1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

AC - Ford Galaxy

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by paulfoel, 24 May 2018.

  1. paulfoel

    Joined:
    30 Mar 2010
    Messages:
    68
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gwent
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Had it re-gassed a year ago.

    The other day stopped working. Then it started again and has been off/on ever since. Display shows AC on. Also, when Iturn it off I can hear it starting every time.

    Took it to halfords. They said machine showed ZERO. But surely it would work not all if this was the case?

    They want me to take it back tomorrow so they can use nitrgoen to check for leaks?
     
  2. DaveHerns

    Joined:
    11 Nov 2009
    Messages:
    2,584
    Thanks Received:
    207
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    As far as I know Halfords only use those diy aerosol kits for their A/C refilling service. I can't see them having nitrogen to use. Is one of the pipes from your A/C compressor cold when it's running? If so, it's working, unless the pressure is borderline when I suppose it could be intermittent.
     
  3. Burnerman

    Joined:
    7 Feb 2008
    Messages:
    18,368
    Thanks Received:
    3,558
    Location:
    Northumberland
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I guess the only thing you can do is to have the system re gassed, together with a dye that fluoresces under UV light - great when looking for leaks.
    Some firms like Kwik Fit will fill the system and if it leaks out within 24 hours or so, you aren't charged.
    John :)
     
  4. paulfoel

    Joined:
    30 Mar 2010
    Messages:
    68
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Gwent
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Halfords deffo had a large machine with terminal on and printer to do the job.
     
  5. DaveHerns

    Joined:
    11 Nov 2009
    Messages:
    2,584
    Thanks Received:
    207
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Isn't it illegal to refill a system if you know it's leaking because of pollution laws? That's why nitrogen is used. I assume you can still use a dye .
     
  6. Belle427

    Joined:
    16 Jan 2006
    Messages:
    2,844
    Thanks Received:
    270
    Location:
    Newport, S Wales.
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    The only time I would ever use kwik fit is for the purpose stated above, I’ve had my money back when it didn’t work out.
    Great systems when they are working but seem to be a pain after major components have been replaced and the system has been opened.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Avocet

    Joined:
    30 Dec 2008
    Messages:
    685
    Thanks Received:
    98
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    YES. Big fines from DEFRA if you get caught! However, I've never heard of anyone getting caught!
     
  8. Motman

    Joined:
    27 Feb 2017
    Messages:
    1,385
    Thanks Received:
    188
    Location:
    Essexshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
Loading...

Share This Page