Register Login
endrop - for all your online needs
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-08-2019   #31
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Warrington
Posts: 44
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
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: https://www.fiatforum.com/panda-iii/...duckbills.html

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.
Cheers,Graham.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Graham GB is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(T) Fiat 500 2013 Aircon Temp Flashing Romirez 500 2 12-11-2016 18:54
(T) aircon vs non aircon alternator shell switching flisko Punto (Mk2/2b) 11 24-05-2016 12:24
(T) Do I have aircon?! GloryBoy Grande Punto 20 11-09-2012 23:33
Had AirCon now No AirCon what belt do i use tomo187 Lets Talk FIAT 0 09-08-2010 14:40
difference between aircon and non aircon on the mk1 hgt donny lad FIAT Boo Archives 1 22-07-2007 19:18