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Is my aircon working?

Sounds like a stupid question ... how do I know if my aircon's working?

Should there be an immediate blast of cold air when I press the aircon button, or is it more gradual?

Should I be able to hear the compressor?

The system was charged as part of a recent service, but I wouldn't be surprised if the compressor's dead ...
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Re: Is my aircon working?

You will know if its working by the temp droping below ambient within a few seconds of hitting the a/c button.
Also you will hear the rad fans come on immediately,
You should be able to hear the compressor clutch cut in with the bonnet up...
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