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Any advice on why my 2004 S60R would only work when the weather is cold or just on cold start-up. Once the car warms up it does not work anymore except in cold weather when it keep working???
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When you say don't work do you mean the compressor cuts out or intermittently cools?
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My 08 C30 T5 AC will also stop working when the weather get too warm. I know that is the problem. Have not address this yet. There are other videos and write ups about the compressor shim problem.
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This is good video.
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Other common issue is A/C overcharged.
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mirage wrote: Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:10 pm Any advice on why my 2004 S60R would only work when the weather is cold or just on cold start-up. Once the car warms up it does not work anymore except in cold weather when it keep working???
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It sounds like a classic clutch gap problem
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Thanks, guys the fact that I don't hear the clutch kicking in and out may add to this diagnoses.
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