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post #1 of 12 Old 07-09-2013, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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crazy ac problem

Been having an ongoing ac problem, from intermittently working to not working. Would quit working when the weather was really hot. Anyways, thought the refrigerant was low, compressor would only come on for a second or two before stopping again. First put dye then tried to add refrigerant. Didn't take very much. Thought that it was because the compressor wasn't kicking on. Well while the jeep was still running it blew off excess refrigerant out of the back of the compressor. So I think I have enough! I am thinking that there is blockage somewhere, orifice maybe. Where is the orifice? Anyone have any ideas? I have not read about anywhere about someone having a similar problem.

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post #2 of 12 Old 07-09-2013, 07:48 PM
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Man, mine started doing the exact same thing a few weeks ago. I think its a blockage too. Someone told me if it was a blockage, it was most likely the dryer. I think the only issue I am having that you didn't mention is that when it first starting acting up, it would blow chunks of ice at me out the vents. I have not had time to replace it yet because of work and vacation.
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post #3 of 12 Old 07-10-2013, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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No chunks of anything have blown through the vents, just no cold air! When i figure it out I will post the solution.
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post #4 of 12 Old 07-10-2013, 06:50 PM
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what are the high and low side pressures when it's running? And what ambient temperature?
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post #5 of 12 Old 07-17-2013, 05:08 AM
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U find out anything?
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post #6 of 12 Old 07-17-2013, 12:13 PM
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U find out anything?
I kinda wish people wold be more diligent to post their solutions, to make it easier on people searching.
They find a thread, but half of them don't come to a conclusion.

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post #7 of 12 Old 07-18-2013, 07:19 PM
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Well, I replaced my dryer today, and wala. problem solved!!
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post #8 of 12 Old 07-18-2013, 07:38 PM
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Not to jack your thread but what's the dryer.

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post #9 of 12 Old 07-18-2013, 09:58 PM
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Besides the thing you put clothes in after you wash them?

how dryer works

The beatings will continue until attitudes improve!

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Well, I replaced my dryer today, and wala. problem solved!!
Cut it open,i would love to see the inside.

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post #11 of 12 Old 07-18-2013, 10:20 PM
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Dremel time!!

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post #12 of 12 Old 07-19-2013, 07:54 AM
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Aww, I threw it away at the shop. The dryer is the silver canister looking thing.
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