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i have had two places say no to trying to find my ac electrical problem. i have been lucky that they all were free of charge checks.

 

but what kinda prices can i expect to have someone go through the trouble of finding out what the problem is. with the heat the way it is around here im going crazy, and hope that i dont get milked for that reason.

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i have had two places say no to trying to find my ac electrical problem. i have been lucky that they all were free of charge checks.

 

but what kinda prices can i expect to have someone go through the trouble of finding out what the problem is. with the heat the way it is around here im going crazy, and hope that i dont get milked for that reason.

 

 

Ummm, what is your AC doing?

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well from what i have been told there is a problem with elec.

 

i turn the ac on, the compressor does not turn and hot air comes out. ive had it checked at a shop and they said mechanically everything looked fine.

 

i checked the fuses and relays but to no sucsess :(

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try to "hot wire" it at teh connector for a few seconds and see if it comes on-if it does then maybe there is a problem with the wiring, pressure switch or perhaps there is not enough freon to keep the pressure cutout switch on. I hope your freebies mechanics shecked pressure in the system but wouldnt bet my paycheck on it

 

If hot wiring does NOT engage your compressor, then is prolly your clutch coils or something in there-new compressor or at least clutch if can be serviced seperatly-think there is a thread about servicing the clutch only.

 

Whether you do it your self or get a mechnaic to do it, get good advice/help.

 

good luck, and let us know how you do

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anyone check the pressure?

AC system is probably going to take an hour maybe 2 to diagnose, but really its prbbly something siimple. Not much there to go wrong.

 

 

nipper

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Will the compressor kick in if you turn on the defroster? If it dose you should get cold air out of the defroster vents if you have the temp set on the cold end of the scale.

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Here are a few shops in Fairfax that come recommended from cartalk.com:

Personal Mechanix (says he is an AC specialist)

SK Auto Services

Adams Automotive

Kim's Automotive

Precision Import Service.

 

Surely one of them can identify the problem and get it fixed for you.

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i really really appreciate all this help...

 

the hotwire thing i havent heard of before and would like to try that if simple. but arent really sure how to go about it..

 

i turned on the defroster and still the compressor did not turn and there was the hot air, even if set to cold.

 

i have even checked the pressure with one of those checkers that come with the r134a cans, and it is in the yellow (one away from the red which is overpressurized)

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i really really appreciate all this help...

 

the hotwire thing i havent heard of before and would like to try that if simple. but arent really sure how to go about it..

 

i turned on the defroster and still the compressor did not turn and there was the hot air, even if set to cold.

 

i have even checked the pressure with one of those checkers that come with the r134a cans, and it is in the yellow (one away from the red which is overpressurized)

 

you need a real set of gauges on the system. There is so much you can tell with the gauges. Your going to have to take it to somone and let them look at it.

 

nipper

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cars in the shop at the moment... thanks to jayhawkroy i used his listed places and cartalk.com to find a mechanic in my area with a decent review.

 

ill post an update on what happens, should get a call tomorrow

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got an email from the shop today.. been taking to abe at AK auto back and forth for close to a week now. this place seems really honest and fair with their work. i will attach the final estimate for the 5+ days of work that two techs have been working on. turns out to be an electrial problem they have been trying to find and fix

 

*note the oil change was added in incorrectly

 

i get my car back tomorrow... woot for ac!!

 

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