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Old 18th July 2009, 21:38   #46
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on a lighter note...how did you arrive at the total ? lol
Hey thanks for pointing that out. it is 11000/-
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I think you got a really good deal at 11K! Just curious-Do they provide you with a free check-up or the like after say a few months just to see how the system is performing?
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I think you got a really good deal at 11K! Just curious-Do they provide you with a free check-up or the like after say a few months just to see how the system is performing?
Yes, they have told me to bring the vehicle to check for the pressure/cooling after a month. that is the main reason i got it done completely from them.
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Old 18th July 2009, 22:33   #49
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Yes, they have told me to bring the vehicle to check for the pressure/cooling after a month. that is the main reason i got it done completely from them.
That makes this deal even sweeter. Good that you'll put the system thru its paces in the Chennai heat. Bangalore has been unusually cool since the past few weeks that I now run my a/c only once a week for 30 mins or so just to keep the components lubricated.
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FYI, NONE of the parts that are changed in your car come with any warranty. Any replacement of faulty parts is only done for goodwill.
Oh , I did not know that. Thanks for the gyan. I recently had a noisy alternator replaced by sundaram motors. The noise developed after 3 months, and sundaram motors replaced it under warranty and did not bill me. Thats when they clarified that their parts come with a years warranty. Will have to confirm this before every work on the car now at A.S.S.
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The ac compressor on my 2004 base petrol Optra went dead. It's done only 33k kms, so the demise must be due to age rather than hardwork. When I checked at the dealership, they quoted around Rs 45000 for the replacement compressor.

Now, I am looking for options in Bangalore for

(a) AC compressor check-up followed by probable repair (if I am very lucky).

(b) AC compressor (new) that is cheaper.

Request your suggestions...
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Hi Guys,

Ac has stopped working in my Santro Zip+. Advaith Hyundai & Ac repair centers advised there is a leakage in the compressor & it needs to be replaced. Cost of compressor with Advaith is 22k and outside market it is 13k. Can experts guide me, should i get it done by Advaith or from open market car ac repair shops.

Also please suggest any other repair centers in Bangalore i can contact to get good job done for a better price.
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The ac compressor on my 2004 base petrol Optra went dead. It's done only 33k kms, so the demise must be due to age rather than hardwork. When I checked at the dealership, they quoted around Rs 45000 for the replacement compressor.

Now, I am looking for options in Bangalore for

(a) AC compressor check-up followed by probable repair (if I am very lucky).

(b) AC compressor (new) that is cheaper.

Request your suggestions...
Thought it worthwhile to post a follow-up. After sweating through one year (including summer) without AC, when I sent in the car for routine maintenance to Sundaram Motors, the AC got fixed by itself. Actually, they refilled the gas.
So much for the first dealership, the one on outer ring road near Kalyan nagar, clearly forgettable

What I learnt? Only trust Sundaram. Of course, that was what our old man here has always averred. My fault to have gone to Trident! Whether incompetent or malicious, either reason is good enough for me to give them a pass

And one more thing, two external workshops had looked at the AC and told me that compressor has gone. They'd hooked up meters and all to check. Takeaway - be wary of external workshops, especially the ones that do only AC.
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AN a/c compressor is no rocket science . Infact if you insist on quality parts like SKF bearings .. you can get your a/c serviced with better parts and definitely at a cheaper price .

Another point is a compressor has 3 bearings . @ are inside the compressor and 1 bearing is a sealed bearing which is inside the magnetic clutch side . The clutch bearing generally fails and the best way to find the bearing failure is noise . This is because the bearing is exposed to dust ,heat , water etc and if the seals on the bearings fail then the bearing will get fried . The maximum cost of a bearing is generally in the region of 250- 500 depending on the car . The clutch coil will cost another 100 -400 in the worst scenario . I dont see any reason why a new compressor needs to be changed .. especially if one has to shell out in excess of 10,000 rupees . A simple over haul at times can make the compressor last for atleast 50,000 -1,00,000 KMS .
Hi Reviving this thread as I'm facing a AC compressor bearing noise issue since some time. It was not daignosed by the GM service center- as the noise used to come intermittently. Thanks to the What's that Noise thread- here
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...-sound-30.html (What's that sound?) was able to identify the cause of the noise.

Current Status- Seems as said by tsk1979 - the bearing is definitely affected along with AC Clutch- which suddenly making RAK-TAK-TAK noise on revving the engine . The AC mechanic suggested i change the ac clutch assy along with bearing. Part cost- 2.8~3k and labour (along with gas filling and servicing and Compressor overhaul- 3k. Should i go ahead with this? The worrying part is that the car has just done 33K on the odo- and not experienced this issue with an Indica, and M800 earlier. I think spark AC OEM is Delphi/ and another brand. Will update once i know.

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since you are in Mumbai, try Unicool Aircon for a second opinion/quote. Their address is available in the Team BHP Directory section.
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since you are in Mumbai, try Unicool Aircon for a second opinion/quote. Their address is available in the Team BHP Directory section.
Yeah Bomi, Read the info in the directory section- was keen to find a nearby place to give the car as Unicool is around 10~15km away. Also I presume that the work involved would take more than a day (estimate given by current ac mechanic) Currently ac is blowing cold air hence need to confirm if ac clutch coil needs to be changed. Forgot to mention Car is Chevy Spark.

Will call and visit Unicool over the week for a quote. Thanks
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If the clutch or pulley is worn out then it needs replacement .. else not needed ..The bearing can fail as it is exposed .. Rain water splashing sometimes gets into the bearing even though they are sealed .. The whole work takes abt 2 hrs max with an experienced mechanic . Incase if the compressor needs lathe work then max half day .
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Finally got the ac work done. The compressor needed to be overhauled. On close inspection seemed the suction of the compressor had reduced considerably. The ac clutch looked ok. So after opening up the compressor, it was found that the compressor bearing was on its way out. Minor shaft wear was observed. So both needle roller bearings were changed. ( replaced from subros comp spares). Mine was a Delphi unit ( made in korea ). Post assembly compressor was again checked and looked ok. All this work was carried out at Unicool Car AC, Ghatkopar. The owner took special care to inspect work at various intervals where his expertise was needed. Overall satisfied with the work done, and cost of work was 5k included of ac system service. NVH Levels have improved and load on engine has come down. Didn't hear compressor noise after service yet.

Thanks to tanveer for pointing out in what's that noise thread.

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Car is back.
Cost = 1550 Parts(SKF Bearing + Subros Coil)
750 AC Gas
650 Labor charges.

Cooling is same as before, and vibrations have lessened, and load on the car also seems less.
The bearing had broken, and partially welded into the housing.
This in turn jammed the compressor, which led to coil burning.
Dear tsk1979, can you give me the address/contact details of the mechanic? He seema to be genuinely good.
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Dear tsk1979, can you give me the address/contact details of the mechanic? He seema to be genuinely good.
Got it done from a roadside guy in Sector 16 noida. However, if you are in New Delhi try and get Riaz in khan market. Which car? How old? What are the symptoms?
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