240 temp/aircond woes
Posted 03 March 2005 - 07:01 PM
Do you mind sharing where do you buy (and install) your new air cond
compressor? Mine (York compressor) is way way overdue for replacement
(horrible sound/bad vibration).
Posted 03 March 2005 - 08:03 PM
install incorrect pin to hold the magnet, after few weeks the magnet broke
maaa, i have to go back home in shah alam to fix it..i highly recommend
you to go after this shop, Ah Ming Aircond (he tumpang K-Power workshop)
in Sri Muda, Shah Alam.. the shop is corner lot...
Posted 23 March 2005 - 04:36 PM
I have a warm air blowing instead cold from aircon. Found the magnetic
clutch attached to the aircon compressor is not working. Ask for quote it
cost RM 650. Wah so expensive ha or am I taken for a roller coaster ride.
Is it worth replacing the magnetic clutch only or replacement of the
compressor is the best solution. Appreciate for all your feedback.
Posted 23 March 2005 - 04:56 PM
Posted 23 March 2005 - 05:41 PM
A month ago I punya same problem, compressor clutch,
Clutch : RM180.
R-134a : RM50.
Oil : RM20.
Labour : RM50.
Total RM 300.
Posted 23 March 2005 - 06:35 PM
My 850 T5 magnetic clutch also went dead. You can try to by pass it by
putting a relay direct so that the clutch received a stronger current to
operate but this is only if your clutch is still not completely dead. This
only a temporary solution.
Posted 24 March 2005 - 12:53 PM
that RM650 may be OK IF, they change the compressor with BRAND NEW
COMPLETE SET + ALL THE LABOR OR ADDITIONAL COST!! actually don't need
i changed the magnet (RM80) and pulley (RM80)... if they say that the
compressor dah rosak and have to be changed, then go for 'recond' unit is
Posted 24 March 2005 - 04:03 PM
I got another quote RM250 including Labor to replace the magnetic coil
this sound fair. I measured the coil and it is open. To add my horror the
previous mechanic told me it will cost me RM2000 plus if the compressor
This forum actually generate ideas and cost saving. Keep it up.
Posted 24 March 2005 - 04:32 PM
bout your temp problem, I think your water pump may be failing OR you need
to clean your radiator. I think maybe the first.
When the compressor is engaged it puts a load on the engine. Does your
idle decrease if the compressor is engaged? It shouldn't. A quick test is
to rev the engine a bit say 1200 rpm when you're stuck in a jam with the
AC on(in N of course) and see if the temp goes down. If it does you have a
failing water pump. In idle the water pump is turning slowly, if you turn
on the AC comp it will turn a bit slower if your AC solenoid valve doesn't
compensate for the increase in engine load. Imagine your water pump
failing, barely pushing the coolant around but ok with the car running and
no extra load on the pulley (the comp belt shares the same pulley). If you
rev the engine in idle with AC on the water pump spins faster circulating
If that doesn't work then your radiator isn't doing its job. Either you
need to flush it or clean the fins or both.
Your viscous fan may also be kaput. The fan should roar when car is first
started cold engine (240 and 740 trademark). Within 5 minutes the roar
should stop/die down. This applies to non thermostatic fan though.
Posted 24 March 2005 - 05:56 PM
i've checked the water pump and it is ok.. i think this is just the issue
of a 'kotor radiator' because it had never been cleaned 'SINCE IT WAS
BORN' i guess.... eheheheheh... the mech told me that it is OK if the
temp didn't rise up to more than halfway.. if more than that, then only
need to clean the radiator, flush coolant and cuci sume cooling system..
(this is why i trust him because he will avoid doing unnecessary
things)... eheheheh... thanks for your replies...