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Dec
5
asked Hyundai Elantra 2007 - Disable automatic volume leveling?
Sep
15
accepted 1995 Mercury Mystique - AC compressor turning on and off
Sep
15
comment 1995 Mercury Mystique - AC compressor turning on and off
Thanks for the suggestion. I'm already a thousand dollars into the whole ordeal and we're exiting the hottest of the weather now. I think I'm going to take it in for at least a check-up and get an estimate and then make a decision.
Sep
13
comment 1995 Mercury Mystique - AC compressor turning on and off
Yeah, only a second or two. It clicks on for 1 or 2, then off for 1 or 2, then back on again.
Sep
13
asked 1995 Mercury Mystique - AC compressor turning on and off
Aug
16
awarded  Scholar
Aug
16
accepted 1995 Mercury Mystique - No more cool air from AC
Aug
16
comment 1995 Mercury Mystique - No more cool air from AC
I was able to locate the problem - it's simply a loose electrical connector on the new compressor. You can jiggle the cluster of wires running into it around and it will kick on and off. I'll be taking it back to the shop to have fix up the connector. It's a pain to get to because it's under the engine. Thanks for all your help, everyone!
Aug
12
comment 1995 Mercury Mystique - No more cool air from AC
Thanks, Mark. I've got the Chilton service book here too.
Aug
10
comment 1995 Mercury Mystique - No more cool air from AC
Thanks. I checked the compressor later today and it didn't seem to be running. Gonna get under the car with a multimeter soon and see if I can figure out if there's something up with the relay.
Aug
9
comment 1995 Mercury Mystique - No more cool air from AC
I took it on a drive today and the air worked for maybe 5-10 minutes, but then reverted to outside air temperatures. My best guess is that the compressor seized up, but I did not get out to check it out. (Late for work!)
Aug
9
comment 1995 Mercury Mystique - No more cool air from AC
Thanks! I will look at that too. I took it on a drive today and the air worked for maybe 5-10 minutes, but then reverted to outside air temperatures. My best guess is that the compressor seized up, but I did not get out to check it out. (Late for work!)
Aug
9
comment 1995 Mercury Mystique - No more cool air from AC
Thanks for the tips! I just went out and checked on it... magically everything is pretending to work now. The compressor is running, cool air is coming out. Planning to drive for at least a couple hours tomorrow so I will see what happens. Right now I am leaning towards low freon - I'll have to see if it shuts off after running for awhile, it's likely to be hot out tomorrow.
Aug
8
comment 1995 Mercury Mystique - No more cool air from AC
My mechanic told me that exactly! Said he had a hell of a time getting it disconnected, something about the hoses getting fused into it?
Aug
8
awarded  Student
Aug
7
awarded  Supporter
Aug
7
asked 1995 Mercury Mystique - No more cool air from AC