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Volvo v70 air con fault

Air con works ok for 10 mins fan running then conpressor stops engine cooling fan carries on working

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  • KEITH WELLS Jul 02, 2008

    it is not the compressor something is causing the compressor to stop as it loses it electrical supply

  • keenzoo Jul 08, 2008

    Air Conditioner problem. When we drive on the highway without any stops the air works fine. But when we're in town in stop and go traffic it will work fine for about 20 minutes or so and then the compressor stops. We can turn the air off while we're driving for about 4 or 5 minutes and turn it back on and its fine again but it continues to go through the same cycle. Cools for about 15-20 minutes, compressor stops, turn off air, wait 4-5 minutes, turn back on and start all over again. We can drive 2 hours straight on the open highway and it works without any problem. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  • 2964 Jul 09, 2008

    My air con was charged last week and with in 48 hours, it no longer works. the fan works just no cold air....aaahhh

  • Radiolaw Sep 15, 2008

    Drove 500 miles and a/c was fine, but encountered some stop & go, and it starts to blow out hot air. Then, you need to turn it off for a while before re-starting. Something is telling the compresspr to turm off.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    rodeo air con fan speed does not work on speed 2, one three and four work but when you click to 2, it stops working

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This is probably a clutch problem on the compressor, either buy a new clutch or get a second hand compressor and swap the clutch over.

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