I bet you could get a compressor online or maybe try a NAPA store the compressor would be made by someone other than bmw so you should be able to source it somewhere else and get an INdy shop to do the repair work for what I read it appears the bmw techs dont do that better of a job
Quote Originally Posted by Richard44 At 43000 miles the air conditioning compressor on my 2008 E92 apparently seized today and tore up itself the tensioner and the belt. My dealer has given me excellent service for years. They tell me it will cost 2500 replace it (the compressor alone costs 1400). Has anyone else heard of premature AC compressor failures Anyone know of service bulletins or notifications
There is a alot of info posted about AC related failures on E9x models. It seems to be going on more than it should. N4S
No kidding.. Thank god I contacted bmw NA. They covered 1500 out of the 2500. My car was a 09 328i with only 25k miles
And you are sure it isnt belt related
1 or tensioneridler pulleys.
I havent diagnosed the problem in detail with my head buried in the engine compartment yet. I am considering the belt or tensioner issue. What is perplexing is that there is no noise when the outside temperature is warm above approx 70 degF. On our mildly cool mornings 56 degF or below the compressor makes the whinning noise. Turn the AC off and the noise stops.
Well it seems that the consensus is that the tensioner is the culprit. I will give it a try. Definitely wont hurt. Thanks to everyone. I love my bmw. If I had known they were so great to drive I would have bought one many years ago. Still have a lot to learn about my car though.
Quote Originally Posted by SergioK Ive found that at times the ac compressor will turn on even though the AC or button is not illuminated and the climate control system is not in auto mode. Is this normal No cheers vern
European cars they typically have one of the worst air conditioning systems out of most other vehicles. Why is this Have a think about the climate. For the same logic that German cars tend to have very good high-speed stability French cars ride so well and why small British sports cars corner well and - current breed apart - arent so hot in a straight line (we dont have many). Thats not to say bmw
Quote Originally Posted by sn0pea I own a 2006 bmw 325i and just recently my air conditioning hasnt been blowing out any air. I dont recall any events leading up to this happening. It seems to have just been random. Also when I turn on the air I feel a motor or maybe compressor turning on but no air comes through any vents. Any help Thanks This happened to my 325i. It might be your air coolant take it to your bmw dealer and have them check it out. I got mine fixed free of charge.
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Id do as you mentioned & drive the car for a while to see if AC performance maintains itself. Alternatively or if the symptom returns go back & ask how they arrived at the diagnosis on each item. Or try an automotive AC specialist especially if the dealers explanation doesnt make sense. While there are lots of reasons to use bmw specialist on many of the cars components AC isnt one of those. Also warm
Off the top of my head I cant remember if the ac compressor is near the top of the engine but here goes -- one porblem that came up on my Contour (as well as some Saabs) was that the ac clutch would give out. The way to check is to turn on the car and turn on the air. If the clutch isnt turning whack the ac clutch with a screwdriver handle or lightly with a hammer. If it starts to work boom theres your problem. It is available as a separate part from Ford not sure if bmw sells the clutch separately however.
of the engine but here goes -- one porblem that came up on my Contour (as well as some Saabs) was that the ac clutch would give out. The way to check is to turn on the car and turn on the air. If the clutch isnt turning whack the ac clutch with a screwdriver handle or lightly with a hammer. If it starts to work boom theres your problem. It is available as a separate part from Ford not sure if bmw
Quote Originally Posted by ronsbm Hi all I have a 98 528 auto when I use the air conditioning it works fine but it dosent seem to cycle at all the electric fan & compressor run continously is this normal. other cars Ive owned all have the compressor & fan turn off & on . It is normal. compressor is a variable speed unit. when ac is on it always runs . Same for electric fan.
Quote Originally Posted by Cabo Bimmer Hi I have an issue I have a little bit of cold air coming only on the drivers side. I took it to 2 different AC shops and nothing happened same problem. The Dealer 1300 miles away told me to drain the whole system and vacuum I did it and charge R134a and the problem is the same. The low pressure reads 60psi and if I accelerate till 2000rpm goes down to 49psi and
Quote Originally Posted by clutchlee Hi all I just got my new F10 today and was wondering how come every time I start the car the air conditioning starts up. I always shut off the AC before I shut the car off but when I start it up the next day the AC turns on. Is there a way to stop this from happening Many posts about this. No solution they all seem to do it. The only thing I would suggest is to have the AC part (snowflake) off so the compressor doesnt kick on right away just the fan.
Quote Originally Posted by westwest888 Took my first real desert trip in the S4 to Las Vegas. Triple digit heat 88 mph cruising speed in a 70 mph zone. I had the AC on with the heat set at 68 and it was too cold at 612 fan speed. Both my bmw and my Audi have ceramic tint which rejects a ton heat energy. I remember taking a simliar trip from San Diego to Vegas in the bmw with the AC on cold full fan
the engine speed back to idle (pulling up to lights and what not) and wondered if it was lack of electrical power-related or just the system acting weird again. Ive also noticed that thins happen down in the works when switching between ac and non-ac operation. You can here what sounds like a flap switching the airflow from one system to another with a reduction in airflow to boot. Would bmw
Quote Originally Posted by dougd88 Hi trying to troubleshoot my AC issues. No cold air Refrigerant low side pressure appears fine. compressor does not come on Aux fan does not come on I have peake code 7D - Coolant fan final stage The thin wire on connector to aux fan was cut which I fixed and fan still does not come and the compressor clutch is still not engaging. Pressure on low side appears fine dont have connector to measure high side pressure.. Thoughts Suggestions If compressor does not come on will aux fan still turn on when AC is turned on or not Thank you Doug. Man thats my exact issue. Cant seem to get that compressor clutch to kick on. I think in each of our problems the comp clutch kicking on would solve the problem. Ill keep trying to sort this out and share info. stlbmw
Quote Originally Posted by stlbmw I follow you but there is no way to put the raw hanging wire under the car back into the plug end of the sensor the wires are bbroke off up0 in the rear of the plug. I would simply take the bare wire hanging under the car and re- crimp it to the rear of the connector but cannot do this since the wire is stuck up in there. Does a repalcement take this into consideration
Quote Originally Posted by rllarson12 I am having the same problem with my ac. I also had the two bare wires hanging down. I picked up the parts I needed today from the dealer for about 100. Make sure to buy the adapter and the wires for the adapter. The adapter was aobut 7 and the wires about 10. You will need the wires as they fit into the adapter itself. There are small plugs on the end of each
Quote Originally Posted by dougd88 Hi trying to troubleshoot my AC issues. No cold air Refrigerant low side pressure appears fine. compressor does not come on Aux fan does not come on I have peake code 7D - Coolant fan final stage The thin wire on connector to aux fan was cut which I fixed and fan still does not come and the compressor clutch is still not engaging. Pressure on low side appears fine
It is up around 80 lbs when the compressor is off which is typical with pressure between low and high side trying to equalize. When you turn it on it comes down to around 40 normally. At some times it will bring the compressor in but not drop the pressure to where it needs to be at like the lines are just closed off. It has done this intermittently since I installed this compressor last year. Original
Quote Originally Posted by BrianF Laura... Im having the same kind of problem with my 2003 325i... The middle vent is set at three blue dots. I noticed that lots of heat pour out of the left center vent and floor but little is coming from the right. I had a bmw specialist check it out. He said that it was slightly low of refrigerant and he topped it off. Also he said that the heater control valve was
serpentine belt and turns all the time. The second fan the auxillary is in front of the radiator and AC condenser visible through the grill. It turns on when the AC is running or if the engine coolant flowing out of the the radiator gets too hot i.e. when the primary fan cant keep up with the heat. This one is electric & does not have a clutch. Look here for part numbers httpwww.realoem.combmwselect.do
Quote Originally Posted by DSXMachina bmw has a very sophisticated HVAC system which controls towards different purposes when the top is down. The compressor condensor and evaporator are operationally the same as on non cabrios but the way the air is heated and cooled and then distributed and at what speed are all optimized for top down conditions when the top is down (as you posted). There was an
Quote Originally Posted by csewell my 99 323i was sort of whistling as i would rev up to shift gears today then suddenly at a light the whole car just shut off....when i cranked back up there was a metal grinding noise then it stopped...however once it stopped the ac was no longer blowing cold air I once had a Nissan with bad bearings in a pulley wheel that ran its AC compressor. Eventually the wheel
Nice video. Id caution about adding r134 to the low side port without first using a proper set (amazon.com 75) of AC manifold gauges on the high and low side service ports to get your pressure readings (adjusted for altitude ambient temp and humidity). Low side can look good but there may be problems in the system and high side readings could be way out of wack. bmw AC refrigerant fills are VERY specific