Volvo Community Forum. The Forums of the Volvo Owners Club

Forum Rules Volvo Owners Club About VOC Volvo Gallery Links Volvo History Volvo Press
Go Back   Volvo Owners Club Forum > "Technical Topics" > S80 '98-'06 / S60 '00-'09 / V70 & XC70 '00-'07 General
Register Members CarsBlogs Help Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

S80 '98-'06 / S60 '00-'09 / V70 & XC70 '00-'07 General Forum for the S80 '98-'06 / S60 '00-'09 / V70 & XC70 '00-'07 models

Information
  • VOC Members: There is no login facility using your VOC membership number or the details from page 3 of the club magazine. You need to register in the normal way
  • AOL Customers: Make sure you check the 'Remember me' check box otherwise the AOL system may log you out during the session. This is a known issue with AOL.
  • AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net users. Forum owners such as us are finding that AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net are blocking a lot of email generated from forums. This may mean your registration activation and other emails will not get to you, or they may appear in your spam mailbox

Thread Informations

pre- works info gathering.

Views : 710

Replies : 31

Users Viewing This Thread :  

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old May 22nd, 2019, 14:55   #1
ThomasG
Do.Not.Evict.The.Spider.
 

Last Online: Today 16:33
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: London
Default pre- works info gathering.

Hi all..

Just so I know what am I doing, when I get around to it..

My aircon doest perform too well at the moment..

So a bit of a background:

When I bought the car, some years ago, aircon would work only at motorway speeds, I didn't know why..
So I had it refilled.
And still, behaviour did not change.
Paying a bit more attention to it, I noticed that it will work for a minute or two from being switched on, and then die.

Some browsing of this forum done, and, armed with long nose pliers and some tiewraps I performed a "ghetto fix" of AC clutch.

For over 2 years now it was working like a charm.

Now, however.. It happened very gradually so I can't even say when it started, but the zircon isn't as cold as it used to be.

I am sure the compressor works. This "shudder" cannot be mistaken with anything else.

With outside temperatures above 20celc it actually never stops, the compressor, and yet it takes ages to make any significant temp drop inside the car.

Also, what I noticed, is that passenger side vents blow slightly colder than drivers.

First thing coming to my mind: refill.

Any other possibilities?

I'd rather find out now than after spending money..

Thanks in advance.
__________________
I'm not saying its the only possible right way of doing it. This is my experience. This is my opinion. You get your own.

`03 V70 Mk2 Auto 2.4 B5244 NA, 170Bhp, 277K miles
ThomasG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2019, 16:48   #2
cheshired5
Premier Member
 

Last Online: Today 18:32
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Crewe
Default

Clean the fluff out of the cabin temperature sensor on the climate unit grille.
Check the cabin temperature in Vida.
Run a climate module calibration in Vida.
View the ac gas pressure in Vida.
__________________
2002 S60 SE D5 Manual
205000 miles
cheshired5 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to cheshired5 For This Useful Post:
Old May 22nd, 2019, 16:57   #3
ThomasG
Do.Not.Evict.The.Spider.
 

Last Online: Today 16:33
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: London
Default

And that is...

Very good!

I feel kind of silly for not thinking of it myself..

Thank you.
__________________
I'm not saying its the only possible right way of doing it. This is my experience. This is my opinion. You get your own.

`03 V70 Mk2 Auto 2.4 B5244 NA, 170Bhp, 277K miles
ThomasG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2019, 17:00   #4
oragex
Premier Member
 
oragex's Avatar
 

Last Online: Today 18:26
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Coldnada
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ThomasG View Post
Hi all..

When I bought the car, some years ago, aircon would work only at motorway speeds, I didn't know why..

During a hot summer day, try see if the radiator fan runs at low speed when the A/C is turned on.

As for the poor cooling, as above, blow some air (or use a vacuum cleaner) in the small mesh on the center console, near the temp knob - don't touch the little sensor inside

Overfilling the compressor may cause issues such as poor cooling. Do the refrigerant lines around the engine look covered with ice ?

I would first bring it to a place to take the pressure.
__________________
DIY Volvo repair Videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ECTts0FSVSOT_c
oragex is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to oragex For This Useful Post:
Old May 22nd, 2019, 22:41   #5
barrybritcher
Master Member
 

Last Online: Today 19:21
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Norwich
Default

you can buy the pressure tester in halfords (this is also the bit that screws into the gas bottle to refil it DIY)
__________________
2007 Volvo S60 T5 2.4 Geartronic
barrybritcher is online now   Reply With Quote
Old May 22nd, 2019, 23:54   #7
ThomasG
Do.Not.Evict.The.Spider.
 

Last Online: Today 16:33
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: London
Default

No

Period.
__________________
I'm not saying its the only possible right way of doing it. This is my experience. This is my opinion. You get your own.

`03 V70 Mk2 Auto 2.4 B5244 NA, 170Bhp, 277K miles
ThomasG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2019, 00:14   #8
barrybritcher
Master Member
 

Last Online: Today 19:21
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Norwich
Default

lol why's that? worked well for me and saves the 30 each time you pay a professional
__________________
2007 Volvo S60 T5 2.4 Geartronic
barrybritcher is online now   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2019, 07:35   #9
ThomasG
Do.Not.Evict.The.Spider.
 

Last Online: Today 16:33
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: London
Default

Yes, I know.

But after making few mistakes with this car, I decided to do things properly whenever possible.

And in this case it is about weighting a 30(as you say) saving per refill, that happens once in few years, against actually knowing how much refrigerant is in the system.

With that trigger one goes blind. No way of knowing how much to add.
I'll rather pay 60 as last time, and have it sucked out, weighted, refilled with proper amount of refrigerant and lubricant.
__________________
I'm not saying its the only possible right way of doing it. This is my experience. This is my opinion. You get your own.

`03 V70 Mk2 Auto 2.4 B5244 NA, 170Bhp, 277K miles
ThomasG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23rd, 2019, 07:59   #10
barrybritcher
Master Member
 

Last Online: Today 19:21
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Norwich
Default

Yes deffo the correct way but alas as I had the world's tiniest weep from the compressor they refused to fill it. So I used the gas with a leak stop built in. Bob's your uncle.
__________________
2007 Volvo S60 T5 2.4 Geartronic
barrybritcher is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 19:21.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.