Originally Posted by Bonnevillan
Well i posted about my ELC not working a while back... anyways, long story short, i connected 12V directly to the compressor and it makes a sort of clicking sound. Almost like it is seized up or something. i tried tapping it lightly with a hammer, and no go.
My question is this: if the compressor doesn't work on 12V directly, is there still relays or fuses that could be preventing it from coming on? Or does this mean the unit itself is bad?
I remember reading about someone carefully taking the pump apart and cleaning it and reassembling and having a working pump again. If it ain't working now, you'd have nothing to lose.
You might get one from a junkyard. Things are guaranteed usually, so you could get another if the first doesn't work. I'd think the pumps are the same across many years and models.