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Kenny, BMW Technician
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I have bmw x5 2006 diesel, when i first start driving the

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i have bmw x5 2006 diesel, when i first start driving the air condition
is not cooling but after 5-7 minute,
and then when i stop for arround 2 hours its cooling but if i stop for more
sometimes its not cooling again but only after 5-7 minute of driving.
rearly it works the minute i starting the car in the morning.
my mechanics tells me that i have to replace my expansion valve which is very expensive.
please help me to solve this problem
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Kenny replied 2 years ago.

First I would make sure the correct amount of refrigerant is in the system. Next I would check the pusher fan in the front of the vehicle that it is working and turning on with the a/c. If this all are fine I wound then go with the mechanics diagnosis with the expansion valve.