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WeebyWoodWorker

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So I've driven my little "Grandma Sedan" for 3 years now, It's a nice little car to be honest. Other than mine I've only ever seen one on the road. Got it from an older woman so despite it being a 92 I just hit 100K a little bit ago. I've had almost no problems with her expect for two or three things. My A/C's out which I don't mind most of the time except she tends to fog up, A lot. I've only turned on the A/C once, that was a mistake as it caught fire. My rear defrost also doesn't work however it did before I swapped the dash out when mine stopped working (The intermediate wiper level also stopped working, however it works when I turn on the left turn signal for whatever reason). My main problem with my 626 is the key. I go through them all the time as they don't go into the door all the way so they tend to rip halfway up. Anybody got any advice on the A/C?  Don't want to spend a fortune of her as I'm planning on getting an old Land Cruiser as my next car. I'd keep my little 626 but I'm guessing she can't exactly go off road all that well (I ain't trying that's for sure). I'll be selling her too a buddy of mine and I don't want to give him a death trap. Once it fogs up too much I have to drive with all the windows down for a bit, not too bad expect when the weather decides to well, be Oregon.  Any comments appreciated.

 

-T

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A/C out? Belt loose? Can the pulley turn? If you can hear the pump but it still feels hot its probably low on refrigerant. Can't hear the pump? Its likely faulty and/or the electronics around it. Depending where you are you can get a recharge kit from some auto parts stores. Likely though being a 1992 the seals inside could be breaking down, and compressor oil is mixing in, diluting everything preventing it from cooling. That is best sent in to the experts. Or if you know of a good functioning pump, swap it in. Be sure to safely drain the refrigerant though.

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Pumps out,  I finally decided to break down and take her to a shop. We'll see what goes on from there I guess.

 

-T

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Shop decided that is was going to take 1,800$ to fix. Yeah that ain't right. So, I'll have to find myself a replacement pump and put it in myself. Gonna be fun

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I bought an NOS Denso pump off my very favorite eBay reseller, who obtains inventory from closed stores/dealers, for a whole $90.

 

It was originally for the 90 626 but alas some jerk stole the car several months ago so it goes into my 91.

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