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by Cusser
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Ac not as cold when car warms up
Replies: 17
Views: 2128

Re: Ac not as cold when car warms up

Ive run out of funds to buy a vacuum pump, but thankfully i stumbled upon this: https://www.instructables.com/id/Making-A-Fridge-Compressor-Into-A-Vacuum-Pump/ Autozone in warmer areas of USA has loaner vacuum pumps, I once borrowed one when 100 miles from my own. But I don't know your country or l...
by Cusser
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Ac not as cold when car warms up
Replies: 17
Views: 2128

Re: Ac not as cold when car warms up

Your compressor seems to be running fine. I did a search and found out that the sight glass in the reciever drier should be clear, mine is not. It looks like a stream of flowing bubbles. But i also read that you shouldnt look at the sight glass on modern cars, my cars pretty old so... Sight glass st...
by Cusser
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Ac not as cold when car warms up
Replies: 17
Views: 2128

Re: Ac not as cold when car warms up

The problem also progressively gets worse the longer you run the car. I got stuck in stand still traffic for nearly 30 mins and the cooling was basically non existent. Edit: And it got cold again when the traffic started moving. This seems to indicate a bad fan clutch to me. If your vehicle (you di...
by Cusser
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Ac not as cold when car warms up
Replies: 17
Views: 2128

Re: Ac not as cold when car warms up

Hey guys, i have a new problem with my car ac that just showed up recently. The ac performance decreases as the car warms up. These are the readings with the gauges i bought: All of the readings at idle speed, max fan speed and in my garage. I'd like to see both low and high pressures at about 1800...
by Cusser
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Evaporator temperature sensor placement
Replies: 21
Views: 3635

Re: Evaporator temperature sensor placement

Miggy wrote:I brought the car to the other shop ....This shop didnt have a thermometer to check vent temps


Not having a thermometer to check the vent temperatures??? So weird !

Anyway, maybe his got lost or broke a few days ago....the real test is driving it in the heat and seeing if you're comfortable.
by Cusser
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Recirculating Air Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: Recirculating Air Problem

xyz wrote:Now the compressor appears to be working...
Any thoughts?


Appears??? Turn on the engine and AC, visually determine if the CENTER part of the AC compressor is turning, not just the outer pulley.
by Cusser
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: AC Compressor not kicking on when trying to recharge system
Replies: 16
Views: 3112

Re: AC Compressor not kicking on when trying to recharge system

With today's Phx temperatures, I would hope for lower, but maybe that's what a Nissan Maxima can deliver. Of course it's only about 85F here today outside, so will get 30F higher in summer. My 1998 and 2004 Nissan Frontiers have great AC, and those have their condenser/radiator cooled by a fan clutc...
by Cusser
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: AC Compressor not kicking on when trying to recharge system
Replies: 16
Views: 3112

Re: AC Compressor not kicking on when trying to recharge system

I'm also in Phx, and within the last couple of months I've seen pure R134a cans (NO SEALER !!!) with the traditional tops still on the shelves at both Home Depot and WalMart, $4.88 per can.

I also have a side tapper gizmo.
by Cusser
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: AC Compressor not kicking on when trying to recharge system
Replies: 16
Views: 3112

Re: AC Compressor not kicking on when trying to recharge system

It's good that you actually did not add any refrigerant. Because unless you just omitted that step from your post, you need to evacuate the system.

And agree about low side service connector not depressing the Schrader valve. Betting the refrigerant can itself did not get freezing cold.
by Cusser
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Restriction?
Replies: 11
Views: 1669

Re: Restriction?

The radiator fan does blow air towards the rear of the car, correct?

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