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mikey mike

mikey mike 6/12/2016

2005 BMW 645Ci Base 8 Cyl 4.40L


why my a/c wont get cold

I had new compressor put on two monts ago and it was cooling fine till last week so im wondering what could be wrong

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Jimm 6/21/2016

se a volt meter and check to see if there is 12 volts at the compressor clutch wire. If not, check the relay. If that checks out OK, check the high/low pressure switch. See if you have 12 volts going through it or just check for continuity.
You did check the fuses already? The low pressure switch will stop the compressor from engaging if the refrigerant system pressure is too low.

Is your vehicles' air conditioner blowing warm air only and no cool air? Your A/C cooling problem could be caused by any of the following:

Your A/C system may have lost its charge of refrigerant. This is probably the most common cause of a no cooling problem. Another possible cause of no cooling may be that your A/C compressor is not be engaging when you turn on the A/C. This can be caused by an electrical fault in the A/C compressor circuit or the magnetic clutch that drives the compressor. Another cause could be an internal obstruction inside the refrigerant circuit that is preventing refrigerant from circulating inside the A/C system. Another possibility might be a blend air door inside the HVAC unit that is stuck in the HEAT position and is preventing air from flowing through the A/C evaporator.

Connect an A/C pressure gauge to the HIGH SIDE service port (located in the high pressure hose that runs between the compressor and the condenser in the front of the engine compartment). The gauge will tell you if there is any pressure in the system. Simply depressing the service fitting valve with a small screwdriver to see if any refrigerant squirts out is NOT an accurate check because it tell you how much pressure is in the system. It may still have some pressure but not enough to trip the low pressure safety switch so the compressor will engage.

If your A/C system is low or out of refrigerant, check for leaks, then have the A/C system vacuum purged to remove air. After the air is out, it can be recharged with the specified amount of refrigerant. It is important to get any air out as this will reduce cooling efficiency and may make the compressor noisy.


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