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DUFFY
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Hi everybody!!!

Can anyone recommend a place that can carry out an investigation and the repair of the air conditioning in our car. Will be travelling up from the Monkey River region and plan spend a couple of nights in San Ignacio so anywhere along the route or in San Ignacio itself would be good. 

Thank you.
  Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 3:21:38 AM
ROBINSON
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This is my final bugaboo to solve on my LJ78. Let's go back to the switch. How can I tell if it works? An just how exactly does one apply 12V current to the condenser? Can I do that with something as simple as a test light and ground wire? I took the truck in to the only shop in Boise that still works with freon. A pressure test was positive, no leaks, enough freon, but just no signal to the A/C to start up. Since I didn't have a clear enough copy of the A/C wiring diagram, they gave it back to me unchanged. I can't hear any "Click" from the rheostat, but then again my hearing isn't what it was.
  Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 3:25:20 AM
RUIZ
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Jim, When you play with "hot wiring" the compressor clutch, you need to stand where you can see the front of the compressor pulley. When the clutch is not engaged the front of the pulley does not spin; the opposite is true when the clutch works. The engine should also change sound or even rev faster to compensate for the extra work of making the compressor go around. If the entire pulley does not whirl around when the clutch is connected to the positive battery terminal, I would bet the clutch is dead. You could check phone book or internet listings for Auto Electrical repair shops that specialize in alternators, starters, etc. They could perhaps repair the electric clutch.
  Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 3:25:50 AM
disruptivetalk
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Best option is to bring it to an Automotive A/C shop and let them fix it for you. Next option is to try charging it yourself and see what happens. My Red-Tek kit lasted ok with a fill up every couple years. However this year I'm taking it to the next level. I have a brand new compressor, drier and set of seals I'm going to install. Normally after this type of work a shop would purge with nitrogen, look for leaks, evacuate it, and add the refrigerant. Apparently with the Red Tek kit you don't have to evacuate it, so I think that's what I'm going to try.
  Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 3:26:12 AM
DALTON
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Finally had time to install the compressor, drier and seals. Was a pretty easy job. I only replaced the seals that were obviously leaking. Compressor came with oil in it, but I still added a little bit more Red-tek oil also. Then 1.5 cans of Red-tek 12a referigerant. A/C works awesome again! Vent temps were 7 Celsius. Not as good as the old R12 systems I know, but still plenty good enough. Nice to have A/C again! Works better at idle now with the new compressor. Before it would warm up every time I slowed down.
  Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 3:26:28 AM
DUFFY
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So I've had some more time to diagnose the a/c system. Determined that there was a residual pressure in the system and then charged it up with 12a. If I hardwire the clutch on the compressor and run the engine, I get cold air almost immediately dropping to about 12 celsius and I'm not seeing leaks. I could possible add a bit more refrigerant but was wanting to diagnose everything first since it appears to be 'working'. The rheostat for turning on the a/c actually controls the idle speed, revving higher when turned on and low when turned off. In addition I can hear an audible click from a relay? in the dash when it's turned off and on. The wire going to the clutch is a red/black wire and goes off into a wiring bundle off somewhere... is there somewhere else off hand that I can check to determine why the clutch won't engage as intended? Sounds like there's a low pressure switch and temp sensors that may have failed? Is there a common one that fails that I can look for/test and where is it located?
  Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 3:26:41 AM
ROBINSON
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A more common leak though is the top corner of the condenser. Take off the slam panel and you'll probably find the top left corner in a bad way - there is a block of foam that sits on top of it and again, is just a water trap for any incoming rain etc. If you replace the condenser, don't put that foam back in there. Replace the drier and if you can get hold of them, the o-rings too. A couple can be had in the generic kit of air conditioning o-rings from Halfords, but a few were an odd size I found. Ideally need to find the part numbers and order them, unless someone else has a decent source.
  Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 3:27:03 AM
jonsmaradona
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The technician - Peter did an excellent job. He replace the furnace  professionally, for example, he made great joints of the duct. His perfect job make my house getting warm very soon. I will tell my friends about my experience-your company fantastic services. I would definitely recommend checking it out air conditioning repair
  Monday, February 3, 2020 at 1:26:31 AM
DUFFY
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  Monday, May 4, 2020 at 10:08:02 AM
SteveGranger
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Most air conditioners lasts for years and it's only because the owners are doing its maintenance and service on regular basis. Also, if anyone is not aware of these things they can take help from ac unit installation experts and knows how they can make their air conditioner more efficient to work on.
  Monday, January 25, 2021 at 6:41:22 AM
rockboult
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Iam able to tell them I am aware of what they're doing. I would absolutelysuggest them on your next upkeep! Frame Repair & Electrical

  Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 1:12:39 AM
rfy2222
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In terms of your wheels, any knocks for them can affect the balance of the car, or cause vibrations. In severe cases, a shock to the wheel may cause so much stress that the wheel cracks. Here Repairing or replacing maybe it's extremely expensive, if the wheel failed while you're driving at speed the results could be devastating.
  Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 8:02:00 AM
bestfitnesstips
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  Friday, February 5, 2021 at 11:36:29 AM

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