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As anyone had any issues with a noisy air-con unit ie returned to dealer for investigation etc.Mine operates ok but is very noisy when it kicks in.Will drop in at dealership next time Im in the area but just wondered if anyone has come across this problem.
 

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Problem is Geraint noisy operation You can hear a distinctive bang from inside the car when it kicks in .I've put it up on the forum as I'm sure there was a thread on this problem a few months back, which I can't find now, and I can't remember which model it was referring to.I was interested to see if they had any closure on the problem. .
 

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As anyone had any issues with a noisy air-con unit ie returned to dealer for investigation etc.Mine operates ok but is very noisy when it kicks in.Will drop in at dealership next time Im in the area but just wondered if anyone has come across this problem.
i dont think the unit its noisy

the electric fan might be cos it runs all the time when the air con is on

cooling the Freon gas radiator, it does what its supposed to do

but maybe its out of alignment

let us know what they say
 

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Okay here's what's happening. Press air con button and like most cars You can here the air con pump kick in .Air con "noise only lasts for about 10secs then kicks out . After approx 25 secs kicks back in again.This cycle keeps repeating till air con is switched off . The "noise is definitely coming from the alternator drive belt area (but not the alternator itself).The electric fan is working on and not making any noise at all.I wondered If any of You can hear Your air con kick in and if so does it make a noise and/or stop in while it's switched on or keep jumping in and out. Any comments would be great
 

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Okay here's what's happening. Press air con button and like most cars You can here the air con pump kick in .Air con "noise only lasts for about 10secs then kicks out . After approx 25 secs kicks back in again.This cycle keeps repeating till air con is switched off . The "noise is definitely coming from the alternator drive belt area (but not the alternator itself).The electric fan is working on and not making any noise at all.I wondered If any of You can hear Your air con kick in and if so does it make a noise and/or stop in while it's switched on or keep jumping in and out. Any comments would be great
ok

thats sounds like a problem but just so u know a air con unit doesnt run all the time

when its on, it has a sort of sensor that measure the pressure and temp in the air con system sometimes it turns off even if its on and then starts again by itself that happen to me and the specialist in air cons explain that to me

but to do it so many times in a short amount of time doesnt sound right so go to dealer service to check it out ;)
 

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Okay here's what's happening. Press air con button and like most cars You can here the air con pump kick in .Air con "noise only lasts for about 10secs then kicks out . After approx 25 secs kicks back in again.This cycle keeps repeating till air con is switched off . The "noise is definitely coming from the alternator drive belt area (but not the alternator itself).The electric fan is working on and not making any noise at all.I wondered If any of You can hear Your air con kick in and if so does it make a noise and/or stop in while it's switched on or keep jumping in and out. Any comments would be great
Sounds like a loss of pressure in the air-con system to me.

Checked my air-con today, turned it on, no noise, blows cold air for as long as you want. Turned it off, no noise, cold air becomes warmer (ambiant out side temp) Turned it on again, no noise, air out put is cold ! No problems with mine, just for your info !! :rolleyes:
 

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Thanks for comments obviously something amiss will seek guidance from local aircon expert before trailing 30 odd miles to dealership. .:-:)':)-)
 

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Mine acts exactly the same, when stood with engine running and turning on air con I can hear it clearly cutting in and out just like yours. I'll be very interested about the outcome.
 

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Okay Dave T will post on here when I've seen My mate the air-con expert and got is opinion. My last five cars have all had air-con and on all of them there was either no noise when switched on or a very slight change of engine tone???.
 

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Hi roycedakin
My experience of air con is just like yours, as I said it will be interesting to find out if there is something wrong or not. Certainly not the same as past cars. When are you getting it checked over, and are you having it done at dacia dealers
 

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Hello Dave T My aircon mates had a quick listen and as He says the kick in is a bit noiser than most cars but as already been pointed out the jumping in and out is correct. From the noise side of things He, same as Roger ,says although the unit is working it could be down on pressure. He didn't want to play with it obviously because of the warranty situation. He suggests a system check at the dealership would be advisable owing to the excess noise on engagement. Looking round more longer established car forums the "low pressure in system " seems to be the favourite. I shall call in at the dealership when I get up that way but if You decide to visit before then let Me know the outcome. It seems the best answer as the forum as shown people who have systems that work correctly without the noise.
 

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Hi my car sounds the same please let me know how you get on only had car for one day many thanks alan

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just a quick question my air con only seems to work now and again is that right temp was 20 degrees c and turned on air con did not seem to get very cold but got temp down to 16 then went off my old car a C4 grand Picasso used to get a lot cooler and stay cold all the time just wondering if anyone can tell me if whats happening with mine is right as dont want to go back to garage if nothing wrong but i do want air con to cool cabin ?? ps light comes on but i dont hear any different`s when i push button but air does get a little colder but like i say not for long though
 

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What are you using to measure thr cabin temp?

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just a quick question my air con only seems to work now and again is that right temp was 20 degrees c and turned on air con did not seem to get very cold but got temp down to 16 then went off my old car a C4 grand Picasso used to get a lot cooler and stay cold all the time just wondering if anyone can tell me if whats happening with mine is right as dont want to go back to garage if nothing wrong but i do want air con to cool cabin ?? ps light comes on but i dont hear any different`s when i push button but air does get a little colder but like i say not for long though
Make sure that the temprature knob is turned fully into the BLUE area and it should be fine. The aircon is not as powerful as my SEAT Leon was, but that had 'climatic' heating/cooling the temp. was set at 21degrees when I bought it and I never moved it in 12 years !The manual system on the Stepway takes some getting used to, especially when you want cooler than ambient temp. but it works fine ! ;)
 

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Make sure that the temprature knob is turned fully into the BLUE area and it should be fine. The aircon is not as powerful as my SEAT Leon was, but that had 'climatic' heating/cooling the temp. was set at 21degrees when I bought it and I never moved it in 12 years !The manual system on the Stepway takes some getting used to, especially when you want cooler than ambient temp. but it works fine ! ;)
I do have compleat lay in blue and use resurculated air but like I said seems not to get to cold ? But will see when weather gets warmer or will be taking back to garage for them to look at it for me
 

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I do have compleat lay in blue and use resurculated air but like I said seems not to get to cold ? But will see when weather gets warmer or will be taking back to garage for them to look at it for me
We have been out today, just come back and Mrs Roger said she was cold, had to turn the aircon off !! Take it back if your not happy. That's what the 3 year warranty's for !! ;)
 

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We have been out today, just come back and Mrs Roger said she was cold, had to turn the aircon off !! Take it back if your not happy. That's what the 3 year warranty's for !! ;)
i will next month when i got holiday also got 7 year warranty lol
 
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