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Air-Con Compressor Spoilt

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Just to check as I encounter my car air-con during the hot day especially, my temperature is set to nearly maximum coldness then sometimes, can feel the cold air disappear cos just blow out normal air then after a while, the cold air returns again.

 

I bring my car to let my mechanic check, he told me the clutch for the air-con compressor having bigger gap than before which causes such symptom so he suggested me to change the whole air-con compressor which causes me $550.

 

Is there a way to replace only the clutch instead of the whole air-con compressor? Can anyone enlighten me on that, thanks!

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What car are you driving ?

 

The compressor for my Stream 2.0L was quoted almost double your price ?! [smash]

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the compressor for my dad e komp cost him $2500......

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I suspect the problem is that I did not change my receiver drier since day 1 so could that be piling up all the unwanted particles and restricting my air flow of cold air into the cabin?

 

Anyone know about this?

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Try a 2nd opinion b4 u do anything.

 

I suggest Markool at woodlands. They give good & honest quotes & service.

 

Maybe he can recommend a 2nd hand compressor if need to change.

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Ok, thanks for all your advices! I just went to an air-con specialist located at Pioneer Road North.

 

He told me that problem is due to the expansion valve, not air-con compressor cos the valve might have get stuck so need to dismantle the whole thing for servicing. I also suspect it could be due to the receiver drier as I have not change it for 2 years 7 months or 70K mileage.

 

Will get the workshop to service the expansion valve including changing a new receiver valve. [thumbsup]

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Expansion valve cannot be service, you need a new replacment.It is good preventive maintenance practice to replace the filter drier whenever you vacuum the air cond system and charge new gas

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Oh I see, so should be changing the expansion valve due to particles choke up system cos I did not change my receiver drier. So fellow members, just take note of that to service your car air-con once a year and change receiver drier every 2 years or 50K equivalent.

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You sound like I am talking stupid!! Anyway you decide after all this is a free advice and with no string attach.

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Hi Yeo,

 

I don't think he means to make fun of u. He just telling us what u said to service regularly & change receiver/dryer once a year. Maybe the way he put it didn't come out right.

 

Anyway I been using my a/c for 3 years plus without any servicing but top up gas about 8 months ago.

 

I just prob wait till compressor spoil & replace with a 2nd hand one for abt $200 plus incl normal service.

 

Mine is old car so parts are quite cheap. [thumbsup]

 

Relax yeo. All the regulars here know u one of the guru's on this forum. Cheers. [:)]

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Thax for the assurance, but anyway in public forums we get all kinds of people,so I normally keep clear of arguments and stick mainly to technical stuffs. Once a while I feel the urge to use strong words , but most of the time I just log out.

[sunny] I feel good now , thanx

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Yah, stay on here & give your valuable advice for the bros. I always tot u were mechanic or w/shop boss b4. Now than I know u rich & retired towkay. [laugh][laugh][laugh]

 

U very tech & experienced in your replies. I learn a lot form your diagnosis of problems.

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Sorry if I really sound that, really thanks for your advice cos need a reliable workshop also, I also scare some workshop chop me money for changing the air-con parts also.

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Not Towkay, but a GW= General worker. I am very happy that my small contribution has in a way enrich forumers here in term of tech know how.

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Sorry if I have wrongly point my fingers at you.Ok lets the matter rest, partly maybe due to my high stress so much so my grey matter is not functioning.

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Just want to testify that I have benefited much from Yeo's contribution. Very factual and no BS.

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Thanx for your compliment,I most happy if I can be of any help to all members of this forum. [sunny]

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Hahaha. [thumbsup][drivingcar]

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