Re: 1998 V70 AC clicking sound
"Albert Ma" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Have a 1998 V70 with less than 90K miles. Quite recently, the AC seems to
> click in and out, cycling once every 5 seconds or so. The clicking sound
> can be heard inside the car, and the clutch just to the left of the belts
> can be seen to engage . [Or it could have been doing this for the previous
> eight years and I just only noticed it these past few weeks?!]
> Air from AC is cold. Although the idle speed flickers a little, there
> doesn't seem to be any power loss.
> any advice? I don't mind getting used to the clicking noise if this is not
> a sign of a serious problem down the road.
As the others say, that is the classic indication of low refrigerant.
I'll diverge from their advice to specify that you should have a pro
evacuate and recharge the system. I always did my own with R12 and I was
arrogant enough to believe I could do it myself with R134a, in spite of what
the experts say. Boy, I can be dumb sometimes!