Re: [DML] Re: Fanzilla Failure??? UPDATE
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Re: [DML] Re: Fanzilla Failure??? UPDATE


It seems that you will need a new compressor clutch. The clutch is an 
electro magnet with a lot of coiled wire inside. When that wire overheats it 
might melt and actually cause a short inside. This will weaken the magnetic 
field and at the same time cause the clutch to draw more current.... and 
blow a fuse.
A good compressor clutch should draw 3.6 to 4.2 amps at 12V. Do the 
measurement with a good quality meter. If the reading is higher than that 
you have a short and need clutch will be needed.
BTW, the air gap should be .016" - .031"

You can find this information in the service manual on page N:10:04

Good luck

Tom Niemczewski
vin 6149 (in Poland!)
Google earth: 52°25'17.30"N 21° 1'58.00"E

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve" <steve@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, 21 September, 2006 1:26 AM
Subject: [DML] Re: Fanzilla Failure??? UPDATE

> After alot of troubleshooting (Thanks Rob) I found that the problem
> was not the fanzilla but the connection in the washer compartment
> where the main harness meets the front harness. The connection
> looked like the terminals on a battery with corrosion. I cleaned
> them and everything started working..
> After getting the fans back on I discovered the compressor clutch
> was not always engaging. After metering it I found it was getting
> power but because of the gap it wasn't pulling in. I had a local AC
> shop remove a shim and it started working fine.. AND NOW THE
> PROBLEM:: After a few days of working fine the AC would no longer
> come on at any fan speed or mode setting. The door unlocked light
> also went out so I knew it was the fuse. I discovered the #10 20amp
> fuse was blown and replaced it. After another day it blew again. Now
> it blows after only about 15 minutes. I don't want to put a larger
> fuse in if there is another problem. Any thoughts on what would
> cause the #10 fuse to blow? Is it a clutch issue?? Should there be a
> 25amp fuse there?? I am in South Florida and it has been a sauna
> here and I am driving to work every day in a shirt and tie.. HELP
> Steve
> #2700

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