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 Post subject: XH ute air conditioning.
Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:07 pm 
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Hi folks, I recently bought a XH ute for a run around and to put light loads in. (Small furniture) The air conditioner wont come on when the switch on the dash is turned on. I hot wired the compressor while the engine was going and the clutch came on and the air conditioner front pulley activated. Can't seem to find either a fuse or relay to check. Help please, where are they?
Also, it rides a bit rough, too used to driving my Fairlane, so I was wondering what rear springs can I use to give it a more comfortable ride. Intending to lower it about 2 inches in the near future as well so the ride is important for comfort. Cheers, AU055
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 Post subject: Re: XH ute air conditioning.
Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:31 am 
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check if there is gas in the air conditioning system there is a sight glass on top of the dryer while you have hot wired the compressor check the sight glass if it is milky you need to recharge with gas the a/c wont work if you are low on gas.

If you are going to lower the suspension get lowered sedan frt springs and place a bag of sand over the rear axle the utes jump around unloaded as they are light in the rear

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 Post subject: Re: XH ute air conditioning.
Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:11 pm 
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Thanks bud, I did have a look at the sight glass and it was not milky. I meant to mention that and also it was working the day before. My wife drove the car and for some reson it did not work. Looks like a trip to my local auto electrician for checking and possible regassing.
I was thinking about dropping two 20kg bags of sand into the back and getting some lowered springs for the front. I was thinking that maybe the rear springs from an XE sedan would fit with normal shocks just to give it that little bit more comfort. Thanks for your help. Steve.
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 Post subject: Re: XH ute air conditioning.
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:07 pm 
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XE sedans had coil springs......you need XC or XD sedan rear leaf springs.
Remember this will lower the GVM and tare weight abled to be carried....may have legality issues.

 

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 Post subject: Re: XH ute air conditioning.
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:18 pm 
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Thanks, CJH, I will look into the XD springs. I'm not worried about lowering the GVM as this ute will only be used for light loads and will be used more as a run around everyday car than a work horse. If I have something heavy to carry I can always hitch up my heavy duty 7 x 4 trailer.

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