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Old 2nd-April-2005, 15:40
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Default TD4 Air conditioning problem

I wonder if anyone has any experience with Freelander air conditioning problems. As it's just starting to get warm again i've just noticed that my 2001 TD4 Freelander's air conditioning seems to be inoperative. There is no difference in air temperature coming from the vents whether the A/C button is on or not. During the winter I have been religiously turning the A/C on for ten mins or so every week as recommended in the manual. I have checked all the fuses and everything seems to be in order. Any advice gratefuly recieved.
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Old 2nd-April-2005, 22:31
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Default Re: TD4 Air conditioning problem

The easiest answr is that it probably run low on gas, i know people out there will say well it must have a leak well this is possible,but sometimes they just need topping up,when you put the aircon on if you lift the bonnet and look down the left hand side at the bottom is the aircon compressor,it only has 1 wire going to it at the bottom,when you turn the aircon on see if the clutch engages,the front plate will spin the fans will start to run very slow as well,all this said if the gas pressure is low the trinary switch will not let the aircon start and the engine ecm will not start the fans in my experiance which is a fair bit of landys i would go and get the system gas pressure checked 1st then you can worry after that but no pressure no working.
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Old 12th-June-2006, 12:00
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The air conditioning unit of my wife's TD4 es (2000X) only tends to be used in the summer when the hot air arrives, and reading the posts here it seems it should be run frequently to keep it in good working order. I'm not sure if this has led to the following problem.

This time last year the vehicle started eminating a horrible grinding noise when the steering was on full lock at pulling away speeds, and after a bit of deduction it became apparent that this only occurred when the A/C unit was on. The temporary solution was not to use the a/c. As often happens the temporary solution was not revisited. Now the hot weather has returned, the a/c has been switched on again and it makes a (seemingly permanent) horrible clattering noise.

I dread taking the vehicle to the dealer wthout having at least some idea of what the problem is and what the likely cost will be and I wondered if anyone could give me advice!

Having received such great advice regarding the maf problem I really appreciate this site
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Old 12th-June-2006, 22:01
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Default Re: TD4 Air conditioning problem

Richard. . .try topping it up wiv castrol ez fill on ebay got lube in it as this might save ya some dosh,also got leak sealant and die detection all in one , and dead easy ta d i y. . .
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Old 13th-June-2006, 19:39
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Hi, just had mine 're gassed' as part of its annual service, the manual recommends this to be done every 3 years and it beats crawling around under the bonnet not knowing what you're looking for !!!
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Old 13th-June-2006, 21:22
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Default Re: TD4 Air conditioning problem

Does anyone know exactly where you refill the AC unit??
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Old 13th-June-2006, 21:33
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Does anyone know exactly where you refill the AC unit??
Yes I do! 2 ally pipes on the R/H side of the Bulkhead, the rectangular Block should have 2 black covers on it, remove these and you find 2 schraeder valves thats where yer fresh gas goes R/H drive I presume
I'd send you a photo, but I'm having hastle
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Old 14th-June-2006, 06:03
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Default Re: TD4 Air conditioning problem

The valves are different size as well so it is not possible to refill the wrong side of the circuit.

Later,

Jed.
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Old 14th-June-2006, 08:44
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Default Re: TD4 Air conditioning problem

Hi,

Regarding Re-gasing, ive heard that the DIY kits dont get the same pressures as the pro jobs, you can get a mobile Re-gasing company to pop around check for leaks and top up for around 40!

Much better as its been know that the DIY kits can knacker some of the parts in the compressor.

Ps We have a large install at our gym and im constantly in fear of any problems regarding them as them normally bring a big bill! 500 service, 500-1000 for a new compressor!

Cheers

PaulN
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Old 14th-June-2006, 10:25
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Not sure where you guys are going for your service, my re gassing cost 60 inc parts and labour, its worth shopping around cause as soon as you roll up in a freelander they think they're in the money !!
PS the full service with re gassing was 210
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