Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Technical Stuff


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 16th May 2008, 23:21   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Chennai
Posts: 2
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Poor cooling in Lancer Glxi petrol

I have recently bought a Lancer Glxi 2000 model and the air conditioner effect is poor. What could be the possible reason? Some one told me that filling gas will increase cooling. But in the service center , they told me that the airconditioner coil may have to be replaced and it would cost me Rs 8000+extra . Will it really be this expensive? Is there any other place where I can get it done for a lesser cost in Chennai?

Also, it has a Kenwood 10CD changer system. I want to buy a DVD cum MP3 player in exchange of this. Where can I get this done in Chennai?
I am completely satisfied with my car except for the airconditioner and the music system. Lancer Rocks !!!
lancer_ace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th May 2008, 12:22   #2
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 47,735
Thanked: 89,308 Times
Default

Without knowing the prior history of the car, it is difficult to say that the problem could be. At this stage, I would believe the authorised service center. Did you get the car's service history? Can you check to see if any related parts were replaced / repaired?

Get your car checked up by an air-con specialist to confirm. It could be that the air-con only requires a service (blower cleaning, gas charging) or worst case, a part replacement.

Last edited by GTO : 17th May 2008 at 12:25.
GTO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17th May 2008, 13:16   #3
BHPian
 
toiingg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 601
Thanked: 70 Times
Default

When you say that the AC effect is poor, do you mean that it does not cool at all, or that it doesn't cool enough in the mid day heat. Hows the cooling during the evening ?
I would suggest you get a second opinion. HM isn't known for its A.S.S. Like GTO said, go to an AC specialist. Most probably your AC just needs a service. Should cost something around 1500 - 1800.
toiingg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th May 2008, 00:02   #4
BHPian
 
wolfinstein's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 994
Thanked: 14 Times
Default

Get the coil removed, and cleaned. At the same time, Clean the Condensor and Radiator with Shampoo solution and moderate pressure water spray...And get the AC system serviced ie. Gas Recharged and plugged for plausible leaks.

If this does not solve the problem, then it has to be diagnosed as Coil or Compressor failure.

Are you also facing low power, or inefficient pick-up..???
wolfinstein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th May 2008, 06:46   #5
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Chennai
Posts: 2
Thanked: 0 Times
Default Got it fixed

Thanks for all your replies.
Got it fixed with A/c mechanic.
When he checked it, the gas was empty.
He had to check where the leak was and found that the pressure switch had a leak. He replaced it for Rs. 775 and filled the gas for Rs. 1500
Now it works great.
lancer_ace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th May 2008, 11:29   #6
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: pune
Posts: 250
Thanked: 102 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lancer_ace View Post
Thanks for all your replies.
Got it fixed with A/c mechanic.
When he checked it, the gas was empty.
He had to check where the leak was and found that the pressure switch had a leak. He replaced it for Rs. 775 and filled the gas for Rs. 1500
Now it works great.
if the gas is empty then just replacing part and refilling gas is not the solution.

After fixing the part, the existing receiver dryer has to be removed, air passed to clean the lines, Fix New Receiver, a pressure test has to be done for atleast 15 mins and if it holds pressure with NO drop, then Vaccum the Ac system to clear of all air, fill compressor Oil and refill with freon.

reason for the above is if empty on gas there wont be pressure and there will be air inside system which will create moisture and mositure is bad for AC system.

THUMB RULE: whenever any part of your AC system is changed make sure Receiver is also replaced and if its a overhaul every 2 or 3 years then to Receiver should be changed.

Last edited by Jr Godzilla : 20th May 2008 at 11:33.
Jr Godzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd November 2008, 14:09   #7
BHPian
 
lancer&shogun's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Back in Chennai
Posts: 148
Thanked: 2 Times
Default Query Regarding CC

I've replaced my Compressor 1 yr(lancer, petrol) back with new dryer and that time Cooling coil was working good and it was in good condition. Now, the problem is there is no cooling effect! Taken her to AC mechanic shop and after inspection he said there is an leak somewhere and because of that all the gas have gone. I asked him to check the cooling coil also and its in bad condition itseems so i need to replace Cooling coil and refill the gas. He quoted 5.5k for Cooling coil(dont know which make he mentioned). My queries are:

1. How much the cooling coil cost in chennai?
2. Is it possible to repair the existing cc?

Help me guys

cheers
lancer&shogun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 4th November 2008, 01:39   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
nitrous's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: UAE/Lon/Madras
Posts: 6,966
Thanked: 282 Times
Default

1.I'll check tomorrow about the OE one and the crappy ones too.
2.Don't even think about it.
nitrous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 5th November 2008, 11:02   #9
BHPian
 
lancer&shogun's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Back in Chennai
Posts: 148
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nitrous View Post
1.I'll check tomorrow about the OE one and the crappy ones too.
2.Don't even think about it.

Any updates Nitrous?

cheers
lancer&shogun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th November 2008, 13:29   #10
BHPian
 
lancer&shogun's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Back in Chennai
Posts: 148
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Bump, anybody out there to help me?

cheers
lancer&shogun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th November 2008, 14:40   #11
BHPian
 
lancer&shogun's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Back in Chennai
Posts: 148
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Guys pls help me i'm desperately searching for this info. Guru's pls help me
lancer&shogun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th November 2008, 00:01   #12
BHPian
 
lancer&shogun's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Back in Chennai
Posts: 148
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nitrous View Post
1.I'll check tomorrow about the OE one and the crappy ones too.
2.Don't even think about it.

Nitrous any updates regaring cooling coil?
lancer&shogun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th November 2008, 10:48   #13
BHPian
 
lancer&shogun's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Back in Chennai
Posts: 148
Thanked: 2 Times
Default Got the information

Quote:
Originally Posted by nitrous View Post
1.I'll check tomorrow about the OE one and the crappy ones too.
2.Don't even think about it.
Got the price of Cooling coils for petrol lancer:
There are two models available one is without value which cost 3100 and other one is with value which cost about 4100.

The above mentioned coils are OEM.

Thanks for the information Nitrous.

Hope this will help for someone!

cheers
lancer&shogun is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2001 Lancer GLXi 65k kms or 2006 Palio 1.6 sport 18k kms? Steer4Ever What Car? 23 30th September 2011 19:52
Used Lancer GLXi. Pl advice CaAT Sedans 10 2nd December 2007 14:30
Wanted: OHC AT/ VTEC or Lancer GLXi / SLXi gbpscars Shifting gears 2 13th September 2007 12:01
what to look for in a 2000 lancer GLXi sankeerthreddy Sedans 0 9th August 2006 20:34
Found good Lancer deal: 99 GLXi 29k black, alloys aalaap Shifting gears 1 27th November 2004 12:33


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 01:40.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks