Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Warrington, Cheshire, UK
Windscreen replacement leads to trouble...
Hi, I have a problem with my 159 2.0JTDM Ti - wonder if anyone has any ideas what might have happened.
It all started when I had the misfortune to get a cracked windscreen the week before last. My insurer said Autoglass would replace it (I had to pay an excess), which they eventually came out to my house and did last Sunday.
When I next drove it the climate control wasn't behaving normally. Usually I just set the temperature and everything else heating-wise happens as it should, including clearing the windscreen etc. But despite it being cold outside I started getting cold air coming into the cabin and the windscreen misting up a bit.
Anyway, on Wednesday I took it for its first longish drive and the engine temperature reading suddenly went right up to the maximum, prompting a warning of excessive radiator fluid temperature and telling me to switch the engine off. I did and after a few minutes I switched it back on again and the temperature etc looked normal. I briefly got a different warning saying the anti-pollution filter was clogged.
A characteristic of the problem is it is virtually impossible to get any warm air out of the system, even if you turn it right up to 'Hi'. The faulty climate control persists and the over-heating issue has happened several times now, making the car basically undriveable and ruining my schedule for the last few days.
I'm rubbish with technical stuff but figured it can be no coincidence and it might have something to do with Autoglass wrongly fitting the sensors in the windscreen or something like that. They're due to come out today and have a look but I'm not exactly hopeful as to be honest they seem quite clueless on the phone!
Any similar experiences or informed guess work welcome!