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GTV - aircon dead?


Never had a problem with my aircon, until the last couple of days.

Upon starting the engine the aircon normally switches itself on. I normally switch it straight back off.

Lasy couple of days, it hasn't been switching itself on, and when I try it doesn't seem to affect the temperature of the air as quickly as it should.

Any advice/ideas?

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Re: GTV - aircon dead?

It could be a long long list of things.

When did you last check the gas?
When was the last time the filter/dryer was replaced (could be clogged up)
Can you hear the compressor kicking in?
Is the condensor getting hot (should be)?
Can you hear the relay clicking on?
Check all fuses/relays (should be a 50 amp fuse in engine compartment).
Check the pollen filter, should be changed every year.
If the compressor is working but cutting out after a couple of minutes, check that the engine fan is working (needs to cool the condensor or the gas overheats and the compressor shuts down).
Anti freeze thermostat could be bad (check it with a multimeter)

And this is just for starters but if you can't find anything electrically wrong and the compressor is working OK but the A/C is not cooling the cabin very well, have it checked out for leaks, replace dryer, refill and see how it goes.

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Re: GTV - aircon dead?

I think the air-con is automatically switched on depending on the temperature setting. If the car's cold inside and you've got the temperature set to 24 then it won't come on.
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Re: GTV - aircon dead?

Would some one be able to tell me if the spider gtv 1997 has a pollen filter and if so were is it located

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Re: GTV - aircon dead?

i dont have the owners hand book, but it does contain instructions on how to set it to come on only when you push the button, as opposed to it coming on automatically all the time.
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