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Old 07-27-2013, 03:08 PM   #1
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I need to refill my freon. My AC Clutch does not engage when turned on due to being empty in the compressor. I need it on to allow new freon to be put in. I did the jump technique and it engaged, but the wire got hot very fast.


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You shouldn't have to jump it just turn the air on inside the car. It will be slow to take refrigerant at first with the compressor cycling on and off. Jumping the terminals will burn out the compressor.
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^^this^^

Turn on A/C connect the can and start charging, the compressor will start to cycle on and off.
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That worked perfectly. Though I had my car try to give out when my gas was low. It wouldn't accel. I think it might need a new fuel pump. Once I put gas in it the issue went away. Though upon removal of the gas cap extreme pressure almost strong enough to shoot the gas cap off. It was extremely hot too.
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That worked perfectly. Though I had my car try to give out when my gas was low. It wouldn't accel. I think it might need a new fuel pump. Once I put gas in it the issue went away. Though upon removal of the gas cap extreme pressure almost strong enough to shoot the gas cap off. It was extremely hot too.
What gas cap?
It's normal for there to be pressure in the gas tank.
That's how the PCM knows the evap system is working properly.
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The pressure was enough to possibly make the gas cap explode out hard enough to go accross the lot.
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The pressure was enough to possibly make the gas cap explode out hard enough to go accross the lot.
That's not normal.
However if the tank was really low, the fuel in it will get hot due to the fuel being sent back to the tank from the fuel pressure regulator being heated as it cycles through the engine compartment.
Thet would cause the excessive pressure.
There is a warning lable about removing the cap slowly, is there not?
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Yea but that pressure is causing the car to not accelerate appropriately when low on fuel.
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Yea but that pressure is causing the car to not accelerate appropriately when low on fuel.
I doubt very seriously that the pressure is the problem.
All the presure would do is help the fuel pump.
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Well idk then. Once I released the pressure it drive fine. Plus I get this wierd noise from my rearend that sounds like a loud pressure back up like when metals being bent
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Well idk then. Once I released the pressure it drive fine. Plus I get this wierd noise from my rearend that sounds like a loud pressure back up like when metals being bent
But you also put gas in it right?

Wonder if the pressure is disforming the gas tank.

If it builds extreme pressure something is wrong.
But, it's normal for the tank to have about a pound or so of vapor pressure in it.
That's how the Evap system and PCM know there's not a leak.
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But you also put gas in it right?

Wonder if the pressure is disforming the gas tank.

If it builds extreme pressure something is wrong.
But, it's normal for the tank to have about a pound or so of vapor pressure in it.
That's how the Evap system and PCM know there's not a leak.
I did gas her up. But she wouldn't budge on the highway until the pressure was gone. I think my charcoal evap is clogged. I can't check because her foot is broke and in the trunk

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