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    Having problem with AC?

    Are any of you guys having problems with your AC? Like it not being cold? Well for the past 2 and a half weeks, I've been driving around with my windows rolled down cause my AC sucked. But today when I was at a friends house, he and Verdugo noticed something wasnt plugged. Well they plugged it. On the way home I turned on the AC and damn it was cold! So make sure the damn thing is plugged!

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    where was this "plug" at that wasnt connected?
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    If you look from where your emblem is, move straight up and you should see this 2 plugs. They SHOULD be connected. Mine wasn't.

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    It's right next to the alternator...it's a light brown connector. Ivan said "What the hell? Why is this unplugged?" and I said "Hey you know he told me earlier he was having problems with his AC..."

    Ivan then said "Armin, check if yours is plugged in!" so I ran to my car and checked..."Yep, it's plugged in!" Then Ivan plugged it in and POOF the AC works!
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    If youre referring to the connector directly above the A/C compressor, its the one that sends the signal to activate the clutch on your compressor, which is what actually allows the refrigerant (and hence the air) to be cooled...

    Why wasn't it plugged in?
    Someone in quality control was asleep that day...


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    Can someone post a picture? I checked for a brown plug, and did not see one I have the same A/C problems (live in the mid-west) and want the A/C to always blow frigid.

    thanks in advance

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    If that connector is OK then you should also check the ground, just behind it on the intake manifold. Also make sure your AC fan (ie the one that should come on when you turn on the AC). if youre AC is cold when youre moving, but heats up from light to light, then that might be the problem.

    You also have to remember that the system is designed not to take up to much hp. Part of the sacrifice for having a little 4cyl engine with loads of power.

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    My A/C problem is simply that the A/C will blow cold for a while, and then the fan keeps blowing, but with less cold air. If I turn the A/C off then on again, its fine and the cycle starts again.

    I was plugged in. i think I am going to insulate some of the A/C piping and see what happens

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