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post #31 of 242 (permalink) Old 06-24-2003, 09:45 AM
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Good luck selling it! I've been advertising mine for the last month with no luck.
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post #32 of 242 (permalink) Old 06-24-2003, 10:11 AM
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Good luck selling it! I've been advertising mine for the last month with no luck.
I didn't even think to check the for sale forum here. I could have helped us both out. I paid $70 for mine, plus shipping. I would like to have known where I got have got one for $42. None of the aftermarket places had it. Maybe if you were real tight with the guy at the parts counter at the local dealer you could pick one up that cheap.
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wtf would cause it to hiss inside the car??
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post #34 of 242 (permalink) Old 06-25-2003, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Hell, you could even go to the parts yard and check for a wreck 97, in which they actually changed the style and everything. Thats what I did, and got mine for less than $5. Btw, when I get my pictures back, I'll post them and show the difference between the 2 transducers.
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post #35 of 242 (permalink) Old 06-26-2003, 12:32 AM
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the hissing is the refrigerent going through the expansion valve and expanding in the evaporator. Its perfectly normal, although if memory serves me right...it gets louder if the refrigerent charge is low. Dont quote me on that though. If its blowing cold air and all the functions on the climate control work, i doubt anything is wrong with it
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post #36 of 242 (permalink) Old 06-29-2003, 09:37 AM
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Update:
Installing a new transducer fixed my problems described in an earlier post. The compressor now runs when it is supposed to and the radiator fans do not run on high constantly.
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And I bet it was easy to do too. Probably a couple minutes of work, and easy enough to do yourself!
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yea i recharged it and it stopped the hissing but its so friggin weird and im totaly clueless on this but theres like a whining noise whenver the a/c and only when the a/c is and it is related to engine speed cause as the rpms get higher it gets louder directly proprtinal to rpms, i have no idea at all what this could be.
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'94 3.5 A/C transducer wiggle

I have a '94 3.5 with the 'wiggle the transducer and the A/C comes on' problem. I played around with the connector to no avail, and I'm guessing that the terminals inside the transducer are actually the problem. Inserting the connector slowly or pushing it slightly to one side must temporarily (maybe for 1 second, maybe for a day) make the connection again. And yes, the compressor clutch does engage, not just the fan.

I can get the new one from a dealer, but why won't any junkyards sell them? Even if they have the car, they want to sell it with the condensor or they say they 'can't' sell it to me.
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how many times have you needed to recharge it? Its possible that there is a little bit to little oil in the compressor and its making noise...but that tends to be more of a knocking noise. Either way...its probably a good idea to add some PAG 100 to the system since some has obviously leaked out with the refirgerent. Other than that...without looking at the car its kind of hard to say what it is. Have a tech look at it...they give free estimates usually.
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Re: '94 3.5 A/C transducer wiggle

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I have a '94 3.5 with the 'wiggle the transducer and the A/C comes on' problem. I played around with the connector to no avail, and I'm guessing that the terminals inside the transducer are actually the problem. Inserting the connector slowly or pushing it slightly to one side must temporarily (maybe for 1 second, maybe for a day) make the connection again. And yes, the compressor clutch does engage, not just the fan.

I can get the new one from a dealer, but why won't any junkyards sell them? Even if they have the car, they want to sell it with the condensor or they say they 'can't' sell it to me.
The junkyards may be under the same false impression I was when I assumed that all the refrigerent would be lost if I removed the transducer. On the other hand, sometimes junkyard owners just have a different view on things and want to be contrary. If you found one that had the condensor already busted up then they would probably just sell you the transducer.
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Unfortunately, in my case, when I removed the transducer, all the refrigerant leaked out because the schrader valve was bad. So now I have a new schrader valve and a new transducer.

The cheapest I could find at a junkyard here was $25 - with no guarantees. I decided not to press my luck and spent the $90 at the dealer.
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where is the low side port on the 2.7? on the 3.2/3.5, it's right on top of the compressor, but on the 2.7, it isn't. didn't pay much attention to it when i swapped engines, but now i can't find the [email protected] thing... ?
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dont know...the 2.7 isnt a first gen motor...never looked at one in person...just follow the lines from the firewall...one should go directly to the compressor. this is the suction line and somewhere connected to it or on it there will be a service valve.
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I like to do my own work, but being able to put vacuum on the A/C
system seems to be the best way, but not the easiest without spending too many $ on equipment. Any tricks or shortcuts? Cheaper alternatives? I thought if I could fix the problem myself, then have it professionally charged if that would be better. If I do it myself and I finally figure out what it is (I'm thinking I have a leak somewhere) and have to tear into the system, how do I know how much replacement oil should be injected?

One more question: If the leak turns out to be the compressor, are the shaft seals hard to replace? Or is it too much trouble and better off with a new compressor.

All right, just thought of one more. Am I wasting $ by doing this myself? I checked one garage and they told me $100 just for finding a leak, if that is the issue. That's why I would rather do it myself. Advice is needed! Thanks!
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