Air Conditioning works for 3 to 4 minutes and then shuts off on my 1998 MB c230


Asked by Aug 21, 2014 at 05:02 PM about the 1998 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4 Dr C230 Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Had someone remove and replace the compressor, thought he solved the problem but
after 45 minutes it went back to doing the same thing.  Any help out there?

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Sounds like you're either low on refrigerant, there's air in the system, or there's a blockage in the system. Have the system pulled down and placed into a vacuum. If it holds the vacuum for 10 minutes charge it up. When you replaced the compressor did you replace the accumulator and orifice tube (if applicable) as well? You should have. HTH. -Jim

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