[s-cars] A/C shutting down

James Bowes thermobob at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 23 02:28:03 EDT 2004

I've experienced the same thing recently.. it was 97 degrees here in 
Indiana, and the AC would turn itself off periodically while I was driving, 
especially at slow speeds and stop and go traffic. If I pressed the 
snowflake button, it would flicker back on and off again. After things 
cooled down, no more problems.

>From: Dave Forgie <forgied at direct.ca>
>To: s-car-list at audifans.com
>Subject: [s-cars] A/C shutting down
>Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 22:10:01 -0700
>Mike:  I think what you experienced was a safety shutdown.  It wasn't
>the 95 deg ambient heat, it was whatever the engine was seeing (which
>you didn't tell us).  I believe the system is programmed to save the
>engine by shutdown the A/C so as to allow the engine to cool down.  I'm
>betting this isn't a problem in Phoenix where the ambient temps are
>higher sometimes but they don't have too much stop and go.
>Dave F.
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