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AirConditioning died

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Old 07-28-2013, 10:43 AM
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AirConditioning died

My 2003 Mini S suddenly lost AC. I read a thread about a radiator fan not working and affecting the AC. I started the car, and looked at the fan up by the radiator, and it was not turning. I let it run for 10 minutes and it never turned on. Just two weeks ago it turned just fine. I checked the fuses and the relays, and they all are good. What could cause this? Loose wire? Do these just spontaneously die? It only has 59K miles. I turn on the AC, and I never hear the compressor clutch engage; I can't remember if it made the engine bog down a bit, but I know it does in other vehicles. I haven't had this car very long, and am not really mechanically inclined. Any ideas? Thanks
 
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:49 AM
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Take it to an A/C shop. They should be able to tell you if it is the compressor or low freon. I have read on here that the coils go out on the compressor. When I got my 2003 the A/C did not work I ended up having a new compressor put in cost was around $700 for a new compressor and the labor.
 
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Old 08-05-2013, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Palermo Joe View Post
My 2003 Mini S suddenly lost AC. I read a thread about a radiator fan not working and affecting the AC. I started the car, and looked at the fan up by the radiator, and it was not turning. I let it run for 10 minutes and it never turned on. Just two weeks ago it turned just fine. I checked the fuses and the relays, and they all are good. What could cause this? Loose wire? Do these just spontaneously die? It only has 59K miles. I turn on the AC, and I never hear the compressor clutch engage; I can't remember if it made the engine bog down a bit, but I know it does in other vehicles. I haven't had this car very long, and am not really mechanically inclined. Any ideas? Thanks
Did you throw any Check Engine Lights?
 
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