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Nissan note air conditioning problems



probably needs a recharge. if it doesn't get used regularly the seals dry out and you lose refrigerant slowly.

Ahh. your reply just reminded me. Another question. assuming for a sec the compressor is not starting up. Is it interlocked. i.e. No refridgerant = low or no pressure = compressor would refuse to start.

you could top it up yourself from one of the off the shelf cans (make sure it's the right type though) I've done it on my previous cars just fine, the system is so small on the Note that the can will do many top ups.

you could top it up yourself from one of the off the shelf cans (make sure it's the right type though) I've done it on my previous cars just fine, the system is so small on the Note that the can will do many top ups.

Sounds tempting. I wouldnt know where to begin though !i.e. how to measure the pressure, where to recharge it, how do I know the system is "full". etc, etc

Illl have a nosey in the Workshop Manual Flash sent out. see it its in there

Full instructions come with the can as does a gauge, you will need to identify which is the fill point though, mines between the offside headlamp and radiator with a little black plastic cap, if you see two caps it's the one with the larger diameter pipe (low pressure side) if i remember correctly, use R-134a refrigerant.

i had my corsa done a full leak check and refill £35 at a local garage tbh im not keen on them cans as if you have a minor leak your just wasting money

Hi all, whilst on the subject of air conditioning mine has been in for MOT and service, no advisory's :) Anyway last service they said my AC was due for a recharge (though it seemed fine) so I said yes and off I went and it was done. It went back in a week later for cam - belt change (1.5 DCi SE 06 plate) and all was fine.
I noticed this week HOT and no aircon, though all was working as in little light on, fuse ok no cold air so window open. As I said it's been in for service, oh yes we recharged it last time and they had a look. They say the condenser was distorted and leaking liquid. Now am I being cynical? in front of the radiator, no holes no sign of damage. They may be right but how would it get distorted? I haven't run into anything, damaged when doing the cam belt maybe. maybe they are guessing the fault as it's leaked the coolant. Regarding a post a little up the list, my compressor doesn't cut in either, used to be able to hear it but I'm guessing that's lack of refrigerant anyway. I've found a web site that does a condensor NEW for £75 + VAT and took it into dealers who have photocopied it. They are supposed to be getting back to me to let me know if it's the right one for my car. Is there any way of finding out part numbers on line cross referenced to chassis numbers? oh yes my New MOT certificate is now just a printed white sheet of A4, looks really tacky compared to the crisp green previous one. Suppose you don't have an MOT now unless the computer says you have so why have a certificate. Progress? BTW I took out my LED sidelights for MOT just in case and ordinary 501 bulbs in there, swapped them back now and and dealer wanted to know how much the new headlight I fitted was as was a clone, no problems with it as it was E marked and saved a few quid that way. 75,000 miles now what to change it for. Got to go to S of France in August first :) Bye for now John

Re Aircon probs. following the warm spell last week I took my Note to main dealer for quote to fix dead conditioner. They quoted £65 for a gas up. with no guarantee that this would resolve the prob. I was told that I would still be charged full amount because they would have to put the gas in to check system. I am now checking out the DIY "buy a can"

Repair to Aircon unit I am sure you will all be happy for me. I took my note to dealer for gassing up and after checking I was told that my unit was damaged and this had caused the gas to leak. A new airconditioning unit was required for my second hand Note, cost over £400! But surprise surprise this was covered under the used car warranty. I had it done last week and. no charge for the gas either.