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by Cusser
Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:27 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Old school AC system compressor burned out
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Old school AC system compressor burned out

I don't "know why". But the original AC compressor in my 1988 Mazda B2200 truck did have a heat fuse - located in the receiver-drier - and that did blow out (actually cracked) and I lost all my R-12 at an intersection, waiting three light changes for my green light, 115F afternoon, Phoenix...
by Cusser
Fri Oct 28, 2022 5:57 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Mercedes W210 Pressure Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Mercedes W210 Pressure Questions

tbirdtbird wrote: Thu Oct 27, 2022 5:29 pm
2. The low pressure gauge says it is full?? There is no possible way to tell from any pressures if the system has sufficient refrigerant or not. Whomever taught you AC taught you wrong.

I was rolling my eyes before I even got to tbirdtbird's post !!!
by Cusser
Sun Oct 09, 2022 7:22 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: how to correctly install peanut style compressor manifolds?
Replies: 12
Views: 2816

Re: how to correctly install peanut style compressor manifolds?

We had a 2005 Yukon XL with 6.0 engine and I installed a brand-new compressor into that; I believe it had the same type of seals and fittings, and was straightforward to install. The compressor came with new sealing washers.
by Cusser
Fri Oct 07, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Cycling Compressor
Replies: 3
Views: 4800

Re: Cycling Compressor

Take it back to the shop that replaced the transmission.

Sounds like you don't have real gauges, just the "gauge on a can thing". Here we deal with both low and high pressures at about 1800 rpm, and preach against any leak seal chemicals or refrigerant containing sealers.....
by Cusser
Wed Oct 05, 2022 12:43 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: A/C Clutch Will not Engage 2010 Mustang 4.0
Replies: 7
Views: 10051

Re: A/C Clutch Will not Engage 2010 Mustang 4.0

Another problem that surfaces frequently on this Forum is the clutch gap—that is, a feeler-gauge measurement of the space between the clutch's drive and driven plates. For most vehicles, it should be ~0.020" or the thickness of a business card. If the gap is too wide, the clutch probably won't...
by Cusser
Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 2003 GMC yukon XL / Chevy Suburban
Replies: 12
Views: 10892

Re: 2003 GMC yukon XL / Chevy Suburban

Cusser, depending on the size of your ports, they make on-the-fly valve core changing tools that I am sure you might be familiar with. Google search this, R134a valve core Removal Tool, and be aware that there are several different styles out there for different refrigerant fittings. Even a residen...
by Cusser
Fri Sep 30, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Ford Ranger Compressor Cutting Out
Replies: 29
Views: 21146

Re: Ford Ranger Compressor Cutting Out

Took the car for a 30-40 minute test drive, up hill, to keep the engine at it's warmest & rpm high. The AC stayed cold throughout the test drive. Thermometer vent readings dropped as low 1 degrees C - mind you it was a cool overcast day today (ambient temp ~ 29 degrees, ~ 25 degrees C at the hi...
by Cusser
Thu Sep 29, 2022 6:00 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 2003 GMC yukon XL / Chevy Suburban
Replies: 12
Views: 10892

Re: 2003 GMC yukon XL / Chevy Suburban

With a truck that old, you might not have a leak that can be found, might just have normal leakage. All AC systems leak with time, this is normal. You are just low on refrigerant. Have the existing refrigerant recovered, have it charged to the weight listed on your under hood sticker. My 1994 and 2...
by Cusser
Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:57 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: New Parts But Can't Pull a Good Vacuum
Replies: 11
Views: 4909

Re: New Parts But Can't Pull a Good Vacuum

Lesson learned is to be patient installing things. I should have been more diligent aligning the accumulator port. Esox - I can't say for sure on a 2000, but I remember our 1994 Suburban having very troublesome, poorly-engineered connection at the accumulator. And I saw lots of posts on accumulator...
by Cusser
Fri Sep 23, 2022 7:15 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 AC high side at 430 PSI at idle
Replies: 2
Views: 2645

Re: 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 AC high side at 430 PSI at idle

State whether the pressure was measured at about 2000 rpm, that's important.

When you monkeyed with the original cooling fan system, did you retain the fan shroud?