General A/C doesn't work after regassing

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  1. moob Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Hi folks,

    Been away for a while due to personal stuff.

    Looking for a bit of help, got my air conditioning recharged around 5 weeks ago. Worked ok (nothing great) for a few weeks then nothing but warm air. When I open the bonnet and switch on the A/C, the fans burst into action. Garage that did recharge want £36 to diagnose using a leak test.

    Are there any things I could check out myself to narrow the fault down?
     
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  2. jd1959 Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Is the compressor turning on? Common fault is the relay for it, the fans have a separate circuit they are both in the fuse box under the bonnet.
     
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  3. Zebster Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    You may have a leak.

    The 7th Generation Accord has some neat self-diagnostics built into the HVAC system that will readout pretty much all system parameters, including the system pressure... I'd assume the Jazz had something equivalent, but don't know how you'd access it (on my Accord you hold down the AUTO and DUAL buttons, then start the engine, then use the HRW button to step through all 10 system sensors - number 10 is the system pressure in MPa, should be over about 10).
     
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  4. moob Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Sorry for being dense but how do I tell if the compressor is on or not?
     
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  5. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    This video explains it ( from 0:40 to 0:55 ):-

     
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  6. moob Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    Cheers @SpeedyGee , the compressor seems to be working - definitely spinning - so that means the relay, compressor and clutch are working I'd assume.

    Therefore there's a leak most likely the condenser?

    Do you reckon I should get it leak tested or just take a chance and replace the condenser - I can have a condenser fitted for £50.
     
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  7. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Without knowing where the leak is your only guessing that it's in the condenser.

    I would go for a leak test, personally.
     
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  8. moob Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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