So I've gotten under the hood to take some pictures. There are two wires - both emerge from the compressor. One of them goes to a plug. That plug joins other wires and goes thru the wall of the car, presumably to the dashboard. The second wire goes to a screw which is screwed into the compressor. Here are a couple of pictures.
I went ahead and tried to charge it with some r134, but it wouldn't take any. When I first attached the pressure gauge to the low line, the reading was past the maximum the gauge could go to, 100psi. Watching the pressure gauge while I attempted to add freon, I saw it dip momentarily when I opened the freon, but it jumped back up.
Any thoughts on how to get the compressor going?
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Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 AT 6:30 PM