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Hi everyone! I have a 2005 1.6 Scenic Expression and have a problem with the aircon – the air isn’t chilled at all. I haven't had it long and thought I’d try it out ready for the summer, but it was lukewarm, even though the light was on (this was yesterday when it was 22 degrees outside). My previous 2000 Scenic was ice cold. I have trawled through these fantastic forums and get the impression this could be a recurring problem with Scenics? I’m really just asking for some advice on the best way to play this – should I go to Kwik Fit for a re-gas first or should I go straight to a Renault dealer - will they charge me a fortune?? Any advice would be very much appreciated ... many thanks in anticipation....
 

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Hi there and welcome.

This I wouldn't believe to be a problem unique to Renaults - any system which doesn't get regular useage over the entire year, will have leaks develop in the system.

I wouldn't waste money getting a re-gas, it'll work for a short time (days, at most), it'll all leak out, and you are back to square 1.

Personally, I would get an air-conditioning specialist (many are mobile) who can pressure-test the system (using a dye to detect leaks), repair any failed joints, then re-gas the system.

Then, most importantly use the a/c regularly. The 1 mpg it might cost you will be far outweighed by any further cost due to inactivity.

I've run cars with a/c and climate control for the last 16 years and never once had need for a re-gas, and some of these cars were 13 years old when I sold them on.

HTH

Paul
 

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Hello fairylights & welcome to the forum.

I'd guess your air-con needs cleaning & re gassing Kwikfit were doing this at £25 in the winter. (I had mine done) :d Yes, I'm a cheapskate.

Unfortunately, now that Spring is almost with us the price is £49 from what I saw its a fully automated process that a 10 year old couldn't get wrong. It might well pay you to compare this price with Renault.

Whoops Paul posted too. :) I'd definitely go along with with what he says above, and now below. :d

Then, most importantly use the a/c regularly. The 1 mpg it might cost you will be far outweighed by any further cost due to inactivity.
 

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the gas pressure in the system will drop over time.
if a re gas is so cheap then Id do that first. they usualy include dye anyway.

give the hose fittings a good clean after the regas. It may well be ok and last a year or 2.
 
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