Air conditioning problems

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  1. Alanlaing

    Alanlaing New Member

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    I have a 2012 plate SLK 55AMG, I bought it a couple of months ago and last year the air-conditioning condenser was replaced and it was re-gassed. Before I bought it from the garage they also re-gassed the system. It is now only blowing out slightly cool air. When you first start the air-conditioning it makes a gurgling whooshing noise which sounds odd. I do have a warranty with the vehicle but just after any pointers on here first if anyone has similar issues.
     
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    Gurgling / whooshing noises happen when it's low on gas.
     
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    Yup I thought that myself
     
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    As above.either not regassed properly after condenser or you have another slow leak. Probably from a union o ring.
     
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    Out of interest how many miles has your covered? I also bought one in Feb, have really not noticed the aircon temperature as have never drive it too much with the hood up and the temperature set below 21 since I have had it. Just wondering if they generally suffer much from condenser problems , luckily mine still only on 21600 miles so should be ok, will give it a try set at max cold next trip out to confirm working ok as it is under MB T1 warranty until Feb 21
     
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    I have only done 500 miles in it. But the car has done 30,000 in total
     
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    I have only done 500 miles in it. But the car has done 30,000 in total
     
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    Not sure why that is a double post oops
     
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    Thanks, will keep an eye on mine as yours is also quite low mileage. Hope you're enjoying your new acquisition, loving mine
     
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    Yes it always make me smile. That v8 sounds glorious
     
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