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got a quick question so for 3 summers in a row, something has gone wrong with my air conditioner. first it was the condenser, than the compressor and now im guessing there must be a leak in the AC lines. anyone know a reputable shop that works on volvos in Chicago, usually i would go to swedish car specialist out in arlington heights but thats just too far, especially to go in 96 degree heat to find out its something worse.

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got a quick question so for 3 summers in a row, something has gone wrong with my air conditioner. first it was the condenser, than the compressor and now im guessing there must be a leak in the AC lines. anyone know a reputable shop that works on volvos in Chicago, usually i would go to swedish car specialist out in arlington heights but thats just too far, especially to go in 96 degree heat to find out its something worse.

thanks
what car is this? what problem you having?
 

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first thing to check is if the compressor is turning on. If it's not, turn the a/c on with the engine running and bang the compressor clutch from below with a broom handle and see if the clutch engages. If so, then the clutch gap has exceeded spec and you can possibly shim it. If not, find an indy or maybe a SS member with Vida and see what the computer says.
 

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VolvoTek in Bridgeview IL, Stan is the owner and has great experience with Volvos. If you mention my "s60r nightmare "he will know who sent you.
 

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Kens volvo tech in lake bluff is exceptional.
 

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VolvoTek in Bridgeview IL, Stan is the owner and has great experience with Volvos. If you mention my "s60r nightmare "he will know who sent you.
haha will do, thanx!
 

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first thing to check is if the compressor is turning on. If it's not, turn the a/c on with the engine running and bang the compressor clutch from below with a broom handle and see if the clutch engages. If so, then the clutch gap has exceeded spec and you can possibly shim it. If not, find an indy or maybe a SS member with Vida and see what the computer says.
good point... i really hope its not the compressor just bought the damn thing!... however it was used unit from a SS member
 

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good point... i really hope its not the compressor just bought the damn thing!... however it was used unit from a SS member
Some dyed r134 will help in this situation. A/c systems are thought to be quite difficult. They really don't have to be.

Sent while in DEFCON Brown.
 
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