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by Cusser
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:03 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: AC restoration questions, '93 Mazda RX7
Replies: 36
Views: 10184

Re: AC restoration questions, '93 Mazda RX7

I believe most Mazdas of that era used Sanden compressors with a high pressure relief valve on their rear side.
by Cusser
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Toyota HiAce AC not coming on
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: Toyota HiAce AC not coming on

Ryan92 wrote:I recently replaced my vans AC compressor then just charged the system with about 1.5 of those recharge cans.
Did you add pure R134a or the junk mix of R134a containing sealer?

What is your static pressure read? If you don't know what that means, stay as far away from auto AC as you can.
by Cusser
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: 1961 cadillac conversion
Replies: 64
Views: 23519

Re: 1961 cadillac conversion

Wow !
by Cusser
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Compressor Short Cycles with Correct Charge
Replies: 12
Views: 3467

Re: Compressor Short Cycles with Correct Charge

The only person I know who has a set of gauges is about an hour away. Time to obtain your own set !!! In my area, I know Autozone has free loaner AC gauge sets, had to borrow a set a few years ago because my own gauge set was 100 miles away. Even a DIY needs a correct set of gauges for a/c. https:/...
by Cusser
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Whistling or hissing type noise in AC vent when compressor clutch activates
Replies: 3
Views: 944

Re: Whistling or hissing type noise in AC vent when compressor clutch activates

I attempted to recharge the system. But the gauge shows 0 PSI when the car is turned on, with the AC on full blast. When the car ignition is off, the pressure gauge shows at about 40 PSI, in the green. I decided to make a dumb move, to want to fill to 50 PSI to the max where it shows in the green. ...
by Cusser
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Seeking help with my Lexus/Toyota A/c
Replies: 11
Views: 2839

Re: Seeking help with my Lexus/Toyota A/c

I seem to remember by design - for safety issues - that some outside air always had to be let into the cabin area...
by Cusser
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Evaporator Switch-Themoswitch Question
Replies: 21
Views: 4955

Re: Evaporator Switch-Themoswitch Question

When its bypassed, it gets the vents down to 35F, of course because its freezing down there. I personally would not monkey again with the expansion valve or the refrigerant charge, as great cooling occurs if the switch is bypassed or is "closed". I'd focus on the thermo switch which needs...
by Cusser
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Evaporator Switch-Themoswitch Question
Replies: 21
Views: 4955

Re: Evaporator Switch-Themoswitch Question

Tim - I posted the following previously on his Facebook inquiry, so re-posting here so members on this site could can comment if desired. On his truck, the air path goes from inlet to blower fan through evaporator so is before the heater box. So the only source of heated air at this point getting i...
by Cusser
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Evaporator Switch-Themoswitch Question
Replies: 21
Views: 4955

Re: Evaporator Switch-Themoswitch Question

digeratimvp wrote:I dread taking the bottom of the evap case apart, but I will do it and move it really close to the top and see what happens before I order an adjustable one.
Wear eye protection and don't lose any of the little clips holding the bottom part on !!!
by Cusser
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Automotive Air Conditioning Forum
Topic: Full charge after only half the freon?
Replies: 12
Views: 2674

Re: Full charge after only half the freon?

About 30 ounces of R-134a does seem a little light. I think it should be around 32-38 ounces based on the R-12 spec. Did you weigh-in the charge or estimate using the small cans? If the latter, it's possible that you charged more than you thought. The pressures look pretty good now. What are the ve...