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AC not working each time it is repaired

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Re: AC not working each time it is repaired

Post by chrism » Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:23 pm

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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Re: AC not working each time it is repaired

Post by Sunnypenny » 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.

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Re: AC not working each time it is repaired

Post by chrism » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:16 pm

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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Re: AC not working each time it is repaired

Post by abscate » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:55 pm

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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Re: AC not working each time it is repaired

Post by MoVolvos » Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:13 pm

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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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Re: AC not working each time it is repaired

Post by cn90 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:00 pm

Zip Tie is a much better fix.
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Re: AC not working each time it is repaired

Post by Sunnypenny » Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:56 am

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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Re: AC not working each time it is repaired

Post by oragex » Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:31 pm

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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