I have a 97 S-10 w/ a 4.3L. The damn A/C stopped working again.I tested all
the wires going to the a/c compressor with an Ohm meter, the wires the hook
up to the rear of the compressor were fine, the ones going to the clutch
were dead, and the wires on the accumulator were fine also. So I am guessing
that there is a wiring problem. Plus there is a little white box that two
wires spliced into, this is on the clutch switch wires. There is a littler
transistor inside this box. Even from there back on the wires there is no
signal. What should I do now? Just take it in and have it looked at or what?
Its going to be 93 degrees tomorrow, and I need my air, it was working 2
weeks ago when it was hotter than hell. Thanks guys
Sorry I don't know all the terminology, I'm just a back yard mechanic on my
Search hi and low, near and far for an honest mechanic that also knows
they are doing. I know its hard. Very hard. Most honest mechanics
for dealerships, because, as they will tell you, they don't like the
criminal management that forces them to do the wrong thing.
Take special care watching for those with crosses or fishes on the
their personal rigs, or on their desks. If they do go to church, its
whitewashed and/or look for vulnerable little boys. But many of them
these emblems purely from a marketing perspective, in attempts to gain
Follow them around for a day and you'll see readily why you shouldn't.
Never trust a young, whippersnapper with slicked hair and glasses
who tells you he teaches
at the local community college either, he don't know his ass from a
the ground and its been proven many a time.
It's easy to fall into the justified "fix it right," crowd who will try
to snoball you
into paying $600 or more for a fifteen minute $50 job and smile at you
walk away. Telling you how lucky you were to have saved hundreds of
by bringing it to him.
Now, to a possible secret fix for your air. If certain sensors are not
correctly, your air conditioner won't work. It's happened to me.
totally unrelated equipment that is designed to baffle even the most
do it yourself backyard mechanic of old. Even they won't know that
don't need the new compressor they were sold.
You'll pay dearly to get these secrets.
I am not saying that this this is your AC problem. I'm only saying it
was in my
case. And as you say, some of the wires are dead, so it's probably
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