[V8] Re: Too hot for A/C to operate?

Jeremy Ward jward.v8 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 23 07:38:04 EDT 2005

Yeah, there is a schreader valve in there, but when I removed the high
pressure switch, it started hissing at me (bad schreader valve, bad!)

I had a mechanic friend drain the freon, replace the valve, and
replace freon and lubricant.  I then used Tony's paper clip trick and
replaced the switch a week later with a used part ;-)


- Jeremy

On 7/23/05, Kneale Brownson <kneale at coslink.net> wrote:
> Can't you replace that switch without having to empty out the system?
> At 11:08 PM 7/22/2005 -0700, Tony and Lillie wrote:
> >In case you haven't got this resolved yet, here's what I did. Ours started
> >the same thing around 95 or so (It's been up to 117 here) and I unplugged 
> >the high pressure switch. It is on the bottom drivers side of the condensor
> >(red plug) I then put a piece of wire to short across it, and haven't had 
> >the problem since. When it gets hot outside, the A/C charge expands, just 
> >like everything else. It would also not be a bad idea to check the charge,
> >and see if you have too much freon in the system.
> >
> >Mine was fine, whick leads me to believe the High Pressure switch may get a
> >bit weak over time.
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