Engine Size: 1.4
Refrigerant Type: r143
Ambient Temp: 30C
Country of Origin: Korea, Republic of
Been advised compressor is faulty. However if I bypass the thermostatic switch the air is cooled. The compressor runs for approx 5 secs & is off for 20+secs without the bypass. The thermostatic switch appears to be faulty to me (electronics background) but the person who is advising the compressor needs replacement maintains there is no way the thermostatic switch is faulty. I am sure the thermostatic switch is controlling the clutch but not sure if the fault is within the electronics or if the electronics are normal & under the effect of other refrig problems. I did ring about & no one can say they have had trouble with the thermostatic switches. I just see how a faulty compressor with the electrics bypassed to engage the clutch could bring down the temp which makes the thermostatic switch reach the cut off temps in a short time. I did put a gauge set on & noted without the thermostatic switch control both the low & high readings were going lower with time & I would have thought that the readings should have been steady.
Any advise or should I take the car to another dealer??
Bill - Take to a real auto AC mechanic. I also am not so sure that the compressor itself is faulty.
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