The A/C of the vehicle trips unusually at short intervals
While driving the airconditioning of the vehicle trips.Even when the thermostat is set on 18degrees the compressor of the vehicle trips causing a short span of low cooling which is actually irritating.Please help.
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Yes it is possible to get a dud battery, but it is unusual. Chances are good that your charging system is at fault. Also depends if you just make very short trips, or use a lot of accessories while driving on these short trips....
the evaporator is freezing up, this then limits the air flow. if you stopped the vehicle and after a short time a very large pool of water would be leaking out of drain tube from vehicle (on ground under vehicle) confirming this. some water is normal. the evaporator thermistor or temperature sensor (thermostat) needs setting or replacing, or checking that it hasent fallen off of evaporator core.this then causes the air compressor to continually run and not cut in and out like it should, so it freezes up after longer operation. A/C system being slightly over full, or sticky/jammed open TX valve can give same symptoms also. take to automotive A/C place to check system with pressure gauge set
1. Vehicles on longlife service intervals must have the service interval indicator reset using suitable diagnostic equipment. 2. Vehicles on fixed interval servicing can be reset as follows: 2.1. Press and hold button [A] - in the picture below.
2.2. Switch ignition "ON". 2.3. The word "SERVICE" will appear in the trip recorder display. 2.4. Release button [A]. 2.5. Turn button [B] to the right to reset the display. 2.6. Switch ignition "OFF".
Check to ensure that the overdrive is on or you will be running at high revs in top gear. The airconditioning usually switches on another fan so that can help cooling. Often a cooling system can cope with lower speed running but faster and longer trips show up faults in several possible areas: thermostat sticking or only opening partially. radiator partially blocked. electric fan not operating. The above three should be tested. The timing may be out but it is set by computer and would have to have cambelt setting wrong to cause overheating. Waterpumps can wear the impellor but again is rare.
Vehicles on longlife service intervals must have the service interval indicator reset using suitable diagnostic equipment. Vehicles on fixed interval servicing can be reset as follows: Press and hold button [A] 84764. Switch ignition ON. The words "SERVICE" or "SERVICE IN xxxx MI" will appear in the trip recorder display. Release button [A]. Press button [B] to reset the display. The words "SERVICE IN 10 000 MI" will appear in the trip recorder display. Switch ignition OFF.
BUTTON A IS LEFT OFF SPEEDO
BUTTON B IS RIGHT OFF REV COUNTER
After service reset
Vehicles on longlife service intervals must have the service interval indicator reset using suitable diagnostic equipment. Vehicles on fixed interval servicing can be reset as follows: Press and hold button [A] 46988. Switch ignition ON. Release button [A]. The word "SERVICE" will appear in the trip recorder display. Press and hold button [A] until the word "SERVICE" is erased. Switch ignition OFF. 46988 46988 is trip button bottom of speedo
NOTE: These instructions apply to vehicles that are currently due a scheduled service. Manual resetting of the service interval indicator may not be possible if the time or distance covered is outside the programmed parameters of the vehicle. In this case, it may be necessary to use manufacturer's or equivalent diagnostic equipment. Switch ignition OFF. Press and hold button [A] 28517. Turn ignition key to position I. After 5 seconds the words "OIL SERVICE" or "INSPECTION" are shown together with the message "reset" or "re". Release button [A]. Press and hold button [A]. After a further 5 seconds the message "reset" starts to flash. Release button [A]. Press and release button [A] again. The new service interval is now displayed. Press and release button [A]. The message "END SIA" is now displayed. Switch ignition OFF. BUTTON A IS TRIP BUTTON.
That means water/moisture is in the lubricating system. A very common reason for this is the vehicle is not driven long enough to be hot enough to evaporate naturally occurring condensation. If you don't drive the vehicle alot and/or short trips . a good solution may be to switch to synthetic oil.