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2012 ford fusion AC #5436743 05/23/20 12:53 PM
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BILs car, 3.0 V6. No AC. Jumpered the relay and the compressor came on, and it swallowed a can of R134a, showing 20 pounds on the low side at 75'F ambient. The rad fans came on as the can was consumed, and the vent temps dropped nicely to the mid-40s. It'll go below 32 when I rev to 2500 RPM but I don't want to freeze things up.

I am familiar with the evaporator temp sensors going wonky, as per this thread. Probed mine for ohms, shows 14 mega-ohms (and variable), a plausible but warm-ish 120'F per that chart. Still, it could be that temp in the hot sun near the firewall, maybe? I did try splicing in some resistors, in my case, 33 MOhms worth, without improvement. In fact it seems to have panicked and chosen defroster during some of my experiments.

Also, the underhood relay coil contacts confuse me. One shows ~3 volts, and the other a bunch, but not infinite, ohms to ground.


Re: 2012 ford fusion AC [Re: eljefino] #5436751 05/23/20 01:13 PM
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Fuse 47, 10 amp was blown! The ~3 volts at the relay was probably "phantom power". She all good! /thread

Re: 2012 ford fusion AC [Re: eljefino] #5439874 05/27/20 05:30 AM
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Sounds like 20 ish PSI is some what low for suction pressure , maybe due to 75F ambient temp .

The temp / pressure for 32F is 27.8 PSI . The evaporator coil may very well freeze up / frost .

As soon as the ambient gets to the 90's F , recheck it and probably need to add some more refrigerant .

All this is said assuming it is R134a .

Best of luck to you , :-)

God bless
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