Question about 1999 Chevrolet Venture
If the system is low on charge u must repair the leak before you waste the $25 on refridgerant, most likely the AC compressor is leaking and will need to be replaced, charging the AC after replaceing a compressor requires special equipment, so find a good shop.
Posted on May 28, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2002 Jeep Liberty
I have a 2002 Jeep Liberty and after driving for about 30 minutes the air conditioner would start to blow hot air. The air conditioner clutch was sticking. I could hit the clutch and it would kick in and start to work. I went to Advance Auto and purchased a big spray can of electric motor cleaner and a big spray can of WD-40. I soaked the clutch with the electric motor cleaner, used the whole can, then soaked it with half a can of WD-40. The clutch has worked perfecty ever since.
Posted on Jul 31, 2008
If compressor isn't kicking in, check the connector atop the a/c accumulator, beside the coolant recover tank, in the engine compartment. That connector is atop a black bottle, and the connector goes to the low pressure switch. These switches do fail, and you can jump a wire across the connector terminals to see if the compressor comes on (engine running). As this circuit provides part of the ground path from the compressor clutch, if the switch is open, the compressor will never turn on. If the switch is failed, it can be replaced without opening the a/c system. Just disconnect the connector, unscrew the switch, replace it, and reconnect the connector.
Posted on Aug 08, 2008
SOURCE: 1998 Volvo V70 A/C Intermittent
I had exactly the same problem. When your engine is cold and off check the gap on your ac compressor with a feeler gauge, it should be between 0.3 and 0.5mm. If it is larger you need to re-shim which invloves undoing a nut on the end off the compressor and removing the clutch plate, then removing the appropriate shims (look like washers) then replace. The reason it blows warm after 10 minutes or so is because the ac compressor gets hot and the clutch gap gets too large for the electro-magnetic clutch to engage. Some people would say that you need a new compressor but all you need to do is a re-shim.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
SOURCE: 1998 Volvo V70 A/C intermittent
I AM AN ASE CERTIFIED VOLVO----MASTER TECH AND YOUR PROBLEM W`HICH IS COMMON ON ALL 850,S ANDS70,S THE PROBLEM IS PROBALLY AT LEAST 70% DUE TO AN AIR-FLOW RISTRICTION TO THE CONDENSOR FIRST IS SYSTEM AT FULL CHARGE LOW SIDE 25-33 PSI AND YOU AND I REPEAT ONLY CHARGE SYSTEM ON THE LOW SIDE THERE IS NO AND I REPEAT NO HIGH PRESSURE CONNECTOR AND WHAT I WOULD DO IS RUN AGOOD THICK WIRE FROM A/C COMPRESSOR AND A 30 AMP FUSE FROM A CIRCUIT LIKE THE HEATED SEATS FROM INSIDE THE CAR WITH A TOGGLE SWITCH AND A THERMOMETER IN CENTER AIR DUCT AND MANUALLY SHUT THE SYSTEM DOWN IF IT FALLS BELOW 40 DEGREES AND WATCH THE THERMOMETER EVERY 7 MINUTES AND THE MAIN PROBLEM IS THE ENGINE FAN CIRCUIT I HAVE DONE DOZENS OF THESE AND THE PROCEDURE IS WHAT I WROTE
Posted on May 04, 2009
There are special cans of R-134A with dye in them for detecting leaks. Most leaks occur around the fittings near the compressor. Recharge the system with the leak detector can or R-134A. There are also cans of R-134A with an additive to stop leaks. I would use these products to either detect your leak or to stop it. Best of luck.
Posted on May 24, 2009
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