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Old 09-03-2013, 03:30 PM
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Default A/C compressor not getting power and blower smell


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,
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