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Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:33 am 
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Hey all...
My A/C seems to have stopped working....when I press the button in the car it doesnt turn on the A/C in the engine bay....just woundering what I should check.....I had a look at the wiring to the A/C and the fuses, cant really think of anything else....

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Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:27 am 
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it is out of gas
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Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 11:41 am 
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bugger aye, my aircon compressor just siezed, gonna cost me $900 and thats mates rates. Fraud charge $800 just for the compressor. Deffinately check is theres any gas or if the compressor is engaging when the ac is turned on. Could be the clutch in the compressor.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:06 pm 
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It is out of gas mate, samething happened to me last car EB falcon. There is a pressure switch at the compressor which cuts the power if no gas circulating(prevent damage).
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Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:11 pm 
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falcon4litreOHC wrote:
It is out of gas mate, samething happened to me last car EB falcon. There is a pressure switch at the compressor which cuts the power if no gas circulating(prevent damage).


Would that be the same on the EL V8?
Mine doesnt turn on either. I thought it was the clutch was stuffed. But if it has a pressure switch then it might be out of gas.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:22 pm 
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well it apparently was regassed when I bought it...about 5 months ago....the compressor doesn’t click on....it all turns if I use my hand to turn it but the car wont click the metal plate onto the pulley to engage it......

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:47 pm 
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bugger aye, my aircon compressor just siezed, gonna cost me $900 and thats mates rates. Fraud charge $800 just for the compressor. Deffinately check is theres any gas or if the compressor is engaging when the ac is turned on. Could be the clutch in the compressor.


Yeah... when you swap over the compressor you will also need to swap over the dryer, possibly the condensor if it is weeping - most falcon ones do after a while, then add a regas to it ... having a cold car isn't cheap when things go wrong lol

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:18 pm 
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$900 for a compressor? i can get a coolroom compressor for about $400 :P
a car compressor looking around $300 or so, and yes, need to change the dryer, not neccassarily the condenser... and then a mechanic to regass it

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:58 pm 
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bogan393 wrote:
bugger aye, my aircon compressor just siezed, gonna cost me $900 and thats mates rates. Fraud charge $800 just for the compressor. Deffinately check is theres any gas or if the compressor is engaging when the ac is turned on. Could be the clutch in the compressor.


Reminds me of when my mate picked up his wifes car from its service from the "family friend" and the guy says it needs about a litre of oil??
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Can you say getting f**k up the a***!

It amazing how so called friends rip off mates. Use your brain or common sense for your wallets sake.
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Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 7:32 pm 
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well it apparently was regassed when I bought it...about 5 months ago....the compressor doesn’t click on....it all turns if I use my hand to turn it but the car wont click the metal plate onto the pulley to engage it......


Check your AC relay & Fuse first.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 7:54 pm 
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does anyone know which relay is the a/c one...I have checked the fuse.....

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:16 pm 
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Feed 12v to the compressor where the little wire goes into it, and see if the clutch engages.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 4:12 pm 
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did that just then....clutch works fine....where would the relay be?....or what else should I look at?

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:25 pm 
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After you've checked all those other things and have still come up blank, have a look at your wiring diagram in your Gregories Part 20 page 226
It took me a little while to find it on my EA but it's up behind the glove box
could be dirty contacts.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 2:10 am 
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It will be out of gas mate, the A/C relay is the blue relay.

One day i just went to turn the a/c on and no clutch noise and no blue light on the button. Got a multimeter out and traced the 12volts back to the compressor.

Bypassed the pressure switch( from memory i think the one your after is up near the TX valve-near the wash bottle for windscreen)

Anyway used a bit of wire and the clutch locked in and blue light came on. Then i new i had either a stuffed pressure switch or it was out of gas.

IT WAS OUT OF GAS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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