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My 1984 toyota van hit a deer. The heater fan and the air conditioner were damaged from the caving in of the front of the van. The van still started and ran well. Until I removed the air conditioner! I released the freon(?) into the air. Sorry. And disconnected the tubing. Then I intended to move the van around the yard, but it would not start. I presumed that a refrigerant pressure sensor was my problem. I unplugged what seemed like one (right up next to the front of the radiator). And by golly, the van started right up and I drove it across the yard and shut it off and went in to have a beer. When I went to start it again, it refused as before. Is this ANYTHING to do with my removal of the Air conditioner??? Or has something else just cropped up to drive me crazy? (and pretending to be something about Air) Why did it start right up when I unplugged the "pressure switch"? Why did it quit starting just when I jerked out the air?

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  • potatos Sep 29, 2009

    I accept that it is making me crazy. But I need to start somewhere....

  • potatos Oct 01, 2009

    Thanks. The previous solution was also helpful. I suppose the most helpful part was just being sure that removing the air would not cause a no start.
    With that confidence I have dug further and gotten the van started and running. A relay on the fuse block was warm to the touch, so I replaced it and now it works.
    I have been repaiing the headlights and the blower fan. I made a canvas boot to fill the space left by air conditioner.(works good so far) Next spring I'll have to figure out how to get the fresh air port functional again.
    Thanks again

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I doubt the a/c removal itself has anything to do with the no start.......it should not have affected starting by removing it.......but..........you may have moved the wiring just enough when plugging in the switch which created a connection to be able to start the van.
Check the battery connections and wiring from it.......particularly the smaller wires at the battery positive connection.
They may have been damaged in the collision.
The other item(s) may be a broken or bad ground wire(s) at the collision area.
The van has received quite an impact....another cause could be a now out of adjustment neutral safety switch resulting in a no cranking condition.....if it's automatic.
Nice to see you are able to ask the "no start" question after the impact with the deer.

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There is no reason why the freon pressure switch would stop a car from running....its making you crazy. You have another issue cropping up on you. Sorry for your bad luck. As far as why.... I couldnt even begin to understand.

Best of luck

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