Need some air con!
In Italy at moment and suffering with air con problems (three kids, the wife and 41 degrees - not fun). It's a bit of a weird thing, have read threads on the site, but nothing really fits. The air con seems to work when it wants to. Many times when the button is on, you can hear a whirring sort of noise from the engine as you drive (only when pushing the throttle though). This happens whether or not the air con is blowing any cold air out or not. Our only solution at the moment seems to be to keep pressing the button until we feel some cold air, but it's really hit and miss and you can go a whole day driving and not have any luck.
Took it to Kwik fit for a recharge before setting out - they said it needed 200g (it's a 06 plate and guessing it's not been done before). Had it looked at here in Italy, the guy couldn't find anything other than emptying and refilling with gas - as luck would have it, it did seem to be working with him. When I mentioned to the garage I bought it from that I thought it was a bit temperamental, he said "Yes, they can be," had asked him to check it amongst other things, but don't think much was done. Wasn't much help possibly because it was still under their "special" 6 month warranty and didn't want to take on a big job. (needless to say it's now out of warranty)
Does anyone know what the problem could be? It does work (very cold too) but only randomly. Checked all fuses etc.
Any advice would make things a lot less sweaty out here!
Last edited by maxib; 24-08-10 at 15:20.