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Sep 26, 2021, 6:15 AM

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In the last two weeks I have encountered a rather special problem and would like advice.
About two weeks ago I started having very loud noises every time I turned on the air conditioner (the air conditioner still worked great but there was a loud noise)
I went into the garage the next day and was told I needed to replace the compressor.
I replaced a compressor (for a refurbished compressor because there was no new one available), everything was quiet and working properly but a different phenomenon started: every time the temperature outside was high ... the air conditioner takes out boiling air in the first 15-20 minutes of work
And only then begins to take out cold air. (This is not about cooling the vehicle it's about starting to take out cold air) As if the compressor is not working or something like that.

This phenomenon is repeated only when it is really hot outside, when I turn on the air conditioning in the morning or in the evening the air conditioner within seconds cools the vehicle as before.

I returned with the vehicle to the garage where I replaced the compressor and the mechanic added gas but the problem was not solved.

Help please

Year 2016
peugeot 2008
80000 Km

Hammer Time
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Sep 26, 2021, 7:04 AM

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I replaced a compressor (for a refurbished compressor because there was no new one available),

That's one of the reasons you still have problems. Reman compressors never work. The other reason is you can't change just the compressor. You also need to replace the condenser because that is where all the debris from the failed compressor landed. Once you get that back together, then you have to look for the original cause of the compressor failure. There will be a reason for the failure. The most common cause is problems with the radiator/condenser fan causing the pressures to run too high.

It sounds like you chose a shop without sufficient experience diagnosing AC problems. Everybody thinks they can repair AC but very few actually can.


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(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Sep 26, 2021, 7:06 AM)

Tom Greenleaf
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Sep 26, 2021, 9:09 AM

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The first problem was when it made noise you should have defeated the compressor so it couldn't self destruct. Oil in systems quits moving, by the time you hear it mean do it yesterday - bummer.
Ditto with Hammer on the remanufactured units I know some are near impossible to find new.
Doesn't matter for the moment but now seems like it's lost some charge/weight of refrigerant about to do this all over again.
This is a tough segment of the automotive repair trade not for even every shop/garage you may know of really is worthy of being its own specialty. Look for that where you get repairs.
Peugeot quit selling cars to the US long ago now so no other details would be possible for a US based site. Still popular I'm sure hunt for new next time and the reason is leaked is the most likely reason still,


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