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Ac Is Noisy! :( Good Places To Repair And Cost..

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In my previous thread I showed videos of my VW Bora engine giving a grinding sound above 2000rpm..apperently it's coming from the A/C (no sound when AC is turned off) , Guys at Vishwa motors told me sound is coming from the condenser..Sometimes it becomes way too noisy (when the outside temperature is very hot , like around 2pm with lots of sunlight) , and it slows the vehicle down (like engine is slowed down suddenly) once every 10 seconds or so..

Since this is a German car , can normal AC repair shops do this? or do I have to take it to Vishwa Motors or Senok?
How much will it cost? an approximate figure will do...thank you in advance..

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In my previous thread I showed videos of my VW Bora engine giving a grinding sound above 2000rpm..apperently it's coming from the A/C (no sound when AC is turned off) , Guys at Vishwa motors told me sound is coming from the condenser..Sometimes it becomes way too noisy (when the outside temperature is very hot , like around 2pm with lots of sunlight) , and it slows the vehicle down (like engine is slowed down suddenly) once every 10 seconds or so..

Since this is a German car , can normal AC repair shops do this? or do I have to take it to Vishwa Motors or Senok?

How much will it cost? an approximate figure will do...thank you in advance..

Hi Vishwa.j - If you are close to ettul kotte, then you can get this fixed by AUTO AC spot where its situated right next to ethul kotte bus stand..

Recon condenser should be less than 20k, and since this will need refilling I believe everything should cost you less than 25-30k

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the condenser is basically a radiator. I can't imagine how that could possibly happen?!?!?!
My guess would be the blower FAN, in which case, depending on the nature you might need a new bearing, motor or an entire fan unit.

And I'm guessing you have climate control, which automatically turns the AC compressor on/off. If there is, try going onto a manual mode if you have one. It should bypass the auto on/off.

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Hi Vishwa.j - If you are close to ettul kotte, then you can get this fixed by AUTO AC spot where its situated right next to ethul kotte bus stand..

Recon condenser should be less than 20k, and since this will need refilling I believe everything should cost you less than 25-30k

I'm in malabe...I will give that place a try..please inbox me if you have any contact information..

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the condenser is basically a radiator. I can't imagine how that could possibly happen?!?!?!

My guess would be the blower FAN, in which case, depending on the nature you might need a new bearing, motor or an entire fan unit.

And I'm guessing you have climate control, which automatically turns the AC compressor on/off. If there is, try going onto a manual mode if you have one. It should bypass the auto on/off.

yes probably the blower fan then...not familiar with AC units..

if you mean auto A/C , yes it's there...I will try a manual mode and see how if the sound is still there...thank you! !

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yes probably the blower fan then...not familiar with AC units..

if you mean auto A/C , yes it's there...I will try a manual mode and see how if the sound is still there...thank you! !

I think what you mean is compressor and not the condenser, and yes they do tend to get noisy.

You can take it to Cool care palawatta , its not your typical ac joint. I have done my ac from them recently and overall very impressed. I have seen plenty of euros/ford's with them so they know their stuff. If interested pm me for details.

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I think what you mean is compressor and not the condenser, and yes they do tend to get noisy. You can take it to Cool care palawatta , its not your typical ac joint. I have done my ac from them recently and overall very impressed. I have seen plenty of euros/ford's with them so they know their stuff. If interested pm me for details.

sounds like the idea place for me since my workplace is in Pelawatta :D

PM sent..

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I'm in malabe...I will give that place a try..please inbox me if you have any contact information..

Hey contact Deepal on 0777 30 88 27

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I had experience with the same.
in my case the noise is bcz f damaged 'clutch drive plate assembly' which is comnly knwn as 'pulley'.
this is due to worn out bearing which hasn't taken care of

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I had experience with the same.

in my case the noise is bcz f damaged 'clutch drive plate assembly' which is comnly knwn as 'pulley'.

this is due to worn out bearing which hasn't taken care of

The clutch drive plate is what engages/disengages the compressor. The pulley merely keeps the belt in tension. It's 2 different things.

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The clutch drive plate is what engages/disengages the compressor. The pulley merely keeps the belt in tension. It's 2 different things.

That's probably it ..Sound it gives is similar to a refrigerator starting from idle..

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If its the condensor fan,no need to spend big money for a new one.just unassemble it. replace fan bearing,brushes,bushes (available at any spare part shop). In my A4,it was done 3years ago,no issues untill now.new fan with blades costs about 25k at [email protected] motors.

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OK, so we have narrowed it down to the compressor, NOT the condenser. So like it was mentioned before it could most likely be a work out bearing, which is normally replaceable. Not sure about the Bora, but in the absolute worst case, the compressor could be non-serviceable and you may need to replace the entire thing.

Either way not a complex repair...

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yes I meant da clutch drive plate (shown in da image) which engages with da compressor

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Hacking to someone else thread :P

Recently my Mazda 3 BL got a noise when the AC is on. I assume it's from the blower. Sounds like a piece of paper hitting the rotating blower fan.

And in an recent trip I've notice that the air stopped flowing after some time. Specially at nite. After stopping for some time or turn the cooling not to heat. It starts to work. But again after sometime same happens. My guess is Ice forming or water freezing in the lines.

And finally after sudden acceleration around 3500 rpm and above I can smell a burning smell from the AC wents. I assume slipping compressor clutch. Can anyone recommend a good place to repair these issues. Know how on how to remove the parts and put it correctly is a must. And also at a reasonable cost.

I'm in Pannipitiya. So nearby area would be grate

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Sounds like your fresh air vent is stuck open. Does your car have an automatic AC (climate control)?

EDIT:

As for the blower motor noise, you will have to get the blower motor chamber cleaned up and the debris removed. The burning smell inside the car could still be due to the fresh air vent being open. Have you tried running the AC in re-circulation mode?

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Sounds like your fresh air vent is stuck open. Does your car have an automatic AC (climate control)?

EDIT:

As for the blower motor noise, you will have to get the blower motor chamber cleaned up and the debris removed. The burning smell inside the car could still be due to the fresh air vent being open. Have you tried running the AC in re-circulation mode?

Yap. AC is running on re-circulation mode most of the time.

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Can anyone recommend a good place to repair these issues. Know how on how to remove the parts and put it correctly is a must. And also at a reasonable cost.

I'm in Pannipitiya. So nearby area would be grate

I'm new here but I found a good place in Maharagama by going through the forum. Check Bullion A/C at waththegedara, opposite side to NSB.

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Take it to Janaka the engineer/technician from Suraweera's who now owns/runs the operation.

0779427178

On Rajagiriya Rd

I've found him to be no-nonsense and quite reasonable. Don't have a "replace everything , it's all broken" approach

He does a lot of Euro cars, including classics/modern classics (lot'sa Mercs, Jags)

Had no issues with the Audi

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Take it to Janaka the engineer/technician from Suraweera's who now owns/runs the operation.

0779427178

On Rajagiriya Rd

I've found him to be no-nonsense and quite reasonable. Don't have a "replace everything , it's all broken" approach

He does a lot of Euro cars, including classics/modern classics (lot'sa Mercs, Jags)

Had no issues with the Audi

Janaka is my neighbor. I absolutely agree with your comment

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