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Old 11th September 2013, 20:13   #16
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Melted wiring,that is a serious issue,could have sparked a fire as well
I asked him to thoroughly check the electrical system running towards the blower to make sure the new one doesnt blow out as well, he checked it and said all is fine. This issue could very well be due to the Tata guys emptying a can of some ac cleaner in the central ac vents which blew off my steering controls and audio system this year in march. The mechanic said the blower went off due to some liquid.

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When a blower is changed, will it lead to a drop in the refrigerant gas? After a blower change in my car, the AC is not as effective as it used to be. I think there is a drop in the refrigerant gas. did you need to fill up / top up the R134 gas after a blower change?
I dont think thats the case, if you dont fiddle with compressor or condensor etc then there is no reason to refill gas. The AC after blower replacement is as effective as it was and really chills the cabin in no time.
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I dont think thats the case, if you dont fiddle with compressor or condensor etc then there is no reason to refill gas. The AC after blower replacement is as effective as it was and really chills the cabin in no time.
It is definitely not chilling as it used to be, even in the September weather, I would sometime go up as high as 4 to get the cabin cooled, where earlier even 1 was effective. In my 800, I could look at the compressor and near it would be a can with a little look through glass and if there where bubbles swirling in this, it meant that the refrigerant was low. I am not able to see this little can like thing in the DDiS engine bay.
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Old 27th March 2015, 05:25   #18
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My Palio AC suddenly stopped working. The blower doesn't start and there is no cooling too. I read above that fuse could have blown out. Can anyone help me find the fuse?
Are there any good AC shops between HSR LAYOUT and WHITEFIELD in bangalore?
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Default Skoda Octavia: A/C blower motor packs up at 48k km

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The niggles threads for the Octavia are legendary. Almost every part failure seems to have been covered by someone or the other. From ugly DSG failures to faulty airbags the forum seems to have it all. Well, thankfully I haven't encountered any of those issues yet but something else popped up. Since I couldn't find anything on it I decided to start a thread on this.

The problem started whenever the AC dial was set up to 3 or above. An audible humming sound emanated and the blower stopped blowing air. It sounded like something was obstructing the motor. Upon increasing the air speed, the sound just got more audible without any air being blown. Initially I would just reduce the airspeed to 1 or 2 and the blower would continue to blow cold air without sound. But after continuing like this for a few weeks, the problem has now started even at low fan speeds. I got this checked at the service centre JMD charkop, Mumbai and they said the blower motor was faulty and needed to be replaced. I also got it checked at Correa car cool, an AC specialist who came up with the same answer.

I wanted to know if this is something that other car owners also have encountered and if there is any way to repair the motor without replacing it. The cost of replacing the motor is about 25k approximately. The service centre also said that since this part is not prone to failure they don't keep it in stock and would have to order it.
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I wanted to know if this is something that other car owners also have encountered and if there is any way to repair the motor without replacing it. The cost of replacing the motor is about 25k approximately. The service centre also said that since this part is not prone to failure they don't keep it in stock and would have to order it.
25K for an AC blower? That sounds too steep!
You should get the quote double checked from other sources.

On a side note, it is possible to buy a complete 1 TON Split AC for the 25K, for the same money as this blower.
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25K for an AC blower? That sounds too steep!
You should get the quote double checked from other sources.

On a side note, it is possible to buy a complete 1 TON Split AC for the 25K, for the same money as this blower.
I wish I could install that 1 TON ac in my car! The ac blower unit is not available anywhere in the aftersales market. I have no option but to go to a skoda dealer :(
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I wanted to know if this is something that other car owners also have encountered and if there is any way to repair the motor without replacing it. The cost of replacing the motor is about 25k approximately. The service centre also said that since this part is not prone to failure they don't keep it in stock and would have to order it.
OK, my situation is not exactly the same as yours, but take a dekko at my thread here:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...fter-hour.html (Weird air-con problem in Jetta : Air flow stops after an hour)

VW did start out by saying that the compressor was shot and later changed that to "the blower motor is shot" etc. and that they would replace them under extended warranty etc. But I was convinced it was neither of those and that they needed to look deeper into the issue.

It took VW quite a bit of back-and-forth to identify the cause and possible solution, but now they're saying that the evaporator sensor is borked and that they are replacing it.

I am supposed to get the car back this evening (hopefully).

I am wondering if that might be a possible cause for your issue too?

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OK, my situation is not exactly the same as yours, but take a dekko at my thread here:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...fter-hour.html (Weird air-con problem in Jetta : Air flow stops after an hour)

VW did start out by saying that the compressor was shot and later changed that to "the blower motor is shot" etc. and that they would replace them under extended warranty etc. But I was convinced it was neither of those and that they needed to look deeper into the issue.

It took VW quite a bit of back-and-forth to identify the cause and possible solution, but now they're saying that the evaporator sensor is borked and that they are replacing it.

I am supposed to get the car back this evening (hopefully).

I am wondering if that might be a possible cause for your issue too?

Cheers

Thanks guys for the feedback!

So here's an update on my issue with the blower motor. I finally got the blower motor replaced. It took about 10 days for the new motor to arrive. The cost of the motor was about 12k approximately. The total bill however was around 17k with the plenary cowl cleaning, labour and washing charges included.

The new motor initially seemed fine. But now there seems to be another problem. After about 15 minutes of running the motor at maximum speed, the speed suddenly reduces to half. This is observed in manual as well as auto mode. When this happens, the motor remains at medium speed (three LED lights glowing on the rotary dial). This can be manually reduced using the dial but cannot be increased beyond this point. When the dial is increased, all LED bulbs light up but speed remains constant. If the car engine is switched off and keys are removed, then the motor resumes high speed again for another 15-20 minutes as before. I have observed this issue only while running the blower at maximum speed. At lower speeds it seems to work fine.

From all the posts on the forum relating to similar issues, it seems the culprit maybe the resistor or evaporator. Let me know if there is anything else I should consider. The car is scheduled for a check up in a couple of days. On the phone the service adviser said there could be a problem with the AC control panel. If so, then it would have to be replaced. To be honest this 'to be replaced' bit gives me the jitters. A lot of stuff on my vehicle has been replaced already. So Skoda, you need to really look at your quality control
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