Don’t ask me how I prioritize projects. It beats me. Something told me that today was the day to troubleshoot the non-functioning AC on my 2000 Ford Ranger. It worked when I bought the truck but quit sometime in the late summer.
I thought that I might just need to add freon, so I watched a video about how to do that, and I learned that the first thing I needed to check was if the compressor is coming on.
So I went out in late afternoon and my French-Canadian neighbours from Ontario (first time I mention them) were out. We talked and I mentioned that I was about to pop the hood on my truck to check the AC compressor. The husband sprang into action to help me! OMG, I love RVers!
He knew exactly where the compressor was and how to test it. Bad news: the compressor clutch wasn’t engaging. He had me pull the fuse and test it to make sure that wasn’t the problem. Nope. So I know I need to take it to a shop. But I now have enough knowledge not to get taken.
Unfortunately, I have to get the brakes done first, so no AC for a while. At least, I know I’ve gone as far as I can with that repair.
No AC wouldn’t be so bad if I had automatic windows, but I have the arm exercise model. L has a newer Ranger with power doors and windows! He said he’d trade me those for my rear doors!
With help like that and my repair manual, I’m getting well acquainted with Moya’s engine compartment and am rather enjoying getting my hands dirty tweaking this and that and just exploring everything.Share on Facebook