Originally Posted by 4.whoa
After you changed the line you vaccumed it out,right? You dont want any "air" in there and you want to see that it can hold the vaccum(check the seal). Did you check that the wiring didn't get messed up from the tire? If you have a meter you can check the different sensors- high & low press and see if thats whats holding it out.If you dont have a meter, you could use a jumper across the plug for the sensor- just to see whats holding it out.
Yes the compressor needs to be running to properly check the pressure and see how "full" it is.With it off all a gauge will tell you is if there is refridgerent in there.(Well ,you can tell if there is WAY too much, or WAY too little)
There definitely isn't any messed up wiring, so I'm good on that.
After replacing the line I definitely did NOT vaccuum it out. How would I go about doing that exactly? (Sounds like all the refrigerant I just put in there will now go to waste)
Where are the high and low pressure sensors exactly?
Which plug would I be doing a jumper? I figured it woul be where the relay is in the distribution block, but I couldn't figure out which of the 5 pins to jump and after trying all combinations it didn't do anything at all.
Please bare with me on this, this is the first time I'm working on A/C and I'm completely lost even though I've always done my own work. So it's a bit frustrating that something so stupid isn't working for me. I may just have to drop it off at an hvac shop and be done with it (bangs head against wall)