|05-26-2013 02:06 PM|
|reissigree||I appreciate it!|
|05-24-2013 05:40 PM|
|ChiliPep99||I agree that it looks like you're cycling too fast. That is typically caused by low freon level. Given the ac is a closed system that would mean a leak somewhere in the system. You can get a decent set of high and low pressure gauges from Harbor Freight for not a lot of money. That will help you diagnose your system. Good luck!|
|05-24-2013 05:02 PM|
|flflash||All TJ's hold 1.6 lbs of R-134a Freon.|
|05-24-2013 04:40 PM|
|reissigree||Alright well down here in Houston it's humid and hot as hell and I have to dress up for work.|
|05-24-2013 03:48 PM|
It's not the heat in Florida, it's the 90+ % humidity that kills you. Even with the top and doors off and spidershade, you'll still sweat ur balls off.
I've heard it can take up to 3 cans of refrigerant to top off system.
|05-24-2013 03:36 PM|
|flflash||LOL, Here in Florida I drive around with the safari top on and the AC blowing wide open, best of both worlds I guess!|
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|05-21-2013 06:32 PM|
|OhSixTJ||Looks like it's cycling too too frequently. That's assuming you have it on max with the doors open. If you do, you might be low on freon.|
|05-21-2013 06:27 PM|
Be careful AC systems work under high pressures and can hurt you plus escaping freon is so cold it can burn skin and destroy eyes.
If your not comfortable working with it it's best to pay a professional to diagnose and repair.
|05-21-2013 06:21 PM|
I cant read your gauge in the video but normaly it should cycle the clutch at approx 15-20lbs with no hi pressure gauge theres no way to way to tell if your hi side pressures are to high.
Some things to look at?
Is your fan clutch working properly?
Do you have good air flow through the condensor? ( lay a shop rag agianst the condensor in front of the radiator it should stick there due to air flow )
With just a lo pressure gauge you cant tell if there's a restriction in the system or if it's still low on freon, if you can borrow one check the pressures on the high and low side. At 1500 rpm with airflow through the radiator and the AC fan on high the low side should be around 25-30 psi and the High side should be 200 and 250 psi. It varies with humidity and outside air temp.
If testing that way you have very low low pressure and very high high pressure you have a restriction.
|05-21-2013 05:53 PM|
Heck my Jeep doesn't even have AC and believe me Georgia has some hot very humid summers and I don't miss AC at all.
|05-21-2013 05:39 PM|
AC not blowing cold
Here's a video of my clutch engaging and disengaging. Is this normal?
VID_20130318_205058.mp4 - YouTube
I charged the system with a can of refrigerant to no avail. What should my next steps be before taking it to the shop? I appreciate it!