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What did you do to your 3rd gen today??

Discussion in '3rd Gen 1997-2002 2.0L SOHC' started by ndlm8888, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Gamer92

    Gamer92 FEOA Donator

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    Yea I re-read your post and saw you didn't want the sticky ones my bad.

    I actually bought these a few months ago and returned them since I did not want the sticky stuff on my car. Do the ones you're looking for just slide on or something?
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    They fit in the weatherstripping channel where the glass rides up & down. This way, they can't be stolen or ripped off. Plus, I think they look more integrated & streamlined.
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    image.jpg image.jpg Today I changed the oil, rotated the tires, washed the inside of the rims while they were off, and changed CCRM's. At first the compressor did nothing and I got a pit in my stomach. I turned the a/c off and back on and the compressor would not turn off unless i turned off the knob in the car. It wasn't cycling on & off. I googled what might make the compressor not shut off, the first answer was it might not if it's idling and a very hot day. So I went for a ride around the block and it was ice ice cold and cycling on & off. I hope it's fixed.

    PS: you'll need a 5mm socket to get the bolt out of the wiring harness, and a 5.5mm socket for the two tiny screws holding the CCRM onto the mounting bracket. I had to look through a few tool sets I had to find a 5.5mm socket.
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    Is that a NOS CCRM?

    What made you pinpoint that as your problem?
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    Yep, it's new old stock. I got it on eBay a year or two ago. I figured one day I'd need it lol.
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    Good call. I'm trying to work out why my Navigator AC suddenly failed and has blown hot ever since.

    Tried a simple recharge and that wasted $40. Hate to throw parts at it though.

    Could be my compressor because I don't remember hearing it kick on but since the CCRM controls it...tried tapping that and it didn't do anything.

    It has 199k on it now but it runs so well and I've got so many new parts I might suck it up and replace the compressor and all the lines at one time. At least I'd have the compressor and leaks ruled out.
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    Replaced the fuel filter and spark plugs. Found a dry-rotted-to-hell vacuum hose connecting between the bottom of the throttle body to a plastic line that runs along the firewall to the passenger side of the engine compartment. I believe I found my idle issue... it idles even better now and my fuel economy improved immediately. Even better, Autozone gave me the 6" length of vacuum hose to fix it for free. I'm honestly surprised I didn't see the hose sooner, with all of the fuel filters I've replaced over the years. It was a good day today.
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    I see from the 2nd photo that you're missing the cap for the high side A/C connector. You might want to pick one up from the junkyard. It's not just a cosmetic thing, it keeps out dirt that could clog the valve or get into the system, and it also seals against minor valve leaks.
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    Just run a wire from the + battery post to the single connector on the compressor. If the clutch kicks in and the compressor runs, then it's not the compressor. Then the only things left are the low pressure cutoff switch on the receiver/drier, the high pressure cutoff switch next to the high side connector, and the CCRM A/C relay, with the CCRM being most likely to fail.

    Let us know if the clutch doesn't kick in when applying direct battery voltage.
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    Good idea. I'll give it a shot.
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    I thought that was just something for looks, I didn't know it did all that stuff too! I wonder if a parts store would have it as junkyards are not near here.
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    Just looked at rockauto, they have a cap kit for $3.24. I'll include it in my next order. Thanks!
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    RockAuto cap & valve kit https://www.rockauto.com/catalog/moreinfo.php?pk=5916006&cc=1380507 $3.24

    Obviously, you only want to use the caps. Keep the valve stems for future repairs.
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    Looks like we had the same thought about rockauto lol. Do you know if when replacing the two switches (low & high cutoffs) if you must open the a/c lines or do they just unscrew without losing refrigerant?
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    Both switches screw onto Schrader valve stems (like on tires or the fuel pressure port) that close and seal as you unscrew the switch. Two things you can change on the A/C system without a discharge/recharge (the other being r&r the compressor clutch). But the switches seldom go bad and you can easily test them by removing the connector and shorting the two terminals together.
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    Not a sedan or wagon, but today my buddy and I replaced the fuel pump in his ZX2...Pretty straightforward and it's drive-able again..It's slower than my 'scort though...but for a engine with 202k miles (and no mods), it rides pretty smooth :)
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    SUV compressor kicks on (I can hear it when I play with the HVAC switch) and it seems to still be holding freon. Got a second can to see if it would take more than the initial 20 ounces. It took another 12 ounces but still showed pressure from the first fillup. I think it's okay as far as that goes.

    I don't know how to test the cutoff switches.
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    Reminds me of my parents '83 toyota tercel 4wd sr5 wagon they used to have when I was a kid. That plaid interior was awesome. Good job! How's everyone doing on here? Definitely more sense of a helpful community here and I miss that. The chrysler 300 forum just isn't the same where the car is still in production and typically full of people who seem to have tons of money etc
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