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    A/C Problem question

    What do you guys think this could be.
    I turn on the a/c and after about 15 min the car temp goes up not rapidly. After one bar over normal i turn it off and it goes back down.
    Can it be the compressor?


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    Re: A/C Problem question

    A/C does put a little extra load on hte engine, but I wouldn't expect to see that. Besides, when you turn the A/C on it activates the cooling fans so if anything, I'd expect it to go down.

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    Re: A/C Problem question

    The best thing to do is to take some electrical tape and cover the gauge....

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    Re: A/C Problem question

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarop1999 View Post
    What do you guys think this could be.
    I turn on the a/c and after about 15 min the car temp goes up not rapidly. After one bar over normal i turn it off and it goes back down.
    Can it be the compressor?
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    base model Deville - with the digital cluster -

    one "extra" bar on the temp with the AC on -
    I wouldn't give it a second thought -

    if you leave the AC on - does the temp keep raising -
    or does it stay 1 bar above "normal" -

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    Re: A/C Problem question

    also im constantly having to put coolant every 2 weeks...

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    Re: A/C Problem question

    Oh, that changes everything. You have to give us ALL the facts. You have a leak somewhere. Hopefully it's external. Your mission is to locate it.

    Tip: Dried Dex leaves a chalky white telltale residue.

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    Re: A/C Problem question

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarop1999 View Post
    also im constantly having to put coolant every 2 weeks...
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    also im constantly having to put coolant every 2 weeks...
    ya - like Ranger said - that changes EVERYTHING -

    FIRST - VERY IMPORTANT -
    face NORTH -
    BOW to the Northstar Gods -
    and repeat "PLEASE - PLEASE - PLEASE" -

    THEN - do a PRESSURE TEST -

    you can "rent" a pressure test kit for free from AutoZone -
    or other big chain stores -

    hopefully you will find an external leak -

    SECOND -
    check the PURGE LINE -
    do a search - it's been discussed a million times
    here - the Eldo/Seville forum - and NorthstarPerformance forum -

    LAST -
    do a BLOCK TEST -
    it too has been discussed a million times -

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    Re: A/C Problem question

    The leak is coming from a welded part of my new catalytic converter..

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    Re: A/C Problem question

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarop1999 View Post
    The leak is coming from a welded part of my new catalytic converter..
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    there shouldn't be any coolant in any part of the exhaust system -

    if it IS dripping from the cat -
    you have big engine problems -
    like failed head gaskets -

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    Re: A/C Problem question

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarop1999 View Post
    The leak is coming from a welded part of my new catalytic converter..
    Ohoh!

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    Re: A/C Problem question

    but the thing is the car doesnt over heat unless i turn on the a/c and if it does the heater seems to cool down the temp.

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    Re: A/C Problem question

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarop1999 View Post
    but the thing is the car doesnt over heat unless i turn on the a/c and if it does the heater seems to cool down the temp.
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    re-read #7 -

    DO everything in #7 -

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    Re: A/C Problem question

    That might be one of them new fangled water cooled cat converters I done heard about.
    Seriously though do what Bass has said.

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    Re: A/C Problem question

    do i have to empyt out the coolant before removing the purge line to maintenance? it

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    To check for flow? no. The purge line inlet is above the proper coolant level.

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