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by Cusser
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Weak Compressors, or bad orifice tube?
Replies: 24
Views: 5991

Re: Weak Compressors, or bad orifice tube?

I seem to read that you bought a new compressor (among other stuff) but then bought another new compressor because you didn't trust the first one?

Were both compressors brand new, and the same part number/brand???
by Cusser
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 1993 Honda Accord weak AC after total rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 3045

Re: 1993 Honda Accord weak AC after total rebuild

Two of my co-workers had early 1980s Accords in Phoenix and their AC was very good, very cold.
by Cusser
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 1993 Honda Accord weak AC after total rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 3045

Re: 1993 Honda Accord weak AC after total rebuild

The compressor clutch engages and disengages normally, no problems there, and pressures on the system look great (40 low, 205 high, 85 degrees ambient). The low side line is extremely cold to the touch (not freezing, but very cold) and the high side is hot. I'm wondering if warm or heated air is ge...
by Cusser
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 2015 Subaru Forester AC Compressor replacement
Replies: 32
Views: 13120

Re: 2015 Subaru Forester AC Compressor replacement

And adding refrigerant to meet certain pressures is not the recommended way to get correct refrigerant charge: charging BY WEIGHT is.

Go to a certified independent mechanic.
by Cusser
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: More RV Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 1586

Re: More RV Problems

Check for AC clutch slippage when the clutch gets hot.

I adjusted my own AC clutch gap last summer to fix a similar issue, removed a thin shim/spacer.
by Cusser
Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 97 mustang gt compressor doesn’t come on
Replies: 3
Views: 1420

Re: 97 mustang gt compressor doesn’t come on

And the compressor does not click on. I checked for power to the clutch with a multimeter and it was doing something. I’ll have to check it again to see if it’s getting enough juice. So there’s my problem. Any ideas? You're measuring the static pressure because the AC clutch is not engaging. Turn o...
by Cusser
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 2005 Mustang does not charge
Replies: 10
Views: 3149

Re: 2005 Mustang does not charge

Tim wrote:How are you trying to charge the system Single can from autozone or full gauge set?
Great question. Tim will say NOT to use a single can type system, those often contain system-destroying sealers !!!
by Cusser
Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Insulate Liquid Line ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Re: Insulate Liquid Line ?

Would it help to insulate the liquid line from condenser up to orifice tube? Not the way I understand the thermodynamics. I'd option it would be better to insulate from the orifice tube to the evaporator. Also new system is being installed manual says add all 6 oz of mineral oil to compressor, is t...
by Cusser
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Rattling from new receiver dryer
Replies: 6
Views: 1707

Re: Rattling from new receiver dryer

For what driers cost, I'd just get one that doesn't rattle.
by Cusser
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Help identifying an odd fitting
Replies: 3
Views: 1129

Re: Help identifying an odd fitting

The gov't made manufacturers use a different size high pressure side R-12 fitting so folks could not readily confuse those. There was a GM-type used by GM and Toyota, and a Ford-type used by Ford and Mazda (including my own 1988 Mazda truck). This happened about late 1980s, and I have both types of ...