Air Conditioning problem
2006 Volvo XC90 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 75000 miles
The air conditioning was not working properly, and the dealership found a leak that was allowing freon to escape from the condensor. They replaced the air condensor to fix this issue. Prior to this fix, the air conditioning was not making unusual noises. After replacing the air condensor, there was a loud noise in the engine area when the air conditioning was turned on. I took the vehicle back to the dealership, and was told something to the effect that the clutch/joint was bad and that the air compressor is bad and needs to be replaced. My question is whether the installation (improper) of the air condensor is what likely caused this problem with the clutch/joint not working right and then causing the air compressor problem? They say this is just a problem they weren't aware of until the condenser was fixed, but because of the unusual noise that began to occur only after the new condenser was installed it would seem this was a faulty installation that caused the additional problems. Thoughts?
have the same problem?
Monday, March 29th, 2010 AT 7:54 PM