AC wasn't working, got new compressor, still no AC

AC wasn't working, got new compressor, still no AC

Postby DoubleDeckerStudios [OP] » June 8th 2021, 12:44am

Hey everyone, wondering if any of you guys have had this issue: No AC due to a bad compressor, I ordered this kit off ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/163931681517
And had my local shop install it, still no AC.

What gives right?'
It's like the fan is barely blowing too if that helps.
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Re: AC wasn't working, got new compressor, still no AC

Postby WoodButcher » June 8th 2021, 2:38pm

Does your heat and defrost work?
The fan / blower is a separate system from those parts you replaced. If a shop did the work they should have informed you of the issues.
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Re: AC wasn't working, got new compressor, still no AC

Postby AstroWill » June 8th 2021, 7:02pm

If you are not getting proper airflow, then it's most likely a blower motor/controller issue or a vacuum control issue.

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Re: AC wasn't working, got new compressor, still no AC

Postby DoubleDeckerStudios [OP] » June 10th 2021, 2:01am

Heat and defrost seam to be working. Its just blowing warm air on AC or Max AC though.
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Re: AC wasn't working, got new compressor, still no AC

Postby Mmusicman » June 10th 2021, 1:08pm

DoubleDeckerStudios wrote:No AC due to a bad compressor,
And had my local shop install it, still no AC..

Wow.. an expensive bad assumption on your part?
And the "shop" can't make it work either? Huh!
You might need to look for a new shop.

By the way.. A/C system is comprised of 3 sub-systems:

1) Refrigerant (compressor, coils, freon, etc)
2) Fan (switches, wiring, fuses, relays, connectors)
3) Vent control (vacuum lines, vent doors)

Don't confuse their operations.. each very different:

Example1: if you have a problem with your fan, then it's not a bad compressor.
Example2: if you have a problem with your vents, then it's not a bad compressor or fan
Example3: if "air blows" but never gets cold (even if coming out wrong vent), then it's probably an issue with refrigerant system and not a bad fan (assuming switch controller in correct position).
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Re: AC wasn't working, got new compressor, still no AC

Postby AstroWill » June 10th 2021, 9:57pm

Does the compressor kick on? What are your pressures at?

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Re: AC wasn't working, got new compressor, still no AC

Postby WildBorego » June 10th 2021, 11:37pm

AstroWill wrote:Does the compressor kick on? What are your pressures at?



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Re: AC wasn't working, got new compressor, still no AC

Postby 97cargocrawler » Yesterday, 4:46pm

That ac cycle switch is always my first test. Located on the accumulator.
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