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boduke01d 09-03-2013 03:30 PM

A/C compressor not getting power and blower smell
 
Hi,

I never knew my A/c didnt work until this summer. When i checked it out myself i found that A/c or Max a/c didnt matter, the compressor just wouldnt come on. The blower worked fine, (and now) the blower when selected on A/c or max a/c produces and awful smell. The smell is similar to a mix of dead mice and or old sweaty socks, or mold, or something of that sort. its so bad that even with the windows down and driving i can still smell it. Dad and i tested the circuit and found the relay for the compressor to be good, and the high pressure switch and low pressure switch were closed, meaning there must be a good gas charge in it for both switches to be calling for A/c. the problem is the compressor is not getting any power? Wondering where the wire goes after the relay and up to the compressor? and a possibility as to where the smell is coming from?

Note that the heat works fine, and when the blower for the heater comes on, there is not a trace of any smell? i thought that was weird. As it is a project to remove a dash and then the evaporator, i was wondering if anyone else has some knowledge on this issue? Thanks,
Devin.

RogerRamJet 09-04-2013 01:14 AM

First off, disconnect the power connector to the compressor, turn the a/c on to max a/c and check for voltage in the switch.
Can't really go any farther till we know if there's power to the compressor.

boduke01d 09-05-2013 02:57 PM

thats the thing there isnt any power getting to it. inside the relay i can hear it click when my dad turned the a/c switch on in the dash, which means it is trying to send the power to the compressor.

GTyankee 09-05-2013 04:09 PM

There may be some answers for you
type the words
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