Air conditioning problem on Citroen C1: What to do?

Discover a air conditioning problem, especially in summer, can be a very painful little detail. In the city center, you can easily open the windows of your Citroen C1 to air a little bit, but arriving on expressways, it quickly becomes very painful.
The idea of ​​this article is to help you observe these possible problems in order to get rid of them as easily as possible.
First, we will try to target the potential symptoms that you identify on the air conditioning failure in your Citroen C1.

Different symptoms of air conditioning failures on your Citroen C1

You realize that it no longer has the same effectiveness, for example:
It works in a first step to in the end only return moisture and run out very quickly, or it works but with a particularly long time to cool effectively. Or even simpler, it simply does not cool down.
The first thing to think about at this time on your Citroen C1, it is likely that the gas charge is too limited. This may indicate that there is potentially a circuit leak. If this was the case, we really suggest that you seek the advice of a specialist and not to do this yourself, it carries big risks for your Citroen C1 and more important for your own health.
This factor is partly caused by the wear and tear of time, but also of the quality of your air conditioning system. To put it simply, if you have a newer Citroen C1, you are theoretically much less bothered with this type of problem.
Also ask yourself if you take care of keeping the air conditioning of your Citroen C1 in good condition all year round.
My message behind this statement is, just to use it from time to time short moments all year round, which has the effect of preventing «rust» of the system on your Citroen C1. This uses a little more fuel, but because replacing your air conditioning system is so much more expensive, you naturally benefit in the long run.

Different air conditioning problems on your Citroen C1

Now let’s see different problems that could appear on your Citroen C1. You should know that your air conditioning system is a very complicated whole, made up of a multitude of parts that can eventually cause a breakdown.
At first, as mentioned above, you may have a gas leak and so that you do not have any more pressure in the circuit of your Citroen C1.
In the same category of problems, it is also possible that your compressor is out of service. Same observation as above, so it is impossible to compress the gas, thus more pressure in the circuit.
Attached to this compressor of your Citroen C1, a pulley allows it to work. If this one were to no longer take its action, there is a chain reaction with a stop of the compressor, and therefore as mentioned above, no more compression of the gas, more pressure .
We realize here that everything works together and that each part is vitally important, like chain work, a single faulty link and the whole chain is stopped.
Another sensitive point, still on the subject of pressure, if by chance, conversely, too much pressure is felt in the circuit, a sensor will then be activated in order to stop the operation for safety. We can imagine here the task of a fuse protection on the electrical circuit of your Citroen C1.
There may also be a fault on the temperature sensor side. Just imagine that the latter no longer has the ability to determine the temperature inside your Citroen C1. As a result, it does not know what to give as information to the computer, which will cause the air conditioning to stop because the data would no longer make sense. Here again the air conditioning will have been cut for safety by the computer in order to avoid delicate situations, for example where it considers that it is hot in your Citroen C1 and sends cold while it is the opposite.
If you needed to call a professional, here’s an idea of ​​the prices you should pay:
If you were to buy a gas cylinder, it would cost you 40 to 60 €.
If, however, you had to change your compressor instead, this represents around 350 € new, Nevertheless much cheaper used, more or less 150 €.
Here is a set of problems that you could find on your Citroen C1, as you have noticed, in the vast majority of cases it is better to call a professional in order to avoid potentially serious accidents. Keep in mind that in the case of air conditioning, you are handling compressed gas which is undoubtedly a danger if you are not foresight.