Re: A/C in US model S40
"Frank Filippone" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> We have a 2002 model car that has developed a strange problem. The A/C
> out cold air on the passenger side of the car and hot ( or hotter than
> side) air out of the driver side of he car. It is an intermittent problem
> right now. We live in California where recently it has been quite hot.
> The dealer wants to recharge the refrigerant ( claiming that is the first
> thing I shoud do.... or was that pay for?) I say the refrigerant is fine
> otherwise the A/C would not put out any cold air at all.
> Does anyone have any ideas on what might be wrong? My guess, without
> knowing anything about the car is that the problem is in an air directing
> valve that selects outside air ( or air from over hte heater core ) to the
> inside of the car. I think it is stuck in the partially open position...
> sending different temperature air to different output grills......, but
> until I can get some verification, my dealer is just being a pain.....
If the air is cold from the one side you do not need a recharge, you need a
new dealer, or independant shop. Volvo and consumer protection also need to
be told of this.
I *guess* it's a vaccuum operated door causing the issue.