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#1 Old Jul 17th, 2008, 08:24 AM
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Air Conditioning System - problems anyone?

Anyone else having problems with their air conditioning systems? Two failures so far - one last summer (coolant leak), and another today. When I turned on the air, I heard a hissing sound, which quickly went away after I turned the fan off. No cold at at all. I just happened to be near my dealership (I live 2 hours away), so I'm hoping it can be fixed before I head home. Second problem in 2 years... anyone else having this issue?
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#2 Old Jul 18th, 2008, 02:18 PM
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Update...

It was an O-ring problem that led to the system losing refrigerant. Seems this ring was too close to a heat shield. Repaired under warranty. Cool.
#3 Old Jul 21st, 2008, 12:14 PM
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Anyone else having problems with their air conditioning systems? Two failures so far - one last summer (coolant leak), and another today. When I turned on the air, I heard a hissing sound, which quickly went away after I turned the fan off. No cold at at all. I just happened to be near my dealership (I live 2 hours away), so I'm hoping it can be fixed before I head home. Second problem in 2 years... anyone else having this issue?
Yes, just had a coolant leak repaired on an 05, 120,000 KLM....
#4 Old Jul 21st, 2008, 06:43 PM
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Had an AC problem last spring. Dealer was unable to find any leak. Recharged coolant and have been fine so far. I use the AC almost all year round, thus it is on every day for an hour or more. Great for defrosting in the winter.

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#5 Old Aug 4th, 2008, 08:56 PM
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Only problem I had with the A/C was a critter (squirrel) getting in my intake and making a nest. I guess this will have to be a yearly check for me, this happened with my old 2000 Civic Si twice and now the Xtrail, which is funny because the vehicle is not home alot. Now I'm worried about my new car. Anybody have any advice on how to control squirrels?
#6 Old Aug 6th, 2008, 12:19 PM
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#7 Old Aug 6th, 2008, 07:36 PM
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LOL, I should have seen that coming
#8 Old Aug 6th, 2008, 07:51 PM
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I have problem with my Nissan sentra 2000 car, the A/c stopped working today morning. It was blowing cold air when started the car, my rear window had mist to clear that I have turned the heater on. Once the mist got cleared i have moved the control from heater (red color) to cooling side (blue color). I see now still it is blowing only hot air. The cold air is not at all coming

I am not sure if I am posting this question at the right place. please suggest me the correct place where I have post this messsage.

Can someone help me to resolve my A/c problem.

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#9 Old Aug 7th, 2008, 08:59 AM
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AC can simply have a holed pipe by a stone sadly, so it will run and then get pumped out of refrigderation gas, engineers can purge the system with gas that shows up under uv light to see if leaking easily and cheaply, also it might be that the gas simply needs recharging as most units need a top up after a few years (4-5).
#10 Old Sep 9th, 2008, 12:36 PM
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Unhappy Problem with AC in 05 XTrail

So just took my '05 Xtrail in for AC check - - -I just thought the refrigerant was low and needed recharging . . . but my mechanic found a leak by injecting a dye in to the lines. COST? $1100CDN+for the repair. I didn't go through with it, but he did call my Nissan dealer for me. I'm past warranty by about 7000 clicks. But the odd thing (red flag) was that when the mechanic called Nissan, they had the required $569CDN part in stock (???) My mechanic thought this was strange - condensors are not usually stocked (I guess not at other dealerships). . .made him think this is a common problem??

I got the same "a rock may have come under the car and knocked the line" bit, but really, how often does that cause this exact problem, and cars drive on roads, likely over rocks all the live-long day? Does everyone's AC stop working?

The AC petered out this summer. It hissed for while before - should have had it checked earlier!! My mechanic said that I could go ahead and recharge it, but he couldn't guarantee me how long that would last, as it was clearly spraying/leaking at the line near the radiator. The condensor needs to be replaced for it to work problem free. Argh.

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#11 Old Sep 10th, 2008, 05:45 AM
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had an ac fault with a citroen similar and that cost 1200 sterling after a condenser,pipes, and something else which i can't remember - but yes simple stone and pipe colision can cost a fortune and unless total underbody protection no way of stopping...
#12 Old Sep 8th, 2014, 04:23 PM
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My 1996 Nissan p/u only seems to work correctly when temps are lower, as in the morning. After it warms up, it only cycles once and won't cycle back to cool. I changed the low pressure switch on drier and recharged but nothing has changed. Is there a high pressure switch in system? Could it be in the cooling unit underneath the dashboard?
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#13 Old Sep 26th, 2014, 07:05 AM
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i had similar problem, there was green liquid leaking from under the car and it was a small round seal that had corroded. they replaced that then regassed it and that solved the problem it cost about £100
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