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Old 04-24-2014, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My air conditioner performance is not as good on ICE as it is on Battery. I notice the pressure goes down and the air is not cold enough to keep the car cool. Does anyone has this issue ?
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That usually only happens while your accelerating you better check the cooling fan under the hood is working . While in Stealth and the AC and the car is in park open the hood and listen the fan should be running it's pretty loud . Drive the car in sport and while the engine is running and before it shuts off make sure it's running on a high speed . The cooling must run at all times with the AC on . No matter stealth or sport
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had similar problem. Just had to have the cooling fan replace, only cost me $2000.00

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Ok - Well My cooling works ok but it has a better performance on Battery than it has on ICE. When I run my car on ICE for a while and park it, I get a really loud fan noise. Is that that cooling fan ? Sometime I get a whistling noise as well. Is it normal or I need to replace the cooling fan ?
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The cooling fan is loud and will run for a few minutes after you turn the car off .
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had similar problem. Just had to have the cooling fan replace, only cost me $2000.00

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My car is #72 . The first spring when I'd use my A/C in Stealth it worked great, but as soon as the ICE would come on only warm air would come out of the vents for several minutes. It was as if hot air from the ICE would bleed into the system. Then an upgraded HVAC unit came out and that swap made this a much improved system. I can still feel the temperature of the air blowing becoming warmer as the ICE kicks in, but it is much more manageable. Seems like AC works best in stealth and the heater works best in ICE mode. I guess it makes sense, but there is definitely room for improvement in the entire HVAC system in the Karma.
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Agreed. I still have the older unit and you have to put up with some heat for a minute or so if the ICE kicks on before the cooling comes back.
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My car is #72 . The first spring when I'd use my A/C in Stealth it worked great, but as soon as the ICE would come on only warm air would come out of the vents for several minutes. It was as if hot air from the ICE would bleed into the system. Then an upgraded HVAC unit came out and that swap made this a much improved system. I can still feel the temperature of the air blowing becoming warmer as the ICE kicks in, but it is much more manageable. Seems like AC works best in stealth and the heater works best in ICE mode. I guess it makes sense, but there is definitely room for improvement in the entire HVAC system in the Karma.
More then likely they installed the latest Module not a complete unit .
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Agreed. I still have the older unit and you have to put up with some heat for a minute or so if the ICE kicks on before the cooling comes back.
With the future of Fisker looking better now then it's been in the past year I've been working with the engineer who's in charge of the complete HVAC system giving updates to him what's been happening with the HVAC .
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