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Pressure readings have us stumped!

sketchpadsrussketchpadsrus Posts: 2
edited June 2015 in Ford
Just want to thank you guys in advance for the advice.

While I understand A/C repair is rarely a DIY thing, I am working with a retired mechanic who does have the proper tools to fix most A/C problems. But this one has him stumped.

We're hoping someone can point us in the right direction.

I have a 1996 Ford Taurus that lost its A/C this spring. The air blows out just fine, but its not cool air.

When we attempted to add refrigerant, we got some odd pressure readings that confused him.

When we manually turn on (jump) the compressor, we get NO pressure readings, nothing. When we turn the compressor off, the pressure readings rise to the redline (too much pressure).

Any idea what would cause these pressure readings? We need some help in what we should check or replace first, because right now we're stumped.

Thank you!

--- Steve

Comments

  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 5,092
    Are you only looking at the low side gage?
  • Please close this thread, the car blew a head gasket and has been junked.   Thank you for the help.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 128,328

    Please close this thread, the car blew a head gasket and has been junked.   Thank you for the help.

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