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Old 07-21-2000, 03:56 PM
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I changed the AC condenser on my wife's 87 300E last weekend and noticed while driving to have the system charged that the car seemed to run hot (85 degree day-car at or near 110C in stop and go traffic). Today at 72 degree the car seemed to operate at about 100C or higher in stop and go traffic. I don't know if I did something while changing the AC condersor of forgot something. Did I overlook something? Is this normal or should I look for something else. Thanks in advance for any suggestions or information.
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Old 07-21-2000, 06:18 PM
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How did you get the condenser out of the car? You should have had to remove the radiator, etc. That's where I would start looking, ie coolant level, air in the cooling system, thermostat.. Good luck..

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Old 07-21-2000, 06:20 PM
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check the fuse that is on the a/c relay. It is in the plastic box behind the regular fuse box. Six Phillips head screws to access.
If it is blown and is marked as being 15 amps change it to a 20 amp. circuit is good for approximately 18 amps.
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Old 07-21-2000, 07:21 PM
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I took the radiator out to instaff the new AC condenser. I did open the bleed screw until coolant came out; coolant level seems to be okay.The Aux fan does work when the AC is on. The air conditioning does seem to work okay and is blowing cold air. I don't think it ran this hot before my work. Thanks for your input.
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Old 07-21-2000, 09:22 PM
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Two things come to mind. The thermostat ain't workin right and/or the radiator is paritally blocked. Remove the tstat and see what she does. If it's cooler, replace with 88 degree item.

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