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Re: A/C intermittent?
Hairy green toads from Mars made Clough, Samuel say:
> Ok, here's my story. I just want to see if there are any BTDTs out there.
> The car is a 95 A6Q. This weekend, I invite some friends over and I've been
> trying to talk him into buying an A4 instead of a Maxima. Anyway, he wants
> to go for a ride in the A6. So, we're on our way to the restaurant in stop
> and go traffic (mostly stop) and the car's doing fine and it's about 97
> outside according to the car. Anyway, I only have the air set on 76, but
> it's running pretty cool. He's messing around asking me about the car and
> pushes the climate control down to 71. No big deal, except about 3 or 4
> minutes later the air coming out of the vents is not cool anymore. It's
> like the car is on vent and the compressor is not running. I push the
> little snowflake off and then on and nothing happens. The car itself, is
> running cool in the normal place on the temp gauge and the oil gauge is cool
> also, somewhere around 100 C. Of course, I don't see how changing the temp
> could have anything to do with this problem but it is the only event that
> happened. By the time we're too the restaurant, everybody is sweating which
> is a little embarrassing. When we get out of the restaurant and back in the
> car, voila! The air is cold again. This was on Saturday and we drove the
> car the rest of the weekend in temps (according to the car) from 97 to 102
> deg and never again had problems with the air. Now, this happened to me
> once before in Pennsylvania. No matter how low I turned the climate control
> I kept sweating. After we stopped somewhere and started again I had cold
> air. This is very bizarre, but it is an Audi and has so far been absolutely
> trouble free so I guess it's my turn. Any idea what could cause this
> symptom? The car's still under warranty so I figured I would take it in but
> with my dealership experiences, there's a much greater chance that someone
> on the list has a clue what's wrong that them.
My '95 A6QW does the same thing.
I've never been able to get a climate control diagnostic
code out of it. Mine doesn't have anything to do with resetting
the temp. It just "shuts off" the A/C once in a while. Cycling
power to the car always resets it.
Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7) firstname.lastname@example.org
Compaq Computer Corporation (603)-884-1294
110 Spit Brook Road
Nashua, NH 03062-2698
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