Search found 31 matches

by PromiseRing
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: losing all refrigerant over night.
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: losing all refrigerant over night.

It’s very easy for a system to hold vacuum indefinitely, but immediately leak when it sees positive pressure.

You can fill the system with nitrogen and listen for leaks. You could also charge with some UV dye.
by PromiseRing
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 06 Civic-Insufficient Cooling
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: 06 Civic-Insufficient Cooling

The condenser is the primary filter on the system. When a compressor fails & sheds pieces, they go straight to the condenser. Parallel flow condensers have tiny passages - in parallel. When the trash blocks one passage, you lose cooling capacity. They are hard to block completely, and are nearl...
by PromiseRing
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 06 Civic-Insufficient Cooling
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: 06 Civic-Insufficient Cooling

Thank you for the reply. Unfortunately, I have no back story on this car other than that 'it has a new compressor', which we’re not even sure if that is true. However, condenser appears original so I doubt it was replaced. Also since it was a used car lot, I'm highly doubting they replaced anything ...
by PromiseRing
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 06 Civic-Insufficient Cooling
Replies: 4
Views: 439

06 Civic-Insufficient Cooling

A friend of mine just bought an 06 Civic 4 door from a Buy-Here-Pay-Here lot and the AC is not cooling as it should. Lowest vent temps we can get are 58-62F and it just never cools down. Evacuated, vacuumed, and recharged the system by weight and here are my results. Ambient temp: 83F Vent temp: 60F...
by PromiseRing
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Stuck open TXV, bad compressor, ...?
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Re: Stuck open TXV, bad compressor, ...?

Just an update, it was a bad compressor. This style compressor without a clutch has voids that break away if the compressor seizes. So, the pulley was able to move freely but internally the compressor was seized.

New compressor, TXV, condenser, and cleaned lines and it’s blowing nice and cold.
by PromiseRing
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Stuck open TXV, bad compressor, ...?
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Re: Stuck open TXV, bad compressor, ...?

Upon further research, it looks like I may be dealing with a failed variable displacement solenoid.
by PromiseRing
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Stuck open TXV, bad compressor, ...?
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Stuck open TXV, bad compressor, ...?

Hello all, I am working on a 2007 Toyota Camry 2.4L with inoperable AC. Here's the details ~85-90F outside, high and low side pressures both the exact same at about 145psi. I have 13v going to the compressor with the AC on, and I have verified 0 ohms resistance from ground wire connector to engine g...
by PromiseRing
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: R12>R134a conversion: insufficient cooling
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Re: R12>R134a conversion: insufficient cooling

Hot water shut off valve may be leaking. Hi Tim, thanks for the reply. I will check into this next time I am near the truck. Based off of the pressure readings, is there a way to tell what the vent temperature should be close to? Also, the only things I'm not really confident about with this AC pro...
by PromiseRing
Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: R12>R134a conversion: insufficient cooling
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

R12>R134a conversion: insufficient cooling

1993 Toyota pickup truck, 22RE. I’ve installed a whole new AC system into this truck including new: condenser, evaporator, TXV, receiver drier, compressor, etc, and flushed all lines. Installed all new parts with pag46 oil. So, I had been having performance issues with this truck last summer after a...
by PromiseRing
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Sourcing Quality Compressor
Replies: 6
Views: 8313

Re: Sourcing Quality Compressor

Tim wrote:Happy to supply anything that is available to me.

info@ackits.com

Email sent :)

Go to advanced search