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Old 6th July 2018, 12:11   #46
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As reported in earlier posts in this thread, a lot of work on the AC of my Scorpio was done at Cool Days. I sold my 14 year old Scorpio a few months ago because of the NGT ban on Diesel Vehicles. Now I have a Toyota Camry and a Grand Vitara, both Petrol.

The AC of the Grand Vitara is superb. I had just installed an original AC cabin Filter after I bought the Pre-Owned Grand Vitara about a year ago.

A few day back suddenly the AC stopped cooling on my way to GK from Vasant Kunj in Delhi. As I was close to Lajpat Nagar I drove straight to Manjit's workshop to get it checked. I reached there around 12.30pm. Manjit was not there himself but his guys also know me well and started checking the AC.

First they checked the Gas, as if the gas leaks, the compressor is cut off. The gas pressure was perfect so a leak was ruled out.
On turning on the AC and the Cooling the Compressor was just not working. Could it be a blown fuse ? On checking the current to the compressor the current was there so there was no electrical fault till that point.
The conclusion was that the Compressor Clutch / Magnet had failed. To double-confirm it, a wire was connected straight from the Battery to the Compressor Magnet. Still no life, so it was confirmed that the Compressor Clutch / Magnet had failed.

Now I called up the MASS and spoke to my service advisor, he said in the company they only replace the whole compressor and it is an expensive affair. Checked with my trusted Electrician after telling him the situation and he also confirmed that the diagnosis was correct.

Although it is difficult to find spares for the Grand Vitara, Manjit's guys told me that they will take out the Compressor then they will try to find the Clutch / Magnet. The compressor was taken out in 20 minutes, and to their surprise it had a fixed Clutch Magnet. I was told that I can leave and they will get it fixed by evening.
Manjit called me around 4.00pm to tell me that since it is a fixed clutch, it is very difficult to remove it and there is a chance to completely damaging the Compressor when an attempt is made to remove the Clutch Magnet. If I was willing to take the risk, they would send it to a workshop in Okhla to have it removed. I had no option so I gave them the go ahead to send it. In the meantime I inquired about the cost of the new compressor from the MGP store GAPL in case the Compressor is totaled. A new compressor costs 34,000.

Luckily everything went well the Clutch Magnet was disassembled successfully in Okhla and everything came back to Manjit's workshop. Now they could not find a replacement Clutch Magnet for this compressor. They got the damaged Clutch Magnet repaired and fixed. I got a call from Manjit at around 7.30pm that the Car was ready and the AC was cooling as before. I reached the workshop at 8.00 and Manjit explained everything.
The bill was 4200 as follows :
Disassembly charges in Okhla 1000
Repair of Magnet 1200
Labour Charges and Gas 2000
Total 4200.

I gave the money without any hesitation as the other option of replacing the Compressor would have cost me too much.

AC is working and cooling is excellent as before.
A job well done by Manjit and team at Cool Days.

Thanks
Styler

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A new compressor costs 34,000.
Would you know the make of the compressor being used in the GV?
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Would you know the make of the compressor being used in the GV?

This is the label of the Original Compressor. The brand is Valeo. Surprising to see a "Made in Czech" compressor in a Japanese Car.
The Suzuki Part No is 95201-64JB1
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