98 Escort (2.0) ....
A/C stopped blowing cold air. Blower, defroster,
cooling fan, etc. are all working normally and the
fuses are good. I noticed that the compressor
clutch was not kicking in every time and now it
has stopped completely. I took it in and sure
enough, the R134 pressures on both sides are good
but there is no power to the compressor clutch.
Everything else on the car works well. I suspect
the A/C relay switch. Can someone tell me where it
is located on this car?
Took it in? Where?
If the clutch doesnt kick in, how do you know the pressures are good? What is
Just check the LOW side! That's the larger line between the Firewall and
Is there ANY other problem with the car?
Thanks for the response. I took it to Pep Boys to
have it checked. I don't know what the pressures
were, but they said it was fully charged and I had
an electrical problem. It's a moot point now. I
researched the problem online and found out that
the CCRM on this car is a real problem child
because of bad connections due to moisture
intrusion. I read a post that said to reach in,
grab the connector, shake the crap out of it and
tap on the housing a few times. Real technical
Well, guess what! I did just that and within 30
seconds on a cold engine it felt like the North
Pole in that car. Hopefully, that did the trick.
If it keeps acting up, I know what needs replaced.
Funny thing is, this CCRM controls other functions
also and I have had no other problems. Seems the
A/C relay connection in this unit is the first to
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