If this has happened, fitting a new unit will just cause the new compressor to fail after a fairly short period, as it will ingest the swarf and debris from the old compressor. I then sprayed in the alcohol mixture recommended above. Every make has been having issues with it lately. To cut a long story short, he had another look at it and got a second opinion to confirm that the air con unit is seized and needs replacing. Mildew odor started after a couple car washes, but no idea if that's related. Will the unit come with a clutch or is that extra.
To cut a long story short, he had another look at it and got a second opinion to confirm that the air con unit is seized and needs replacing. Key fob battery was new. Even though systems are sealed. Will the unit come with a clutch or is that extra. In your case I would buy a compressor off ebay or a trade supplier and ask your Toyota garage to fit it or take the whole thing to a good local which will at least half the labour rate.
Something was wrong with the air con system almost immediately after we brought it home as the air con light was flashing. Now I am not one of those wienies that have all these medical issues and I don't consider myself a bitch, but I cannot believe a company would chance their reputation over a problem like this. You cant sell a house with mold. I've never had this in any other car I've owned. An auto system needs to be left alone at a comfortable temperature so it can sort itself out and will also mix recircled air with fresh. Service manager personally called Toyota direct on my behalf and inquired on a fix for the problem for rav 4. The smell is only temporarily covered up until the Lysol evaporates.
Either the motor itself, or the door. Clutch units are also sometimes available separately as spares depending on the design of the compressor. The roof rack screw was loose and fell out. Then with a 1:5 isopropyl alcohol to water solution in a bottle, spray directly into the air intake located at the base of the windshield, both above and beneath the hood. I deem there might be a minor leak belong to hte system.
He is not sure that it comes with the clutch and if not, that would be another £270. Thanks in advance, for any advice you can give. The smell was so bad I almost threw up. I have sprayed Lysol disinfectant in the vents, in both the intake ones outside of the car as well as the output ones inside the car. Opening the window has a worse effect on fuel economy.
I was told to turn off my air conditioning 5-10 minutes before I reach my destination. Will the unit come with a clutch or is that extra. I thought that maybe it was the air filter but I was told it shouldn't need to be replaced at 10K miles. And if that does not work then maybe I forward all these complaints to yahoo news, Google, or one of those other sites that are just looking for some company to trash about their faulty products. I rang the car dealer we bought it from and he suggested it just needed a top-up.
In this situation the system needs professional flushing and diagnosis before fitting a new unit. Well they went the cheap way and therefore it is awful to drive with passengers in the summer. If there is a problem with your compressor or evaporator, adding freon will not restore cooling. The dealer who we bought the car says the warranty only covers the first £500. We took it to the dealership and they actually gave us something that states that some models may have this issue. I may trade in for a Honda, or Subaru if this continues much longer.
They best thing to do is try and turn off the ac a few min before home, this should dry out the evaporator. I have also replaced the ac filter and sprayed Lysol in the fan area to try and remove the smell, but nothing has worked. My wife and I bought a Dec 2003 Rav4 2 litre petrol 4 weeks ago with 3 months warranty from a second hand car dealer. He said it was working when we had it but I doubt that. Genuine part was serious £££'s, the equivalent part from Euro car parts was just over £300.