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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 26-04-2017, 17:55 Thread Starter
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Rover 45 - A/C Starts and stops

Hello everyone,

After engine replacement the "mechanic" didn't change the two o-rings in result of the system to loose the liquid.

After i replaced the leak with two new o-rings
recharged the system with the Correct method (Pressed the system up to 100psi waited - purge triple purge etc)

But i have this problem:

The compressor working for 20 seconds blowing cold air and then it stops for 1-5seconds and starts again i can feel it in the gas also powerloss - powerUPagain.

For me it seems like bad sensor (PROBE) or maybe the mechanic forgot to install something? any thermistor? I don't know much about car a/c.

I hope he didn't drain any oil from the compressor but i don't think so.

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If you have power loss this might be connected with problems within AC cokpressor. Maybe worth to check if compressor pully if rotating freely?
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the compressor does not run all the time , it will pressure the system up and make cold air , when everything is correct the compressor will stop till the pressure drops ( temp rises in system ) and then kick in again .
i would also check the receiver dryier has it ever been changed ? it might need renewing.
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Which type of air conditioning do you have?
Is it three control dials and two switches or is it a digital control panel?
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Thanks for your answer,
@Roverlike I dont see any power loss battery and yes i hear a noise from the compressor pully.

@Andy400 No i don't have change the receiver dryier why do you think this may cause the issue?

@Talkingcars It is the Digital control

Thats why i did the question guys i don't know how it worked before but i think something is wrong

When i set the sepoint on 16 logically the compressor should work a lot not stopping every few seconds and then start again (i feel the gas going up and down and its bad)

Also when i set the setpoint on 30 the A/C acts like it is on 16 nothing different its just starts blowing cold air and then stops and start again.

*Yes i have cold air in the car when i used but i am afraid of this START/STOP i don't think is good for the compressor.

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Eventually the "problem" is fixed.

The issue was that Recycle air was ON in result of the a/c blowing 2 ℃ and the Probe took mistaken temperature from the vents in result of the start/stop of the compressor every 20 seconds.

After Recycle disabled the compressor working without stopping and with good hi/low pressure.(blowing 6-7 ℃)

Thanks again for all the help.
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