Stupid a/C question
Just bought an 88 Wrangler (first Jeep). It's a 2.5 5spd, and according to the VIN (CarFax) an S model - which, I think, is the base-base. It's got it's nicks and dings, but for a 25 year old vehicle, it appears to be very well cared for.
To my surprise, it appears that I not only have power steering (from what I've seen here, that's not an uncommon upgrade to even the S), but it has A/C! It may even be factory, considering that the fascia and buttons match the rest of the interior for nicks and fading.
However, I have no idea how to use it! LOL I figured out how to turn it on (twist left button) - I think - that at least turns the fans on. But, I have no idea what the 2nd knob (right) is for - it doesn't seem to pull out or twist (I didn't force it).
I get good strong fan response on all three positions, but the compressor (clutch) won't engage. Do I have to do something with the 2nd knob to get the compressor to turn on? I tested the leads to the clutch on the compressor, and with A/C fan on or off, no juice.
I don't know if that means a bad wire further back, bad mag clutch, or if it's not supposed to be on because I didn't turn it on correctly. I can't force the clutch to engage because this compressor seems to be hard wired into the jeep - no harness clip (A cyan blue wire leads behind mag clutch, and a ground wire attaches to compressor housing). I really don't want to cut the wires just to test the clutch.
I know A/C sucks power, and I have the top off - so a/c isn't very useful. But, I'd like to know how to operate anyway.
Thanks in advance!
2nd knob on mine turns clockwise to adj cool level. Perhaps your its already turned to the max.. try the other direction.. or its stripped..
My suggestion...Leave the right knob on max, and adjust the fan speed down when your knees get too cold. :thumb:
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