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A very good day to all members. I am seeking some guidance I have a 2006 S Type R with an air con problem, I recently tried to have the system re charged but with no joy evidently the system held a charge but no cold air so the garage chap plugged in his fault finder which came up with something about a fault with the "Gate" .

I have spoken to the chap who normally looks after my beloved car and he has said that the unit its self would cost around £800 and he would have to take the whole dash out, so it appears to be a very costly repair. I would be truly grateful to any members to share their thoughts, is a second hand unit a possibility for instance.

I do thank you in advance for any thoughts in this matter,

My kind regards,

Kgb.    

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Hi Keith, 

I don't know anything about the air con system, but I guess that the best option is a replacement --  I would check the cost of a new one [Try Rimmer Bros and then check the cost of a second hand one.]  Fitting it could be a problem.

Regards,

Peter.

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hi

most probably no fault with aircon if its holding gas

most coomon fault with s-types is the dccv, dual coolant control valve, its a water coolant valve that controls hot coolant to both passenger and drivers side

these fail with age a pass, allowing hot water in to the heater matrix and giving hot air, over powering the air con,

try it when the engine cold, put heater on full cold and if it blows cold air con ok, if it get warm or hot when engine hotter is most probably dccv

also when dccv fails it can also take out the cllimate control module, usually blows a track on the pcb which can be easily repaired

cheers

Joe

http://jaguarclimatecontrol.com/diagnose/

http://www.jagrepair.com/DCCVSType.htm

http://jaguarclimatecontrol.com/repair-and-upgrade/

 

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On 7/17/2019 at 3:22 PM, Old Peter said:

Hi Keith, 

I don't know anything about the air con system, but I guess that the best option is a replacement --  I would check the cost of a new one [Try Rimmer Bros and then check the cost of a second hand one.]  Fitting it could be a problem.

Regards,

Peter.

Hi Peter,

Thank you so much for your help, much appreciated.

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Hi chaps,

I'm on the info scrounge again my Jag has been in to my local garage, he informs me that I will need a "Climate control / sat nav unit" as the one on my car is a sealed unit so I am looking for a second hand one can anyone recommend a good place to find one. I thank you in advance and am so very appreciative of the help given so far from board members.

My very kind regards,

kgb 

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5 hours ago, Old Peter said:

Hi Keith,

I have found eBay useful, and I have also used Jagparts247.co.uk [07748 280772] and Jagpartseuropeltd [07484 070632].

Regards,

Peter.

Hello Peter,

Thank you so very much for your help as it is most appreciated I can assure you.

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It's called a TX Valve and is under the dash. I would suggest adding some dye into the gas to establish if there is a leak as compressors in this model normally pack it in around the 160k mark and have to be replaced. Factory is around $900 and aftermarket  $400. Some times the valve will sort itself out by alternately turning the compressor on and off while driving and that has worked for me in the past.

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15 hours ago, GRANT SCOTT said:

It's called a TX Valve and is under the dash. I would suggest adding some dye into the gas to establish if there is a leak as compressors in this model normally pack it in around the 160k mark and have to be replaced. Factory is around $900 and aftermarket  $400. Some times the valve will sort itself out by alternately turning the compressor on and off while driving and that has worked for me in the past.

Hi Grant, thank you for your reply it is much appreciated I can assure you. I shall give this potential fix a try, fingers crossed.

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