•  
    Results 1 to 3 of 3

    Thread: How difficult would it be to add an A/C to a car than doesn't have one

    1. #1
      What's wrong with my car?
      Join Date
      Sep 2021
      Location
      Spain
      Posts
      10
      Thanks
      1
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

      How difficult would it be to add an A/C to a car than doesn't have one

      My 2004 Kalos doesn't have A/C, and in the summer the heat is a pain, so I have some ideas to reduce the temperatures inside the car.

      I have been thinking on isolating the doors and the ceiling, and adding some wind deflector to the windows to be able to open them without the problems associated (lower mileage, vibration, noise, ...).

      My wildest fantasy would be to buy the needed parts in a junkyard, and istall an A/C to my Kalos, but I'm guessing it would be really hard and expensive, right?

      Does anyone have any idea about this?



    2. #2
      Should I keep it?
      Join Date
      Apr 2017
      Location
      Toronto
      Posts
      75
      Garage empty: add car
      Thanks
      0
      Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
      I suggest you should check your car's RPO codes. If your car's RPO codes includes C66, then you are equipped with the "provision" to install AC as a possibility. If you don't have C66 as a RPO code, then installing AC will be much more difficult.

      You might want to consider bypassing the heater. If you live in Spain, you don't need hot coolant circulating through the heater core in the middle of summer. I suggest considering looping the heater hose back to the engine, completely bypassing the heater core. Plug the heater core tube(s) and/or heater core hoses with a plug so that dirt doesn't get inside. By bypassing the heater core, this will reduce your dash and underdash temperatures from unnecessary heat.

      Deano

    3. #3
      What's wrong with my car?
      Join Date
      Sep 2021
      Location
      Spain
      Posts
      10
      Thanks
      1
      Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
      Thank you for the answer.

      I'll keep that in mind...



    Similar Threads

    1. Replies: 0
      Last Post: 10-20-2020, 05:45 AM
    2. Aveo 2011 LT New Coil doesn't work but old one work
      By amrgym in forum Troubleshooting and Maintenance
      Replies: 0
      Last Post: 03-10-2019, 06:16 AM
    3. Minor Issues Add To One Main Issue.
      By Gone5 in forum Troubleshooting and Maintenance
      Replies: 7
      Last Post: 03-22-2013, 12:04 AM
    4. Is it difficult to install 6.5" speakers in the front doors?
      By Link-GC in forum Audio, Video & Interior
      Replies: 27
      Last Post: 12-25-2012, 08:08 PM
    5. What else do you drive? Add pics if you have them.
      By Jason2009 in forum Open Forum
      Replies: 88
      Last Post: 06-02-2010, 08:50 AM

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •