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Re: High Miler
« Reply #690 on: September 12, 2019, 09:37:52 AM »
pretty sure that's a sign of bad shock or spring (bet you already know that too).

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« Reply #691 on: September 12, 2019, 10:33:35 AM »
just put some extra air in ;)

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« Reply #692 on: September 27, 2019, 09:02:25 AM »
Tried to bypass failed ac compressor before the meeting Wednesday. Forgot that the compressor needs to be removed to move the tensioner to no-ac position so I put that on hold.

So I guess I should just do the full repair (for the second if not third time). At least parts are getting cheaper with age. Under $300 for a full “kit.”

Ordered an ac system pressure transducer too. Only diagnosable via scan tool, but its what should trigger the engine cooling fan, and do all system pressure protection, which has appeared not to function properly for a couple years.
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« Reply #693 on: September 27, 2019, 09:21:04 AM »
Did you prioritized A/C over front end issues, at this part of the year? Lol

I haven’t have a A/C failure in my 2nd gen Ram in almost 10 years. All issues I had with A/C were from something else.

Try find a new OEM compressor and maybe that’ll last longer?

What this full ‘kit’ include? Absolute guaranteed repair job will be to replace everything...

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« Reply #694 on: September 27, 2019, 09:45:43 AM »
When I was stranded once by an unplugged but bad ac compressor locking up on me once, yes. It’s a priority for sure.

And yes the kit it everything but evap and liquid line. I’ve done the dance a couple times. Pressures were never perfect on this install, plus it pushed Freon out due to overpressure several times. It still lasted 60k.
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #695 on: October 13, 2019, 05:45:04 PM »
Everything replaced, clutch won’t engage. Gave it 12v and it clicks so it seems that the ECU isn’t calling for ac. Or i have a coincidental wiring issue (seems far fetched). No codes. Tried old pressure transducer and it doesn’t have it fire, either - and that one let it run ALL the time.

$3000 for a scan tool to see what the ECU really is doing. Pretty great. I love a totally integrated power module.

At least it should be a reliable serpentine accessory system and I can drive the truck again, but fuck is that frustrating.
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« Reply #696 on: October 13, 2019, 05:54:17 PM »
I lied. I hadn’t j stalled the old transducer. It’s high limit is bad but it’s low limit works. Clutch engages. Not going to charge now though since the fucking schraeder for the transducer port is bad and leaks enough that I can’t install a new sensor with seal.
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #697 on: October 13, 2019, 06:20:13 PM »
Double dummy: schreader out of the old drier was right size for transducer port. Just need to get new OE transducer and swap. Should be 100% in a few aside from high pressure protection. So back to status quo from previous 3yr.

That’s why I post that shit when i get frustrated. It makes me think even if it takes a minute
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Re: High Miler
« Reply #698 on: October 13, 2019, 06:58:15 PM »
At least it should be a reliable serpentine accessory system and I can drive the truck again, but fuck is that frustrating.

How come you didn’t just bypass it to get by?

FWIW
https://www.turbodieselregister.com/threads/belt-routing.252170/


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Re: High Miler
« Reply #699 on: October 13, 2019, 08:11:22 PM »
Have to remove the compressor to use no-ac routing. That means leaving the system open. Thought I addressed this.

I carry a no-ac belt. Changing the serpentine on that truck is murder. Worst serp I ever do. And I’m not going to not fix the aircon, so best to just do it.

Nice to know I have a transducer issue now and not on the first hot weekend in June, right?
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