I purchased a 1997 Ford Taurus GL 3.0, 105,000 miles, automatic with a locked up ac compressor and broken belt. I replaced the compressor, dryer, and lines (filter included). I flushed the condenser and evaporator and vacuum tested them for leaks. After completing the assembly, I vacuumed the system for about an hour and began refilling. The manual ac control was on max with the blower on high.
After about a pound of refrig, the system stopped accepting the re-fill and the pressure on the low side climbed WAY up. The compressor never kicked on.
I attempter to jump the cycling switch and received no clutch response. A voltage test of the cycling switch connector read less than 1 volt. Applying a direct 12 volts to the clutch coil switch does make the clutch pull in.
I am at a loss of where to check next. One suggestion was to replace the ccrm. But at $134, I would rather know how to check it first.
Small donation to follow on pay day. : Wink:
Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007 AT 7:09 PM