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    Unhappy Aircon HELP!

    Rite i've just got a MK4 Sri 1.8 on a W plate and got a prob with the aircon! When you turn the aircon on you can hear a noise that stops and stars and souns like the motor is trying to turn something (the noise seems to be inside the cab) and it doesnt blow cold air, does it just need gasing or is it something else???

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    It probably could need regassing or there could be a more sinister problem. I suggest you go to Vauxhall (yes Vauxhall) get them to plug in the tech 2 and they will be able to see exactly whats happening with the aircon system. It will stop you spending £50 getting regassed to find out thats not the problem and having to spend £100 to find the actual problem and get the system regassed again.

    Sorry mate theres not other real way of knowing exactly whats going on.

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    After 7 or so years the seals have probably dried out and its lost its gas. Get it booked in somewhere and have it serviced. A/C should be used for about a min of 20 mins a month to keep the gas and oil moving in the system so the seals don't dry out and let the gas out. I'm not sure if tech 2 will show up anything like low pressure in the A/C system. Its about £60 for it to be vac'd out, filled up and check for leaks. Mobile peeps can come out to your house/place of work too.
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    Tech 2 does show low pressure as i have just had mine diagnosed by it... they can also check the pump is still working as the pump will not run if the pressure is too low...
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    Cheers guys will get it checked out at some point summer is over so can survive without it for abit!

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