as it's really straightforward to do.


I only use the A/C during the hot spring/summer months as it increases fuel consumption significantly.


No need to waste money unnecessarily.

In Topic: Air Conditioning Not Working - Help Please......??

07 June 2015 - 03:36 PM

Thanks for your replies


Will have a look under the o/s headlamp for the lower port first. The vehicle has only done just over 45,000 so I don't think the condenser, although I could be wrong?


I did check the Halford's website earlier, but didn't notice a free air con check. Their prices are also quite prohibitive in comparison to other garages.


Halford's certainly do a FREE air con check. Booked it in on-line for tomorrow and will see what transpires?


I'll always take an offer if it's FREE !! Yipee......


Cheers all !!

In Topic: Air Conditioning Not Working - Help Please......??

07 June 2015 - 11:10 AM

I understand, but I'm reliably informed that the gas permeates into the air on average around 10 -15% per year naturally.


I have had the vehicle for some 7 years, and have never had it checked, so I'm assuming the gas has now completely vapourised over this period?


I still need to find the location of the lower port of the air conditioning system.