[V6-12v] AC question

Lino M. Valadas l.valadas at rogers.com
Tue Nov 2 19:08:14 EST 2004

Thanks guys,

No.  It's definitely the AC compressor.  I've open the hood several times to
see what's going on and I clearly see the compressor clutch engaging.
I'm in just outside of Toronto, Canada.  Today was 7 degrees centigrade in
the morning.  I start the engine open the hood and I see the compressor
kicking in and out with the air and recirculation buttons off.  As James
Whitehouse pointed out, his mechanic feels it's by design.  I'm starting to
think he's right.  But it's a lousy design.  My 1993 S4 does not do that.
If anybody know how to turn it off please let me know.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Nathan Widmyer" <lighthousej at gmail.com>
To: "V6 12V Audi Mailing List" <v6-12v at audifans.com>
Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 9:39 PM
Subject: Re: [V6-12v] AC question

> Are you sure it's not the radiator fans kicking in?  When my engine
> gets too hot, the fans kick in to cool it down.  Does it sound like a
> muffled drilling sound?  I hope I'm not a dummy about this and it
> really is your AC.  Check out the links at:
> http://www.12v.org/maintenance/index.php?section=tr&ss=hvac
> In the climate control trouble code section, in at least my 90, has a
> graphics channel (channel 52) that uses the segments of the climate
> control to give you on-off conditions of different inputs to the AC
> system to help you figure out if you have an errant input and where
> you might want to check.  Good luck.
> On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 20:19:14 -0500, Lino M. Valadas <l.valadas at rogers.com>
> > Hi guys,
> >
> > My AC compressor cycles on and off on its own every-so-often  more often
> > than not.  This is with the air turned off.  I find it very annoying.
> > anybody experience the same?  Is it suppose to do that?  If not by
> > which is my suspicion, does anybody know what may be causing it?
> >
> > TIA
> >
> > Lino
> > 93 90q sport
> >
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