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Old 01-21-2015, 10:55 AM   #29
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Nice, did you buy it cause it matched the dog? , I almost didn't see him there.
Baxter is a dog training client's dog that is staying with me, he is my buddy when he is here.
I have 3 Danes, a Boxer, and a terrier of my own to ride with me and the wife.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:18 AM   #30
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AC diagnostic

Dug into the AC issue today
1. AC Clutch is not engaging, that may be the only problem.
2. I only can find one wire going to the AC compressor, which might be right, as it is already grounded,
So now I am tracing the wiring, and trying get a sense of how it works. going to go through the wiring manuals

Things to add to my list.

1. The heater core is not hooked up, which means the core may be bad
However there are radiator hoses running to a rear heater core under the bed.
and I I have figured out what mysterious switch with no name is.
It runs the rear heater core fan, but the engine must be on for it to work,
So, basically I have no climate control in the dash. AC is handled by the roof unit, and heat by the furnace, and heater core in the rear.
Will be putting a heater core in the front., and connecting it.

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2. The electric radiator fans turn but they are weak, so i will be replacing those.

3. Found a couple of loose vacuum hoses, think I know where they go, but will track that down.

4. I am going to start mapping, labeling, and documenting "stuff" so i can reference what goes where in the future
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:40 AM   #31
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I like it, and the dog matches also!!!!! If I could get a tile that looks as good as yours I would pull the carpet and replace with tiles. Are those tiles or linoleum. It sure looks nice.
I have one of those rear heaters and it really cranks out the heat, and yes with the MH running.
I took and sprayed the connection with Tri-Flow under the hood to loosen it up. On mine it's mounted in-front of the heater core and all the dirt/sand/salt gets in there, it's just behind the grill, bad location. It really helped with moving the lever on the heat control on the dash.
Our heater really works good with the Dash heat so far we haven't needed to use the furnace while under way.
0-60 in 20 minutes just using those 2 source's
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Your Ac clutch goes thru a pressure switch, you'll find it in the high pressure line, if you system needs charging the clutch won't engage, there is only one wire to the clutch.
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Agree one wire, follow the small line till you find the switch
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There's also a temp cutoff on the compressor. It's usually just clipped to the compressor mounting bracket. Jumpering across will test whether it's good or not.

If you find that your heater valve is broken and the reason is cabling from the heater control panel, I have an electric solution.
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:56 PM   #35
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Harley, Whem, and JPlant. Thanks!!!!
Got a meter on the wire, nothing. so now i need to track those switches.

I am pretty sure it is out of Freon, and doubt it was converted from the original R12
Learning a bit as i go, it has been a while since i poke around and old engine.
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Old 01-21-2015, 04:12 PM   #36
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FYI check the maker of the compressor as many motorhomes used a aftermarket mfg. for the dash air (our is ARA). Also you can use propane in place of r-12. only down side is if you have a accident you might cause a fire with it but as long as it is in the system it is safe (no air/oxygen)
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Found the switches,
No Freon in the system,
I do not think it was converted from R=12 as the valves are the old r-12 type.
Going to see about charging it with 134, or whatever the freon of the day is, with the leak detector dye, and see where we are with that.
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i can buy R-12A note the a locally here not at auto parts at a car ac shop
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There are many substitutes sold as R12, it's not a big deal on changing it over to 134. I changed several of my older truck systems over by simply evacuating the system of R12 (in your case it already seems drained) screwed on the fittings and installed the 134.

On the few trucks that leaked down after a few years it was cheaper to top off the system rather than hunt down leaks.
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SPRITZ,,,,yes it was fiberglass....it was on a fleetwood southwind....


thats a great looking dane, we had a couple awhile back a mother and son,,mother paSSed away years ago and hoss her son which was a mearl color got with our black lab, yup we had a litter of labradanes.....the last one came out mearl color we still have him...named him earl....now mom and dad are gone...
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We use hot shot as it was suggested as a reliable direct replacement by a local commercial company.

It works well and not difficult to source.

If you know someone who can get it for you...
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Got the conversion to 134a "stuff" got the compressor clutch to and it made quite the racket before it quit for good, suspect the clutch, and compressor are shot.
So, I guess i will start by ordering those parts, and a few other things, and get back to that project later.
In better news, I found a home for the homeless vacuum hoses, hose was broken, and I found the other half of it, black with yellow strip, and put them together.
hook other hose into the vacuum system tank,
one of the the softball sizes ball on the right side top of the hood compartment.
Connecting it all up, did not change anything, as far as i can tell, but who knows, it must have some purpose.
need to find a home for a couple of purple wires eventually.
sort of dread the AC compressor job, I was hoping for a more positive outcome.
Oh well, can't be fairy dust, and unicorns everyday.
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