warm a/c while driving in the city

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warm a/c while driving in the city

Postby spidy18 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:04 pm

This is a how to fix the warm air that blows when you drive in the city. The problem is the scroll valve that gets clogged and no longer works properly, so it has to be replaced. so follow these simple steps and you will have cold a/c in no time! The first thing you need to do is evacuate the a/c refrigerant. You should wait till the engine is cool to do this.
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the first thing you have to do is find the a/c compressor, it is under the oil dip stick
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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Postby spidy18 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:09 pm

second
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this is th compressor and the thing that sticks out is the housing for the scroll valve, so that plate need to come off se we can access the scroll valve
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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Postby spidy18 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:12 pm

closer look
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when removing this plate, slowly unbolt it so that it allows any pressure still in the system to escape safely, the tools you are going to need are a 10 mm wrench and a 10 mm socket drive.
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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Postby spidy18 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:14 pm

third
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this is what the scroll valve looks like after you remove that plate. now all you have to do is pull it out the rest of the way.
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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Postby spidy18 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:17 pm

scroll valve
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As you can see there is a spring attached to the scroll valve make sure you do not lose this spring or you will be sol, you need to take that spring and put it on the new scroll valve.
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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Postby spidy18 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:19 pm

now put every thing back the way you had it
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put the valve back into that hole on the compressor and cover it with the plate and tighten every thing back up
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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Postby spidy18 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:22 pm

low side charge valve
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now that every thing is nice and tight it is time to add the refrigerant. the low pressure a/c charge valve is located under this thing what ever it is, on the passenger side of the car
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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Postby spidy18 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:25 pm

next
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slide it off by pressing the clip and pushing it toward the car, now just move it to the side so you can see the charge valve
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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Postby spidy18 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:28 pm

connect and charge away, I hope this helps out. :P Just fyi i had to drive my car around after the first can of freon to add more in.

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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Postby Africa_FS_07 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:30 pm

hi,

i'm very sure i'm having the same problem as your "topic"......the A/C works sometimes and does not work sometimes too.....it works whenever it chooses to, most times it does not work at all.

the repair steps you have listed has given me hope a bit more on solving my a/c issues, even though i've not even tried it out.

where can i order this VALVE you described please.....and how much does it cost?
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i wonder who "Voodoo Bob of the Dead Poets Society" is hounding now.....:mrgreen:

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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Postby spidy18 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:02 pm

Here is the link to the part, it's 30 us dollars plus shipping and handling, http://www.techchoiceparts.com/ShowItem ... Valve.aspx

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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Postby Africa_FS_07 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:47 am

hi spidy18,

thanks a lot for the link.....i've checked it out....

just another question: do you know the PART NUMBER for the Valve please ?
i wonder who "Voodoo Bob of the Dead Poets Society" is hounding now.....:mrgreen:

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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Postby spidy18 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:05 pm

SKU: 116597 Part No: V001

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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Postby Africa_FS_07 » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:13 am

thanks a lot...i really hope this solves my a/c issues!!!
i wonder who "Voodoo Bob of the Dead Poets Society" is hounding now.....:mrgreen:

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Re: warm a/c while driving in the city

Postby sdischar » Fri May 13, 2011 8:30 am

How do you evacuate the ac refrigerant?


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