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funny smell from compressor area......is it dead?

pippo on Tue June 09, 2009 6:33 PM User is offline

Hi Guys,

Got a 99 voyager, original compresor, and no cold ac. figured Id ad a can of R134a, and when I approached the engine bay I smelled something like burning plastic/chemical, strange smell for sure. Connected a can of R134a to low presiure(suction?) line, ac switch on full, and can did NOT get transferred to system. Does this mean dead compressor? (10 yrs old, 135,000 miles)

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

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HVargas on Tue June 09, 2009 6:59 PM User is offlineView users profile

We need some system pressure's or some more information besides that. Is the clutch engaged on the compressor?

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pippo on Tue June 09, 2009 8:10 PM User is offline

Thanks, Adam. Man, I dont think anything engaged, as I didnt hear any obvious sounds. Looksto be more complex than I thought. Any idea what caused the burnt smell? Wiring to clutch? Can that "burn out"?

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torque395 on Fri June 12, 2009 1:49 AM User is offline

If you didnt turn the can of refrigerant upside down then it wont charge. The liquid must go into the system, which means the can must be upside down and above the low side service port. But another thing, if the system is low or empty then its leaking. Dont expect it to hold the refrigerant you put in it. The charge you put it will likely only be good to find the leak. It could pretty easily be the service ports leaking, and if they are its really a pretty cheap fix.

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