Jump to content

Disabling Airco & Dodgey Starting.


Recommended Posts

I was wondering if there were likely to be any negative consequences in removing the belt driving the airco compressor during the cold months when not being used. It seems pretty pointmess whizzing around for no reason for 6 months of the year!

Also I had a slight glitch with the 110 today when it wouldn't start. Turns out to be a loose wire on the back of the starter motor which has to be puyshed back onto the terminal. Due to to poor access this has to be done by 'feel'. Is this a common problem with 110s? I have been told that this wire is frequently too short and pops off for a passtime altohugh its the first time its done it in the past 30,000kms.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Removing the aircon pump belt shouldn't cause any problem, except that the system will be dormant & not have the refridgerant pumped around to lubricate the system, I'd leave the belt on & occasionally switch the system on just to keep it in good working order.

you should be able to tighten the terminal with pliers to squeeze it & give a better connection, not had any probs with my starter motor/wiring. in fact it's never been touched since the Tdi was fitted.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks Ralph. I managed to get the wire back on (its a white with a red stripe) but its a real fiddle and not very accessible. The only way is to squeeze your arm between the chassis rail and the exhaust from underneath so definately one for when the engine's cold! I might have a go at squeezing the connector but again, its so hard to get any tool in there and actually see what you are doing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I find it useful to switch the aircon on to demist the screen as this clears it much faster than just the blower. It does keep the system running properly, although you can tell when it is switched on as the compressor cutting in has a noticeable effect on tickover speed. I had considered taking the belt off in winter but the demist function is too useful.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience. By using our website you agree to our Cookie Policy