The compressor - clutch is not turning. The AC blows hot air. AC light comes on, tried pressing the circulation button on and off, still hot air. Fuse is good. Also, can I replace this myself or does this have to go to the dealer or local shop. I tried to re0charge, but when I put the gauge on the low side, the pressure read in the "Red" so I did not re-charge. re-charge can said to call dealer.
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2002 Mini Cooper S Question: Mini Cooper S - AC has stopped working:
Answer #1M & R Car Import Services II, Inc (52 Answers) , Chicago , IL - (773) 219-3472M and R Car Import July 01, 2013, 17:28Technician
It sounds like your Mini Cooper may has lost its Refrigerant state of charge. Possible leak may be result of Air Compressor in NOT engaging due to psi switch do not detect proper psi in system. I would recommend you go to an independent repair facility (more cost effective labor rate than Dealership) where they can accurately diagnosis your malfunction. Best of wishes
Answer #2Wirres July 01, 2013, 18:20Rookie
Will the a/c bottom light up when you request a/c, if so there could be several problems. High or low pressure switch, compressor clutch, so
Replybobbyflagg, July 02, 2013, 06:16Rookie
Wirres - thank you for the reply. Can you tell me how to check and where the hi & low pressure switches are located? Is it possible to check?
ReplyWirres, July 02, 2013, 06:43Rookie
It's not that easy to test, follow the a/ c lines and you will find them. Is the a/c light coming on when you command it
Replybobbyflagg, July 02, 2013, 07:13Rookie
yes, the light comes on. I did look at the compressor and the belt does spin around, but the center does not spin. Si I believe this means the clutch is not engaging, but I do not know if that means the clutch is bad, compressor and clutch is bad or if a pressure switch is telling the clutch not to engage.
ReplyWirres, July 02, 2013, 07:27Rookie
You will need to have someone with a/ c experience to check it. You will need put a scanner on it to see if you are getting command.
Then see if power is going to compressor, not what you want to hear but if you play with it will cost you big bucks.
Go to alldata and you can purchase service Manuel for your car. This is what the auto industry use
Replybobbyflagg, July 02, 2013, 07:33Rookie
Will the Alldata manual provide instructions on how to replace the compressor, clutch and etc. or is this a waste of my time and just let the dealer/mechanic do it. Their is so much labor on the car to get at anything, it pays to just replace something, instead of paying for the labor twice.
ReplyWirres, July 02, 2013, 08:06Rookie
Alldata covers everything on your car, but if you don't have experience with a/c I would have it looked at.
Throwing parts at it can be more expensive! But if you like working on your car alldata would be good.
I think it cost 30.00 for your car and you can have the service Manuel for 5 years on line