A/C problem

Discussion in 'The Big Chill' started by Daves69, Jul 14, 2019 at 8:30 AM.

  1. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

    Helping a friend with a 71 Corvette A/C system. Problem has us really scratching our heads.

    Pro6ten compressor, new parallel condensor, POA eliminator, New expansion valve, 134 refrigerant.

    System starts and operates normally , after a few minutes the compressor starts to really load up causing the belt to slip bad. Turn off the compressor and restart works ok for a while then starts to slip again.

    Low side pressure is operating in the 25 to 40 psi range of the POA eliminator switch. High pressures are less than 300 psi.

    Leaning toward to a bad compressor since we have replaced everything else.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. 1973gs

    1973gs Well-Known Member

    What's less than 300 on the high side? 300 is probably a little high on the high side, unless it's well over 100* outside. What type of cooling fan are you using? I sounds like it may be a little overcharged. I would try placing a heavy duty fan on the floor in front of the condenser and see if the high side drops a little and see if it functions better. If it does, you'll need a better fan. Make sure that all air ducting, the front air dam, and fan shroud are in place. Since corvettes don't have a grill, all air must come from under the bumper.
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2019 at 1:48 PM
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