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I was excited to start detailing my car for the Good Guys show starting today at West world in Scottsdale. Was annoyed to find the battery dead when I began, so hooked up the charger while I some cleaning under the hood. I just put a new battery in about 3 weeks ago but had not driven it since, so whatever...got her started and remembered the relay stuck last time and decided to dig a bit further.
Let her warm up, fan should come on around 170 - it did not. Turned on A/c...nada. Kept her running until it reached 240. Ok, that's enough. Tapped the connector / relay a few times and nothing, with it running and air on, so I shut it off. Inspected the connector and, ah ha...big red wire connection at relay is black and crunchy - uh oh. Time to get out the manual.
Pulled aprt the connector and relay- ouch that's hot (relaay) and got a jumper...red to red/blk - oh my, a spark, not good. Pulled fan connector and then tried to jump same terminals, ok good - no spark. Test at fan connector - both are good. 
Ok, so here's the low down - when a shop replaced the A/C system a few years back, they had to add splices to the relay connector - and used crimp connectors. The red wire connector is pretty dark brown instead of the original bright yellow - should I replace and solder that connection? I'm pretty sure they just crimped it or just trace that wire - I believe it is the fusible link - and replace the whole thing?
I orded the upgrade relay and connector from Ecklers, but it does not look like I will get her to the Sunday Good Guys Event and will have to drive my Honda huh.gif

I have a replacement fan thanks to Shifty! Finally opened the thing he sent me a few years back when the a/c was replaced!

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Desertdawg

Maybe do a load test. Sounds like somethings pulling a lot of amperage to turn that connector brown. 

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Lurch

Fans pull a lot. you can use crimp terminals. The relays are available at truck dealerships. They will carry 70 amps. I will be at the coffee/bagel in the am if you want to talk about it. I can get you the relay, terminals and a mount if you want. I do a lot of relay installs..

 

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Ted Y
47 minutes ago, Lurch said:

Fans pull a lot. you can use crimp terminals. The relays are available at truck dealerships. They will carry 70 amps. I will be at the coffee/bagel in the am if you want to talk about it. I can get you the relay, terminals and a mount if you want. I do a lot of relay installs..

 

Very nice offer.

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F22trainer
12 hours ago, Ted Y said:

Very nice offer.

 

Indeed, and thank you.

Got plans to attend Good Guys this AM, so I miss the coffee and donuts this time but will be attending one real soon - hope to meet you then. 

I got the fan ready to install and the relay upgrade kit from Ecklers is on the way.

Thanks again! I will snap a few pics to show the carnage and post later...

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F22trainer

Finally found time and all the parts. Here is the old connector, new connector and sealed weatherpack upgrade relay.

 

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P51tj

Fjuan fiddy parts make it quicker???

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Desertdawg

That's funny Michael. That's the exact same plug I had to replace on my 82. Used to have pictures of the same exact melted part. 

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F22trainer

And, needless to say there was no better time to remove the salad and lawn clippings from radiator / condensor. Cooling system got a thorough flushing.

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F22trainer
2 hours ago, P51tj said:

Fjuan fiddy parts make it quicker???

Nope, cooler...

I can thank Sloryde Joe for that - when he installed the aux. cooling fan on the front side of the radiator.

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F22trainer

And, in all the excitement I forgot to mention this new fab and install:

 

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GOLDCYLON

I think that's the EXTRA crispy recipe lol. Yep they don't call the C4 the nose vacuum cleaner for nothing. You need a debris screen :ack

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F22trainer
16 hours ago, GOLDCYLON said:

I think that's the EXTRA crispy recipe lol. Yep they don't call the C4 the nose vacuum cleaner for nothing. You need a debris screen :ack

I actually have one - look closely in the third picture between the top of the shroud and the condensor..

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GOLDCYLON
2 hours ago, F22trainer said:

I actually have one - look closely in the third picture between the top of the shroud and the condensor..

Hmm was this pre trash install? Wow that's a lot of debris

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F22trainer
On April 28, 2016 at 8:42 AM, GOLDCYLON said:

Hmm was this pre trash install? Wow that's a lot of debris

Installed 4 years ago, just prior to a/c system overhaul...but has been 3 years since I cleaned it.:blink

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