1993 Eldorado w/ the 4.9L engine. Haven't used the AC in 2 years since it had started popping the
AC fuse after turning the AC on. I think I know where to head and that is to the AC clutch power line
to see if the AC Clutch is shorted out, or if the wiring harness to the AC clutch is shorted out.
2 questions for the group:
1. Where is the wire to the AC Clutch? I can see a wire coming off the compressor near the lower
radiator hose. If I am standing on the passenger side of the engine and looking @ the compressor,
the wire is at the 1 or 2 o'clock position relative to the AC Clutch/Compressor pulley. Is this wire I need
to get at?
2. If the wire in #1 above is the correct one, how do I get at it? There is so much stuff stuffed in the area
around the compressor that I found it impossible to get at the wire. Has anyone gone into this area
and have any tips to get my sausage fingers in there?
By the way, if I am missing any other possible causes of the fuse popping, please let me know. Thanks.
It might provide some insight...
Simply put, get under there and disconnect the compressor from the wiring and replace the fuse. If it blows, you probably have a bad diode there if it has one.... sometimes they don't....
If it doesn't it probably has a bad clutch coil (which was my problem). Lucky for me I had a 'spare' to use...