Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Bob Hogan, Nov 12, 2016.
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Another oldie, but goodie
It's farg'n hot out there lately. Not a good time to be outside working, but I'm replacing the A/C system in the truck now. It got moved up to the top of Momma's hot list after our last trip north. I said take the Jeep, but she insisted on driving up in the truck. She couldn't say that I didn't give her fair warning, but I still had to hear about it none-the-less...
!!! WHY HAVEN'T YOU FIXED THIS A/C YET !!!!
Tearing the entire system down now.... new components on the way.
My new friend baby hawk posing for me
That's a cool friend to have!
Good Old Tune For sure !!!!
Good Now you got the green light to fix it and be done with that parts.... You go with your bad self buddy !!!!!
I agree.... Good to keep some of them Critters away !!!!
TGIF Y'all.... I think it's 5 O'Clock somewhere !!! Cheers
Good Morning Y'all.... Hot Hot Hot here in SO-CAL...
One of my Buddys Projects.... Oh Boy, Cant wait to get ahold of the load pedal on this thing...
Finished pulling all of the A/C components off the truck yesterday morning, save one.
The hardest part was figuring how to get the compressor out without taking half the truck apart first just to remove it. I saw a lot of posts where guys had removed all of the engine coolant hoses, and the oil filter, then pulled it out from above. I was desperately trying to avoid all that, and thankfully I was successful there. I knew there was enough room to drop it out the bottom, it was just a question of getting the compressor at the right angles. It was never going to happen with the hoses still attached to the compressor, so I had to disconnect them first. The issue there is the fact that the refrigerant hose connections are on the top of the compressor buried under all of those previously mentioned items, so I had to break the compressor free first, then roll it around to get to those connections. Once I had remove the hoses from the top of compressor, I reached down and grabbed the compressor at the clutch from above, and flipped it up, at which point it dropped right out through the bottom on it's own.
Next issue was the evaporator... I didn't want to have to pull the heater box either if I didn't have to; so I drilled a 4" Dia. Inspection// Clean Out port in the side of the heater box inside the truck. I'm assuming that the evaporator had been changed some time in the past, probably when the system was converted from R12 to R134, because the evaporator was very clean, and fairly new looking. I blew air through it via the connections at the firewall, and there didn't appear to be any noticeable restrictions in the unit, so I'm calling it good.
I also HAD to keep the Suction piping, since replacements are not available apparently... none that I've been able to find anyway.
It just crazy how some of these items that need to be serviceable are so hard to get to at times.... Its just nuts !!!
Yes sir.... The high side hose kits are available everywhere you look. I ordered a new one whether I needed it or not.
The low side hose kit with the thermal probe (Clutch Cycling Switch) assembly attached is M.I.A. however, so I'll be using the original. I haven't tested the thermal probe setup yet to see if it's still functioning correctly.
I know a lot of those fittings are available, Some the A/C shops around here fab up new hoses... Not sure around you?
Anyway, Hope its not in to bad of shape for you to use for a long time !!!
Hose, Tubing, and Fittings are fine... the cycling switch itself is the only unknown at this time. Fingers Crossed...
Greetings! The Mighty Dodge died on me on Saturday. I was driving around when it backfired thru the exhaust and then bucked and lurched for a few feet and died. I let it sit for about 15 minutes and it was a long crank to start. I drove it another mile and it died again. I had it flat bedded to my garage. It was near 100 out so I just left it and went home. I did a long search on the symptoms and it looks like the orange CPU took a dump. I bought one off the internet and it will be here tomorrow. Well, we have a tropical storm tomorrow so I'll swap CPU's on wednesday. On the other hand my original AM radio will be here tomorrow fully converted to AM/FM with a satellite option hook up.
I just that happen on my Dart , orange 4120505 box. The box is clean but I imagine it is old.
My wife came and tow roped me home about 20 miles .
I bought it about 5 years ago. But just got the car running this past year. It has about a 1,000 miles on it. Yes, it's the orange 4120505. I did swap the ballast resistor with a good one and no change. I"ll swap CPU's.
Classic example of Orange Box failure.... Start it up, drive a mile or so and it quits. Let it cool off for a hour or so, starts right up. Drive off and it dies on you again. Eventually it just quits altogether, and won't start anymore.
Common problem, especially with todays aftermarket boxes. They can be repaired, but it's not worth the time or the effort.
Another similar issue/problem arises when the pickup coil in the distributor goes bad (with electronic ignition, not points). It heats up and shorts out as your driving along, and then the engine dies. Same thing... let it cool off, and it will start right up again, and die as your driving down the road, eventually quitting altogether.