Climatic air con on the blink.

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Climatic air con on the blink.

Post by Nick4d » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:30 pm

When I bought my caddy last year, It was blessed with air con which at the minute seems to not be blowing cold. The gas is topped up I had it checked. What else should I check. Hopefully its not the pump.. thanks in advance folks.....

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Re: Climatic air con on the blink.

Post by Sportliner » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:38 pm

Nick4d wrote:When I bought my caddy last year, It was blessed with air con which at the minute seems to not be blowing cold. The gas is topped up I had it checked. What else should I check. Hopefully its not the pump.. thanks in advance folks.....
Could be a leak any where in the system or the failure of a part, dryer etc..

Get it to an aircon specialist, they will top it up and inject a dye into the system and any leaks can be seen with an ultra violet lamp (black light).

Takes about 20 minutes and if no leaks can be found they normally ask you to drive it for a couple of days then return for a re check.

VW compressors are said to be lifed at about 500,000miles.

BTW have you replaced the pollen filter

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Re: Climatic air con on the blink.

Post by Nick4d » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:58 pm

Thanks for reply mate. I took it to an air con specialist and they said there is the right amount of gas in the system. Its just stopped working without warning. Pretty sure there is no gas leaks... weird....

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Re: Climatic air con on the blink.

Post by Nick4d » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:00 pm

Pollen filter was replaced on its service 2000 miles ago..

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Re: Climatic air con on the blink.

Post by Doc » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:02 pm

Is the compressor running? The pulley might have detached from the shaft.
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Re: Climatic air con on the blink.

Post by torque777 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:11 pm

Surely when the gased it they would of run the engine with climate on when fully gassed ..with the machine still attached you would tell if the compressor was working from the gauges as you would see the pressure rise and fall as clutch comes in and out ...have you scaned van with vagcom as if it's switched itself off for safety then it will throw up a fault code .. sometimes the high pressure switch breaks and over pressurises and you loose a bit of gas causing system shut down and you top up gas as see it is low ...I would scan first and go from there .. it's not a complecated system tbh ...
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Re: Climatic air con on the blink.

Post by Nick4d » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:32 pm

I will take it to a specialist then.. its gassed up so must be a system fault somewhere. Thanks for the help though peeps will follow this up.

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Re: Climatic air con on the blink.

Post by Matt89 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:45 pm

Not gutted in any way for you. Welcome back to the harsh world without it. Lol.
Hope you sort it soon.

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Re: Climatic air con on the blink.

Post by Nick4d » Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:02 pm

Lol cheers mate.. dark blue van with no air con = betty swollocks :D :D :oops:

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Re: Climatic air con on the blink.

Post by Doc » Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:08 pm

Betty is resident in my black van too. :(
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Re: Climatic air con on the blink.

Post by jimicks » Sat Jul 19, 2014 7:32 am

My aircon stopped a couple of weeks ago, ended up being the compressor £450+vat or £170 from eBay, only difference was the last 2 letters just older model all sorted just in time :)

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Re: Climatic air con on the blink.

Post by mkvanman » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:15 pm

Just tried mine yet another prob, I don't think pollen filter should be soot black will have to give it another try.

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Re: Climatic air con on the blink.

Post by mkvanman » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:02 pm

Looks like I need a degas.Bet by the time I get back on my feet it'll be cold again.

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Re: Climatic air con on the blink.

Post by Nick4d » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:43 am

No fault codes found and 45+vat for the privilege. .. ok so whats the next thing to check peeps. Compressor?

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Re: Climatic air con on the blink.

Post by dan@biali » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:55 am

Was that at a specialist? Seems a bit steep to plug it into vagcom. Did they even lift the bonnet to check for leaks etc? As a matter of interest, I would check the pollen filter actually WAS changed at the service. Its simple enough to look for yourself and if its covered in muck, will definitely not be helping. There are 2 versions as well, and the premium one is better and not much more expensive, but service dept have been known to put the cheap one in.
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