A/C woes concluded

Djdawson2 at aol.com Djdawson2 at aol.com
Sat Jun 1 02:18:53 EDT 2002

Tonight my AC problems have been resolved... I'm feeling so great about the
help I received that I had to post tonight.

Trying to think of a good nickname... shall I call him "Mobil None"?  Anyway,
my thanks goes out to Bernie for correctly identifying the location of my AC
relay, which led to an easy discovery of what was broken.  The AC relay is
indeed labeled 295, and resides in the far right position, middle row, of the
aux panel... not position 4 as indicated in Bentley.

It is a ground activated relay, and it was easy to discover that the ground
activation post (the center one, from the thermostat) was never going to
ground.  Quick removal of the plastic tray under the hood... thermostat a
little buried, but a quick test indicated a resistance of over 200 ohms
across it.  Never completing the ground, which never activated the relay,
which left my compressor clutch permanently disengaged.

Thanks Bernie.  That little piece of advice saved me a lot of time.


PS: That piece was extremely corroded... might be worth a look next time
you're under there.

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