Not quite sure what's going on with my A/C. That whole feature of my vehicle has always been a gray area for me.
Anyway, it doesn't work. Compressor doesn't kick over. It still spins freely if I spin it manually, there isn't a lot of resistance or anything, but it doesn't work/pump. If I hit the AC button, the light still comes on, fans still work, but the compressor doesn't come on and there's no noticeable change in idle or 'strain' on the engine as would usually happen.
I really don't know if this could be electrical or have to do with belt tension or if it could be refrigerant levels or what. Like I said, a little clueless with AC.
It stopped working basically when the guide/tensioner pulley took a **** on me. My belt ate all the way through the plastic on the old pulley, so I replaced my belts and got a new tensioner pulley. While I didn't know what had been going on with it until a little while later, I knew something was wrong because my ac obviously wasn't working. This leads me to believe that my refrigerant level is probably fine. To me, it doesn't seem like a pulley going out and the belt losing tension would affect the plumbing. But, I could be wrong as I don't know a lot about this stuff.
Having watched one of the periodic reviews on nasioc, they had a section on the ac and it clearly showed that when you hit the ac button, the compressor starts going. Mine doesn't do that, obviously. So I'm not sure where to start or what to do.
I guess any suggestions would be great. Thanks.