Yep, fans are getting power, they always come on when the engine gets hot enough.
After scouring through threads, it seems that others have had the bad check valve, which will release refrigerant when replacing the transducer. Although, right now, there is no pressure in the system and the compressor clutch will still engage, so I think the problem is apart from the fact that the check valve is bad.
At this point, looks like I'm going to replace the transducer, since it is involved with control of the compressor and fans. Seems the most likely culprit to me. The only thing is that from most of the posts I've read, it seems that when the transducer goes bad, it usually gets stuck in a state where the compressor will NOT engage. However, that doesn't mean they can't fail the way mine seems to have.
I was wondering, when the compressor engages for the defrost mode, do the fans kick on?
Also, if I replace the transducer and it stops the compressor from engaging as it should, how can I verify that it will kick the fans on when the compressor does engage? Would I be able to take out the compressor clutch relay and jump the contacts? Or just have it charged and see what happens?
Edit: Yep the valve is in the discharge (pretty sure) line, not sure if it can be changed out or not, and the sensor screws into the line, then the connector plugs into the sensor.
Last edited by 94Beater; 06-07-2012 at 06:31 PM.
Reason: Edit: Yep the valve is in the discharge (pretty sure) line, not sure if it can be changed out or not. And the sensor just s