Brand New Griffin Air Con Sound

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nathanduncalf
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Brand New Griffin Air Con Sound

Post by nathanduncalf » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:39 pm

Hi all

New to this site. Just bought a brand new vauxhall astra 1.4 turbo 150bhp griffin..

Love the car and its powerful but I noticed when I turned the air con on, theres a slight whistle for a few seconds and it disappears. Worried with it being brand new or is this just normal?

Thanks


astra10
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Re: Brand New Griffin Air Con Sound

Post by astra10 » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:54 am

Same here 1.0t. Also horrible grinding sound from The ac compressor, sounds like ole school Power steering running dry


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Crosseyxpower
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Re: Brand New Griffin Air Con Sound

Post by Crosseyxpower » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:22 am

nathanduncalf wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:39 pm
Hi all

New to this site. Just bought a brand new vauxhall astra 1.4 turbo 150bhp griffin..

Love the car and its powerful but I noticed when I turned the air con on, theres a slight whistle for a few seconds and it disappears. Worried with it being brand new or is this just normal?

Thanks
Same here but only happens if the the fan blower is turned up full the same time that the air con is turned on. Nothing to worry about.


Ali G
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Re: Brand New Griffin Air Con Sound

Post by Ali G » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:01 pm

Had the same problem. The dealer changed the compressor in warranty.
In the meantime the dealer lended me an Astra ST Automatic. It had the same whistle sound. Mine stille have the whistle sound to, despite a new compressor. Think it is a bad build of pipeline somewhere.


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Re: Brand New Griffin Air Con Sound

Post by LunD^dk » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:33 pm

My 1.4 auto also makes this whiste , not only on startup but can be slighty heard all the time while ac is running.


astraowner
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Re: Brand New Griffin Air Con Sound

Post by astraowner » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:36 pm

LunD^dk wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:33 pm
My 1.4 auto also makes this whiste , not only on startup but can be slighty heard all the time while ac is running.
Are you sure it is from the AC itself.

My car has a slight whistle at certain interior fan speeds, but that is definitely the fan or the sound of air rushing inside some plastic tubing or maybe the airflow over some duct opening.

Rather annoying that a "new" car has this issue.
2016 Astra K 110HP, Opel Eye camera, front and rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control and heated front seats, sight and light pack.


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NIGHTCD
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Re: Brand New Griffin Air Con Sound

Post by NIGHTCD » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:41 am

Probably the same problem Opel always have with theyr cars, the shape of the hose making the sound


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Re: Brand New Griffin Air Con Sound

Post by adclawrence » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:19 am

My 1.6t petrol gives a moan/groan from under the bonnet and a hiss noise behind the dash for a few seconds while A/C first activates but quietens down fairly quickly

This is normal with all air con systems and it’s the rapid pressure change moving through the system


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