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Old 10-08-2019   #31
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Re: 2013 aircon

Quote Originally Posted by Herts Hillhopper View Post
Very odd... but I think we are getting nearer the cause!

Have you read the threads here about cleaning out the drains from the 'scuttle' area -- the space below the windscreen where the wiper motor lives and where the air to the heater goes in? If you've never cleaned those drains (need doing every few months, especially in the winter when leaves fall in there), then I'd bet it is full of water. This will slosh around as you drive and get into the heater box, saturating the pollen filter - and once wet, air won't go through it too well.

Take a look here:

If they are blocked, as well as water getting in the heater box, the carpet will be wet around where the steering column goes through the floor...

(Curious that you say 'air con starts to work after a few minutes - should get cold and the fan should blow, as soon as you turn it on)

Thanks for your help,i may be exagerating a bit it may be quicker than a few minutes,i haven't really timed it,but the air-con does work correctly at 1st.
I'm a bit of a duffer with mechanics,so i'm struggling to locate the "duckbills",i may be looking in the wrong place,so i'llhave another go tomorrow,busy today with a couple of events.
But once again thanks for your help.
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