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Robinair Introduces New Air Conditioning Recovery Machine With Full-Color Graphic Display

The 34288NI is an entry-level unit suited for smaller shops that service passenger vehicle A/C systems. The machine recovers, recycles, evacuates and recharges R-134A mobile A/C systems, covering most of today’s passenger vehicles.

Specialty Air Conditioning Service Tools Available From Baum Tools

Baum Tools offers a variety of specialty tools to service European vehicles’ air conditioning systems.

Robinair Offers New 1234YF Recover, Recycle, Recharge Machine

Capable of servicing both standard and hybrid vehicle A/C systems, the AC1234-6 includes an integrated refrigerant identifier that samples the refrigerant prior to recovery.

MAHLE Service Solutions Introduces SmartACX Smartphone Application

The SmartACX Smartphone App allows a technician to remotely view the values and status of the Kia ArcticPRO ACX1299 A/C machine while it is in use for vehicle service.

Mercedes-Benz: Refrigerant Compressor Noise Complaints

If you receive customer reports of noises at the refrigerant compressor with the A/C either activated or deactivated, the cause could be a defective belt pulley or belt pulley bearing.

Mercedes belt noise
Do Cabin Air Filters Help Winter Breathing Problems?

Particulates in the exhaust can even aggravate lung diseases such as asthma and bronchitis. The one thing that can stop these is a cabin air filter.

Odor Removal Tips for Erasing Musty Odor in Evaporator

Condensation, dust and pollen inside the evaporator case can cause mold to grow and leave a musty odor when the A/C is turned on. This musty odor can occur in all vehicles, not just Hondas, and it’s worse where there’s high humidity.

Air Conditioning System Advances Change Service Opportunities

The attention-grabbing headline in the world of air conditioning is usually the switching of refrigerants as the industry and regulators continue to search for the next level of environmental friendliness. But the underrated A/C story that’s slowly developed during the same time period is the overall improvement of A/C systems.

Hybrid Fluid Service 101

Does the phrase ­”hybrid fluid maintenance” scare you? It shouldn’t. With more than 3 million hybrids on the road, and many of your customers ­considering purchasing one, servicing hybrid ­vehicles is in your future. Some special procedures must be followed when working on a hybrid.

Audi: Rattle Noise From Engine Area

Customers complain of a rattle noise from the air conditioning compressor. The noise is particularly audible in ECON operation. When the compressor operates under load, the noise is hardly audible. This condition is exhibited only in vehicles equipped with a DENSO air conditioning compressor with a plastic pulley.

Relax – R1234yf Is Not The End Of The World

I attended the Mobile Air Conditioning Society’s 2014 Training Event and Trade Show in New Orleans last month. The main topic of discussion was R1234yf, or “twelve-thirty-four” in A/C lingo. There has been a lot of hype about the changeover to this refrigerant. Don’t panic. The reality is that it is not the “air conditioning apocalypse” some are predicting.

Four Seasons Honored With Most Innovative New Product Award At MACS Show

Four Seasons was recently honored with the “Most Innovative New Product” award for its Deslugger compressor clutch timer during the 2014 Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Training Event and Trade Show, held in New Orleans, La.