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Air Conditioner switch

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07-26-04, 07:36 PM   #1  
Air Conditioner switch

I took the compressor, hoses and accumulater off my sons wrecked 93 bonneville 3800 and put it on my 92 Olds 88 (same motor). And I would like to know how to get the compressor to engage so I can charge the system. Thanks

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07-27-04, 04:34 AM   #2  
Do you have a vacuum pump to evacuate the system and test equipment to do a leak check? Frankly, since you've done all the expensive work, I would take it to an ac specialty shop to get it recharged. Among other things they can do a leak check after getting it charged.

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07-27-04, 01:54 PM   #3  
The switch to jumper is on the accumulator but I would make sure I pulled a vacuum and possibly add about 2 ounces of oil to the system.Replacing the accumulator would be a good idea also as would the orifice tube.

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