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Old 10-15-2010, 08:50 AM
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Default Heat/AC issue... AC sompressor turns on..

As of late it's been getting a tit nipply at night around here so I have been using the heat, I noticed the other night, that my AC compressor is kicking on, is this normal? or is there another issue I have to look into.. its quite annoying as when the compressor kicks on, it kills a few hp, enough to where I can feel it.. 98 XLT 4.0L auto, power everything.
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:05 AM
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Default Re: Heat/AC issue... AC sompressor turns on..

AC compressor operation allowed:
Max AC
AC
Vent/Floor
Floor/Defrost
Defrost

AC compressor operation not allowed:
Vent only
Floor only
Off


If desired, it is possible to add a dash switch to disable compressor operation. The purple wire from the back of the HVAC control panel tells the PCM when it should allow compressor operation. Interrupting that wire with an on/off switch would allow the compressor to be turned off in any position of the HVAC mode selector dial.
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Old 10-15-2010, 09:30 AM
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Default Re: Heat/AC issue... AC sompressor turns on..

Thanks, I'll keep it on floor unless I need to put it on vent.. it's just really annoying.. worse case, unplug it.
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