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  1. Weird AC issue

    General E46 Forum
    Hi guys :D So I've had my e46 320i for about a year and a half now. I've always wondered why my AC is not freezing cold :banghead: Was just wondering if there are any AC experts in the house that can help me out. Here goes: 1. If I change the temperature of the AC (up or down) makes no...
  2. Need help troubleshooting A/C Compressor problem

    General E46 Forum
    I drive a 2005 325XI. Air Condition is not working. I don't know much about cars, so I'll tell you what my mechanic told me. He said the car is not turning the compressor on. However, he said the compressor works when externally powered (apparently it's a 12V power), and it works when he...
  3. AC Problem? Absolutely stumped

    General E46 Forum
    Hey guys back with another issue existing on my 'love-to-hate' e46 Currently whenever i turn the AC on for any longer than a couple minutes, refridgerant is spurted out of the pressure relief valve in the compressor and im forced to turn it off. The electric fan is completely brand new as long...
  4. Blocked AC Condenser causing Compressor to spit r134a out?

    General E46 Forum
    Exactly as the title goes, can a blocked AC Condenser cause the compressor to release pressure via the relief valve? Provided, the electric fan is working and the r134a is filled to spec by weight.
  5. Compressor turns off frequently in warm weather

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could give me some guidance on an issue I've been having for the past couple months. I'll try to give as much info as possible. Basically, the A/C on my 2001 330i (manual transmission) doesn't work well in high ambient temperatures. I first noticed this after I...
  6. 2EFE error - Electric fan. Then the AC compressor stops

    General E46 Forum
    Hi! I own a 2004 316i Touring with a N46B18 engine. I have a problem with the AC. When I turn on the AC in the car, I get an error code on the engine control unit called: 2EFE (Electric fan / Engine Blower / Fan input signal). AC compressor runs for about 2 seconds before the error...
  7. AC Shuts Off When Stopped

    General E46 Forum
    Hello, all! My girlfriend and I took a day trip to the beach last week in my 1999 323i manual. We used the AC on the way down and everything ran fine. When we got stuck in traffic off of the highway, the car overheated. It shut off the AC and I was able to cool the engine by blowing hot air...
  8. FSR, Temp Sensor, Low Freon?

    General E46 Forum
    Hello fellow bmw lovers!!! got a situation I hope someone could enlighten me about. A while back my ac would blow cold air but then started to pulse the amount. full blast to very little to full blast to very little... then finally stopped blowing completely. I did Research and just replaced my...
  9. A/C Compressor Not Engaging

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, I picked up an 320d of a guy who clearly hadn't used it for a long time. It had a lot of creaks etc which freed up after a couple of weeks. I think it hadn't been driven in at least 2 years. The AC has never worked for me. The Compressor isn't clicking in at all. I assume this was due...
  10. A/C Overhaul..Lessons Learned

    E46 Xi Forum
    1. I was able to remove the compressor, suction tube, dryer, dryer hose and condensor hose (and replaced same) without lifting front end off ground. 2. If only replacing dryer, it can be done without removing head light assembly but make sure dryer is not the welded top kind. Simply remove...
  11. Heater valve and ac problems.

    General E46 Forum
    Help needed? I have been having a/c problems this summer and have had no luck with a permanent fix. I changed the compressor hose, recharged the system and just changed the heater valve. I purchases a refurbished heater valve from eBay, swapped it out and bled the system with no luck has...
  12. HELP! A/C Compressor problem

    General E46 Forum
    Hi, I've recently did a major overhaul of my 00' 323's air conditioning system. I've changed the condenser, dryer, expansion valve, compressor and even the aux fan. $$$$ :banghead: (I know) However, I bought a non-OEM compressor since my bill was already through the roof and I was looking for...
  13. A/C Compressor relay... Help Please

    General E46 Forum
    Hi Everyone!! Could somebody tell me where to find the A/C Compresor relay please?? It is supposed to be #1 in the following diagram but when I checked my car there is NO #1 or #2. The only relays there are 3, 4, 5 & 6...
  14. AC Components - Condenser, Compressor, Dryer, Lines

    Engine & Performance
    All parts came off my 2002 BMW M3 (non smg) at around 50k miles. All items are in perfect working condition. I do have to mention that I am allergic to the AC (hence why I removed it) and it was BARELY used within those 50k miles... Please make offers. AC Condenser: AC Compressor: AC...
  15. Vortech supercharger fits 330ci for sale

    Vortech supercharger fits 330ci for sale GOLD COAST Sold.... thanks everyone.