Alfa Romeo Forum banner

a or c

  1. 166 3.0 A/C condenser

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Has anyone fitted an after-market condenser and if so, does it work well? Half the fins have fallen out of mine, so I've bought an AVA condenser - they're NLA from Alfa. However, it's a more contemporary aluminium design with a narrower core depth (14mm) compared with the flattened "serpent"...
  2. 156: How the #[email protected]$ do I change the A/C Expansion Valve

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My "rescued" 156SW oilcaholic has had a problem with the aircon since I got it. After an all-too-warm summer I've started replacing bits as they became available - new condenser rad at the front, new compressor etc ... Now, the compressor says I should also replace the expansion valve - which...
  3. Problems with A/C however no temp reading also

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hiya! This has probably been asked before so apologies, I have read other threads but just wanted clarification. I have a 2015 giulietta which I’ve just bought. The air con is very intermittent with none more often than working however I did notice that at first the temp reading (above the dna...
  4. A/C Comes On When I Start The Engine

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, I followed the instructions on this site to disable the A/C when the engine starts; https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-gtv-andamp-916-spider/142982-how-to-turn-off-auto-ac-when-starting-car.html I was wondering if they are accurate, as in my 2015 Giulietta you can't turn the dials to 0...
  5. A/C cold on one side not the other

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Noticed the other day that the aircon on the drivers side responds to the set temperature without any problem, but doesn't cool the passenger side even when the temperature is set to low. Does the aircon have 2 separate gas systems or is it likely to be a sensor? No wonder the wife has...
  6. A/C grinding noise solution

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Some history of the problem that I had: When I bought the car I was not impressed by the A/C, it’s not that cold compared to my previous cars. I thought this was due to the fact it was low on pressure. Therefore I went to an A/C refill station and they saw that the system was still full. To be...
  7. Correct A/C refilling amount (?!)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Correct A/C refilling amount (460 g) Today in a pro-active maintenance mood. First I booked for an early MOT prolongation, no advisories :party: Then I asked to recharge the airconditioning as I reckoned that after 4 years of ownership some must have evaporated. No issues what-so-ever...
  8. F.Y.I. Mito A/C drain Location

    Alfa MiTo
    Sorry if already posted. Had water dripping into passenger footwell.Removed panels and pollen filter. Filter was full of debris and very black, a surprise as it was only serviced in March by previous owner @ Western Edinburgh. Could see drain but was on drivers side, removed panels and...
  9. a/c turned on but it only makes consecutive 'tick' sound on regular interval

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, My car is JTS 03 156. My A/C somtimes does work. But most of times when I turn on the A/C it will make a 'tick' sound as it tries to turn on the motor. But the motor is not running. It tries to turn on over and over again which makes 'tick' sound on regular interval of few seconds. I opened...
  10. A/C Condensation in winter?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, I know this is perfectly normal in summer time with the A/C on but what about in cooler weather? Today was quite a cool, frosty morning here, under 10 degrees and clear and sunny, if that makes any difference. When I got to work (30min driver with the climate control on 24 degrees), I...
  11. replacing a/c condenser

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi guys going to fit new a/c condenser on my 156 sele tomorrow need some advice on a previous thread it said replace o ring seals i didnt get them with my new unit can the old ones be used if not where could i get new ones. thanx.
  12. 147 A/C Control/Knob !!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Got an issue with the control knob on the A/C, when i start the car A/C light on, turn the A/C off then does not work/light up anymore!!:cry: Also the auto sometimes stays on both < & >. Are these knobs easy to replace, or is it a whole unit (all 3 knobs) to be replaced......... If so...
  13. Noisy A/C fans

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I just got a V6 156 Sportwagon and the A/C fans are very noisy, is this common or are they ####ed ?
  14. 156 a/c gas amount

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi there, Can anyone tell me the correct amount of gas to put in the 156 a/c system? Will recycle what's left then, fill with correct weight once i know it. cheers
  15. v6 A/C pump needed

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Does anyone have a spare Air Conditioning pump they want to sell as mine has had it! Cheers Nick
  16. A/C randomly switches on

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    A/C randomly switches on (summer & winter) when I turn ignition on - even when fan speed is kept at zero. Does this suggest an electrical fault ?
  17. A/C compressor rattle

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Went for a drive today and noticed a very loud rattle when idling. Fearing the worst, I checked the instrument panel, everything appeared to be in order. Got off, looked under car, no leaks, no smoke, so I thought the problem may not be as bad as it seemed in the first place. Then I thought it...
  18. Help! WATER ON FLOOR+ NO A/C OR HEAT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    OK i just bought a 2.0l 156 selespeed 98 and found water on front passenger side floor soaked! Back drivers side floor soaked! The motors for the fans wont come on or the air con! Lots of condinsation on windows and sunroof and a small bit of water in spare wheel well! What the hell is the...
  19. 156 gearbox, temp and a/c issues

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all This is my first thread on the forum so "Hi". Back in the summer I bought a 75k miler 156 2.0TS Sportwagon - late 2001 model. It now has 82k miles and few issues have cropped up. Most significant is a very noisy gearbox, still smooth and lovely to use but whines like a good 'un, and has...
  20. A/C regas or not

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi i noticed today that my air con is not coming on the light on the switch illuminates but the compressor does not engage, i have ran a lead from the batt direct to the compressor and it engages fine. Do you think this is down to low pressure in the system i have had the car 14 months now and...
Top