[V8] Menopausal Type 44

Ed Kellock ekellock at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 12:08:28 EDT 2007

Could be low freon, could be the multi-function temp switch too, I suppose.

On 7/23/07, Roger M. Woodbury <rmwoodbury at adelphia.net> wrote:
> Well, I guess my V8 temporary substitute, aka The Old Gray Mare, aka 1990
> Audi 100 FWD sedan is menopausal.  She suffers from temporary occasional hot
> flashes.
> Here are the symptoms.  Engine running either stationary or traveling down
> the road, occasionally the air conditioning will lose cool.  It does not
> blow hot, it just will not continue to blow cool air.  The air coming out of
> the vents is ambient temperature coming in from outside.
> HVAC selector in "Auto", temperature set to 70 degrees.
> Sometime later...oh, 3 minutes, four minutes, seven minutes or so...cool air
> resumes.
> No audible mechanical noises, no apparent signs audibly of the compressor
> cycling off, just not cool air.
> I suspect that the system may be low in Freon, and the system would have
> Freon as it has not been serviced in around seven years.  I believe that the
> last time the car's a/c was serviced was by the dealer, and my father hasn't
> driven that far in about seven or eight years.
> Of course, the other possibility is that the compressor or receiver/drier
> has gone bad, or is going bad.  And THAT makes me think odd thoughts about
> The Black Mariah, which is sitting out in the back yard complete with a new
> a/c system last year....
> Thoughts?
> Roger
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