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1997 Volvo 5 cylinder turbo with an intermittent air con

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1997 Volvo 5 cylinder turbo with an intermittent air con issue ..... it was re-gassed recently with no improvement ..... Air con works ok then shuts down ..... any clues for diagnosis please ?
JA: How long has this been an issue? How many miles are on the car?
Customer: 220,000 Ks ( well serviced regularly )
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 1997 Volvo turbo 5 cylinder model
JA: Are you fixing your Turbo yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Not turbo problem ....... air con problem and was re - gassed recently
JA: What year is your '97 Turbo?
Customer: Its a 1997 production model
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No just how to repair the air conditioning so it is reliable.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 9 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

There are many things that can cause the a/c to stop working and it will take some testing to determine what is going on. The problem could be the compressor clutch coil itself, the control head, wiring, a pressure switch/sensor or evaporator temperature sensor issue.

Other than charge the system has any testing been done?

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