AC not working each time it is repaired

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Re: AC not working each time it is repaired

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Once it stops working, is it then totally out of commission until you go back to Rudy’s Ripoff Repair Shop? Or will it start working again the next day for a short period and then fail again?

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Just as you say. It may be cool for say 5 to 10 miles. If it is a really HOT and miserable day. (maine doesn't have many. Then if I stop and the car has been sitting it might work for a short time again. but not for long.

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Sunnypenny wrote: Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:28 pm Just as you say. It may be cool for say 5 to 10 miles. If it is a really HOT and miserable day. (maine doesn't have many. Then if I stop and the car has been sitting it might work for a short time again. but not for long.
OK, so when it stops working is the compressor still engaged? Also, when it stop working does the volume of air that is blowing from the vents seem to diminish?

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Sunnypenny wrote: Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:28 pm Just as you say. It may be cool for say 5 to 10 miles. If it is a really HOT and miserable day. (maine doesn't have many. Then if I stop and the car has been sitting it might work for a short time again. but not for long.
You need to have the clutch gap measured, and if it has worn too large, adjusted back to spec

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Post by MoVolvos »

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If erikv11's bread clip "TEST" works then do the job of removing the shim(s). Careful, if the bread clip works but is too thick and you leave it, the compressor will stay engaged at all times and will be damaged.

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Zip Tie is a much better fix.
Info in forum.
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I want to thank everyone for helping. What year did they stop making my "shape" mine is a Volvo 2004 XC70

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Post by oragex »

That would be 2003-2007 before the redesign. We call it the P2 platform https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volvo_P2_platform

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