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Old 02-14-2009, 05:44 PM
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1986 300E aircondition

I had problems with my ac last summer and dont want to go through that again. The ac worked sometimes and sometimes it did not. When it was 80 or 85 it worked good, but any hotter out it was bad. Also when I first got in the car and started to drive it worked good then if I had to stop at a stop light it would stop working. The car was switched to 134, so where would be a good place for me to start? Any ideas would be great. Thanks.

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Old 02-14-2009, 07:34 PM
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A good place to start would be the diagnostics contained in the factory shop manual.

It's a complex system with many possibilities.

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Old 02-15-2009, 09:58 AM
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[quote=JimFreeh;2110548]A good place to start would be the diagnostics contained in the factory shop manual.

It's a complex system with many possibilities.

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Where would I get the shop manual from?
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Old 02-15-2009, 12:06 PM
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I'd start by switching it back to R12.

Then I'd be sure the comp was still engaged after the cooling stopped. Then I'd look at the pressures if it stayed engaged.
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I'd start by switching it back to R12.

Then I'd be sure the comp was still engaged after the cooling stopped. Then I'd look at the pressures if it stayed engaged.
When I switch it back to R12 should I clean all the lines out first?
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:29 PM
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I'd start by switching it back to R12.

Then I'd be sure the comp was still engaged after the cooling stopped. Then I'd look at the pressures if it stayed engaged.
How do you tell if the compressor is still engaged when cooling stops?

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