Air Conditioning broken?

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  1. jcsernik

    jcsernik Hellcat Member

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    Wasn't sure where else to post this... Has anyone else had this happen?

    I fired up the car and turned on the A/C and white smoke started coming out of the car. After looking around I could not find the source, and the smell of it was very unfamiliar. Eventually I figured out it must be the refrigerant for the air conditioning system and that was later confirmed when the A/C stopped getting cold.

    Took it back to the dealer for diagnostic and repair, they said initially something failed in the compressor, and now they've ordered new 'lines' for the A/C. I guess that means maybe there was a leak somewhere? Looks like it will be a week before I get her back.

    Car is only 13.5 months old now and feels like she's always in the shop for something, be it recalls or TSBs or whatever; every oil change seems to come with a bunch of extra modifications and updates. :cool:

    Just went over 14,300 miles.

    /Joe
     
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    every oil change theres something new? At 14,000 miles you should have had 1 oil change. 2 if you did one early??? How many oil changes have you had?

    I wonder if they will replace the condensor> If the compressor failed it could have dropped a bunch of just in the condensor that cant be flushed out.
     
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    jcsernik Hellcat Member

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    Oil changed every 6k miles... So, once at 6k, and once at 12k...

    I guess when I get it back I'll get the work order sheet and can get a better idea of everything done. Supposed to be done early next week! :D
     
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    Sorry to hear that, this is the first AC problem I've heard of, let us know when you know more.
     
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    I have had AC problems, same deal, saw a slight white smoke (vapor) coming out of the vents, thought i was trippin'...noticed it last November but car was already put away....went to the dealer last week, they said it was low and recharged it and found no leaks....next day AC not working again...the weird part is the drivers side seems to blow cold air but the passenger side is warm...
     
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    correct two oil changes somehow i had 10,.000 miles between oil changes stuck in my head
     
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    I did get the car back and it is fixed. They ended up replacing a 'liquid line' for the A/C, they mentioned something about it ruptured after rubbing against P/S line. This all seems strange to me since I would not imagine any of those hoses and lines should be moving around.
     
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    Breath deep the gathering gloom. Wonder how bad inhaling that mist is for you? Can't be good.
     
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    I had an 86 VW GTI that literally blew snow from the ducts with the AC on high. Nothing was wrong with it. It just got insanely cold.
     
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    My Ac just want out at 6000
     
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    Are these 16's or 15's
     
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    R12 freon back then cold as hell .. I can get my 86 iroc z a lot colder then the hellcat :)))
     
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    Mine is the 2015 MY.
     
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    I actually left the dealership after an oil change to notice that my ac was not working. I could see and smell refrigerant under the car, so I immediately returned to the dealership for them to discover that the ac lines needed to be replaced. They said the lines were rubbing against something to cause the leak and they slightly rerouted the new lines. My car currently has ~24,000 miles on it and this occurred at ~12, 000 miles (~6 months ago).
     
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    My AC just went at 5,500!

    Going to struggle to get a good diagnosis in the UK though :(
     

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