Air Conditioning problem
2002 Volvo S60 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 190000 miles
My AC works great! But only for about 15 minutes, then the air continues to blow but it is no longer cold. If it rests for 20 min or so (if I pop into a store), it will again blow cold for a while but stale warm air will then take over. If I drive w/out AC in the Tx heat for 12-15 min, then turn it on it will still blow cold air for about 10-15 minutes, so I don't think it's the heat from the engine causing this. I took it to my mechanic who claims he ran the car in his garage for more than an hour and it blew cold air the entire time. Since he couldn't replicate my experience he did nothing. I plan to have him drive the car when I drop it off next, but would like to see if I can at least point him in the right direction in terms of what could be wrong. This is my 4th Volvo and I remember that the AC on my old 740 used to do the same on long trips, but only after 2+ hours of driving. Could this be a structural flaw w/Volvo ACs? Thank you!
PS: I think it's a 5 cylinder but there wasn't an option for that.
have the same problem?
Friday, June 11th, 2010 AT 9:13 AM