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A/C Not Working

Discussion in 'VZ Holden Commodore (2004 - 2006)' started by Jecs, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. Jecs

    Jecs PAVTEK Race Engines Staff Member

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    My Ute ('07 VZ SS L76) Air Con decided to stop working on Wednesday when I was leaving work. Prior, it was working just fine blowing cold air out.

    Whats peoples experiences on re-gassing them? I dont know if its that simple or if the compressor has packed in. I can hear the relay flicking the compressor.
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    Had to replace the compressor on the Adventra - right cnut of a job on AWD Commodores :/. I think it would be way easier with RWD models. Regas and as good as new.
     
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    Darcon666 Evil is always around you

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    1st - Take it to someone who knows Vehicle Air-Conditioning.
    2nd - Barring and electrical issues.... If there is no gas in the system the compressor will not operate/run/engaged.

    What should happen then is - They will start to re-gas the system and if it can hold a negative vacuum, they will add the refrigerant with some UV dye and send you on you way - minus $100-150.

    If it leaks you will know within a few days and the dye will show where the leak is and the amount of $$$($) will now need to spend now.
     
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    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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    yup this ^
     
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    When you turn the A/C on does the compressor clutch engage? Have you tried to use the A/C since then? The A/C compressor clutch won't engage at all if the gas is too low. Sometimes the compressor will still engage if it's on the verge of having not enough gas - but the A/C just won't get very cool. Usually it happens over a long period of time though
     
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    Jecs PAVTEK Race Engines Staff Member

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    took it to my auto elec.

    he's on the pricey end of doing a re-gas and check over @ $190 but they dont bullshit around.

    so the problem was the Pressure Regulator. I was expecting him to say its going to be a whole new compressor but he said 'nah i can get away with just changing the switch' which I was happy about cause most places would sting you the whole unit.

    total bill was $290, and A/C is back to perfect.
     
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    Trayner Fresh prince of Pakky

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    I need to get around to fixing mine
     
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