MY AC sucks - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
BMW Forum BMW Forum

Auto Insurance

» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6)
Register Home Forum Active Topics Gallery / Showroom Auto Loans Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6) General M-Series Discussion - If it does not fit into a more specific M Category above, please place it in here. In addition, previously archived M-Series discussion is located in this section.

BimmerWerkz.com is the premier BMW Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-22-2003, 04:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Redondo Beach, Ca
Car:
Posts: 3,077
Photos:
cam540 is an unknown quantity at this point
It is so miserable to drive around in my car lately, something is wrong with the AC. It doesn't blow hard enough to keep the car cold at all. Does anyone have any sugeestions. It has always been like this but lately the temp has been up 15 degrees so it sucks.

Thanks in advance.
__________________
<img src='http://people.albion.edu/dbc10/images/w04.gif' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
<a href='http://http://www.licenseschoolusa.com/real-estate-book.php' target='_blank'>Real Estate Books</a> | <a href='http://www.spotya.com' target='_blank'>Spotya! Quick Cash</a> - Short term cash loans for online shopping.
<a href='http://www.licenseschoolusa.com' target='_blank'>Real Estate License</a> | <a href='https://www.linkedin.com/profile?viewProfile=&key=1629532' target='_blank'>My LinkedIn Profile</a> - Contact me
cam540 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-22-2003, 07:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Car:
Posts: 2,276
Photos:
donutchow is an unknown quantity at this point
is the temperature gauge in the car off? maybe the car is overheating or something. or maybe the car is on circulate and it's not circulating correct.
__________________
Founder of the 3 pedal club, the first actual club on BMW-Forums.
donutchow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2003, 03:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
m42technic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Car:
Posts: 178
Photos:
m42technic is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to m42technic Send a message via MSN to m42technic Send a message via Yahoo to m42technic
BMW A/C sucks in general.

When was the last time you had your A/C system checked out?
__________________
<span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'>James
'91 318is</span>
m42technic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2003, 06:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
GreenDragon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: VA
Car:
Posts: 2,326
Photos:
GreenDragon is an unknown quantity at this point
Get your AC system Charged. That's probably all you need.
__________________
<span style='color:green'>Nobody likes you.</span><img src='http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/html/emoticons/ph34r.gif' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
<span style='color:green'>Are you experienced, little girl? I want to know what goes on in your little girl world.</span>
<span style='color:green'>I'm the man! I'm bad, I'm so bad I should be in detention. I'm the man!!!</span>
GreenDragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2003, 10:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Redondo Beach, Ca
Car:
Posts: 3,077
Photos:
cam540 is an unknown quantity at this point
How much???? I have a warranty with the car, will I need to use it? Because the warranty has a $100 deductible.
__________________
<img src='http://people.albion.edu/dbc10/images/w04.gif' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
<a href='http://http://www.licenseschoolusa.com/real-estate-book.php' target='_blank'>Real Estate Books</a> | <a href='http://www.spotya.com' target='_blank'>Spotya! Quick Cash</a> - Short term cash loans for online shopping.
<a href='http://www.licenseschoolusa.com' target='_blank'>Real Estate License</a> | <a href='https://www.linkedin.com/profile?viewProfile=&key=1629532' target='_blank'>My LinkedIn Profile</a> - Contact me
cam540 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2003, 11:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
1st Gear Member
 
m42technic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Car:
Posts: 178
Photos:
m42technic is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to m42technic Send a message via MSN to m42technic Send a message via Yahoo to m42technic
Quote:
Originally posted by cam540@Jul 23 2003, 09:49 PM
How much???? I have a warranty with the car, will I need to use it? Because the warranty has a $100 deductible.
Couldn't tell ya, as I dont really know what is specifically wrong with your car...
__________________
<span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'>James
'91 318is</span>
m42technic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2003, 01:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
DesmoBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Hawaii
Car:
Posts: 2,238
Photos:
DesmoBob is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by cam540@Jul 23 2003, 06:49 PM
How much???? I have a warranty with the car, will I need to use it? Because the warranty has a $100 deductible.
recharging yourself will definitely cost less than $100.

http://www.bmw-forums.com/forum/index.php?...&st=0#entry8709

when you say "it doesn't blow hard enough," do you mean that the temperature of the air is warm? or the air is cold, but it isn't pushing a sufficient volume of it?
__________________
DesmoBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2003, 01:13 AM   #8 (permalink)
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Redondo Beach, Ca
Car:
Posts: 3,077
Photos:
cam540 is an unknown quantity at this point
The air is cold but when I turn the AC on full blast it only blows at the lowest speed.
__________________
<img src='http://people.albion.edu/dbc10/images/w04.gif' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
<a href='http://http://www.licenseschoolusa.com/real-estate-book.php' target='_blank'>Real Estate Books</a> | <a href='http://www.spotya.com' target='_blank'>Spotya! Quick Cash</a> - Short term cash loans for online shopping.
<a href='http://www.licenseschoolusa.com' target='_blank'>Real Estate License</a> | <a href='https://www.linkedin.com/profile?viewProfile=&key=1629532' target='_blank'>My LinkedIn Profile</a> - Contact me
cam540 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2003, 07:14 AM   #9 (permalink)
ex owner/admin
 
Furious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Toronto-Canada
Car: turbo e36 325/s50 and e46 330xi
Posts: 10,839
Photos:
Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious Furious
Send a message via AIM to Furious
im incline to agree with Bob, i think maybe you need a freeon recharge or your compressor is starting to go.
__________________
Furious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2003, 12:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
DesmoBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Hawaii
Car:
Posts: 2,238
Photos:
DesmoBob is an unknown quantity at this point
Quote:
Originally posted by cam540@Jul 23 2003, 09:53 PM
The air is cold but when I turn the AC on full blast it only blows at the lowest speed.
ah, ok that is good info.

if it is cold, your compressor is fine, and you don't necessarily need a recharge, although that never hurts.

no air movement = fan is dying or microfilter is completely plugged.

when i get home i can look up the symptoms for you in the TIS. in the meantime, check the fusebox. there is a diagram inside the fusebox cover, and there are about 4 or 5 fuses associated with various components of the a/c, i can't remember offhand if one of them is the cabin fan.

microfilter is easy diy. but i've never worked on fan before, so i can't tell you how hard it would be. but i would bet that labor alone would exceed the $100 deductible, so it may be worth it to put it on the warranty (after you rule out microfilter).
__________________
DesmoBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2003, 09:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
DesmoBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Hawaii
Car:
Posts: 2,238
Photos:
DesmoBob is an unknown quantity at this point
ok, i didn't find anything in the TIS.

but on the m3forum there was somebody who also has a 97 m3 with exactly the same problem, so i thought it was you.

anyway, somebody posted a reply, has something to do with the final resistor. i don't know if this is your problem, but it is worth a read anyway:
http://216.118.86.224/m3forum/showthread.p...&threadid=12777
__________________
DesmoBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2003, 12:31 AM   #12 (permalink)
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
DesmoBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Hawaii
Car:
Posts: 2,238
Photos:
DesmoBob is an unknown quantity at this point
:vroom (bump)

update: what somebody said about the final stage resistor seems to have fixed the problem

http://216.118.86.224/m3forum/showthread.p...&threadid=12777
__________________
DesmoBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2003, 01:50 AM   #13 (permalink)
You Can Has A Custom Title!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Redondo Beach, Ca
Car:
Posts: 3,077
Photos:
cam540 is an unknown quantity at this point
perfect des, thanks!! Looks like I need to order the part and get ready to fix this!!
__________________
<img src='http://people.albion.edu/dbc10/images/w04.gif' border='0' alt='user posted image' />
<a href='http://http://www.licenseschoolusa.com/real-estate-book.php' target='_blank'>Real Estate Books</a> | <a href='http://www.spotya.com' target='_blank'>Spotya! Quick Cash</a> - Short term cash loans for online shopping.
<a href='http://www.licenseschoolusa.com' target='_blank'>Real Estate License</a> | <a href='https://www.linkedin.com/profile?viewProfile=&key=1629532' target='_blank'>My LinkedIn Profile</a> - Contact me
cam540 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2003, 10:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
2nd Gear Member
 
EXtech's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Texas
Car:
Posts: 497
Photos:
EXtech is an unknown quantity at this point
------>>>> REPLACE YOUR FIANL STAGE RESISTOR!! do you have an E46 or E36 ? Lemme know if you need help
__________________
STETT Performance -
Everything BMW
921 J Place, Suite 200
Plano, TX 75074
469-767-3309

OEM Repairs and Maintenance
Extended Warranty Service
Pre-Purchase Inspections
Everything Performance (brakes, turbos, Nitrous, Cams, Complete Engines, Clutches/Flywheels etc)
-----------

STETT Performance Official Grand Opening BMW Meet, May 6th 11A-3P -- Music, Food, Drawings and Tons of BMW's go to http://206.123.107.13/stett and register.. it's FREE
EXtech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2003, 07:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
Retired administrator
 
triggrhaapi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Los Angeles
Car:
Posts: 5,996
Photos:
triggrhaapi has a reputation beyond reputetriggrhaapi has a reputation beyond reputetriggrhaapi has a reputation beyond reputetriggrhaapi has a reputation beyond reputetriggrhaapi has a reputation beyond reputetriggrhaapi has a reputation beyond reputetriggrhaapi has a reputation beyond reputetriggrhaapi has a reputation beyond reputetriggrhaapi has a reputation beyond reputetriggrhaapi has a reputation beyond reputetriggrhaapi has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via AIM to triggrhaapi
Cam has an E36 M3/4 (1997 model year)
__________________

Addicted to Speed Since 1997
Founding member of the GreenDragon Poo Flingers Club
Founder and Double Member of the 150mph club

Read about my Frankenmotor Project and see how an M50 becomes an S50!!!

No, don't worry. It's cool. I'm taking it back for us.
triggrhaapi is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

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
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Radio Reception Sucks thaddeus 3-Series (E46, E90) 5 03-06-2005 02:45 PM
This Forum Sucks SHAHAB323IS North Central 0 12-20-2004 05:00 PM
My E39 Radio Sucks.... maxxym Audio and Electronics 5 09-27-2004 04:08 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:24 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.