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Old 06-02-2007, 04:05 PM   #1
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Hi. My 89 lesabre a/c doesnt work. when i put it on a/c it blows air just not cold air. Does this system have a solenoid or something that would keep the fan from working at all on a/c (rather than fan) if the a/c switch was broken? or does it just need a recharge? i dont think i hear a compressor turn on and the rpm doesnt change when i put it on a/c. Im thinking its a bad switch or connection that is simply not turning the compressor on. Any help would be useful, ive never had a/c that didnt work so im at a loss to how it even really works lol.
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Well first, check to make sure your system was converted over from R-12 to R-134a (a sticker should be on the inside of hood detailing when it was convert see pic), if not your going to have to go to a mechanic and get the system recharged with R-12 (only certified mechanics can still by R-12 or Freon as it'* also called). Thats if nothing else is wrong. Although, I have heard that R134a will never be as ice cold as R12.

this car car website has good ac tips about A/C that can save you money. It helped me recharge my refrigerant. A/C may seem scary because if you mess up you can damage your car but with some online research and following directions on the ac kit or can, you can do a basic recharge of cooling. Anything else needs to be done by an expert.

http://www.carcare.org/Climate_Contr..._AC_tips.shtml

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