Chevy

Chevrolet Repair Questions? Ask a Chevy Mechanic for Answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Chevy

Chevy carlo carlo: cannot get compressor to kick

Customer Question
cannot get compressor to kick...
cannot get compressor to kick in, replaced about everything
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Chevy
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Answered in 14 hours by:
7/23/2015
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 2 years ago
Chris (aka-Moose)
Chris (aka-Moose), Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 49,969
Experience: 16 years of experience
Verified
I am sorry for the delay in getting a response to you. Sometimes we get alot of customers and just can not keep up. Sometimes you just have to wait for the correct tech to login.Do you even still need help. Sometimes customers seek help elsewhere or figure it out on their own before we get to each and everyone.I am sure I can help a lot or a little at least something if you give me a chance and work with me. I am going to get an answer to you regardless if you reply or not sooner or later.If your concern is urgent reply and let me know and if you have anything more you think will help me, to help you, let me know. I work on here normally 3pm-3am central. Thanks Chris
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have changed compressors because my car has a lot of mileage on it, put 2 cans of Freon in it and it want come on. I can jump it and it will work. on my high pressure line I have no pressure. my switch is a 3 wire and can't find any information about it. I know i'm suppose to have pressure before the switch will work.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
at the 3 wire plug in, all I get is 5 volts on one wire and nothing on the other 2 and that is when the car is running. i'm still waiting.
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 2 years ago
Look over the tests below and let me know if you can complete these tests. You want a excellent 5 star answer & I would like to be rated the same for providing it. Consider I don't know your skill level & I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle. It may take a few back and forth replies. Try your best to respond with good detail so I can do the same. I normally log in at 3pm and work late. A rating is required. Your rating me, what I type. I am not an employee of this website, nor have control over the fees or the time it took to get a response. If you rate negative or not at all you still paid, but I get nothing. I want you pleased with me and my efforts, so let me know if your experience here has come up short.Thanks Chris
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
you got this wrote for a hi tec mechanic, i'm just a shade tree mechanic
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 2 years ago
Thanks for letting me know your skill level, we still have to work through the tests, so I will just go through them one by one till all 38 are done. Step 4, remotely power and ground the compressor, while its running what pressures do you get on the high and low side?
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
got 30 lbs on both sides
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
the clutch is not kicked in
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 2 years ago
Since the clutch was not engaged during this test even when its being remotely powered and grounded, this means the clutch coil is bad or the clutch air gap is excessive.
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
this is a new compressor with clutch and the old one acted the same way, I can take a paper clip and get it to work, there is not enough voltage at it to make it kick in
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 2 years ago
I assume your using the paper clip in the relay pins to jump it and this is when you notice not enough voltage to engage the compressor clutch. If that is the case that means the AC clutch fuse is making poor contact or there is a internal circuit board issue in the Fuse box. When jumping the relay to force power to the clutch, you should get battery voltage on this jumper and at the compressor.
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
have not messed with it today, my wife has liver problems and i'm slow too at times
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 2 years ago
Keep in touch if needed. The wife is more important than the car.
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
the car is not fixed so I cannot give a rating,
Chevy Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 2 years ago
Just a heads up the post will time out and close in 7 days from the time you asked your question so on the 29th. Best of luck and thanks for letting me try to help and earn a rating before the post timed out.
Ask Your Own Chevy Question
Ask Chris (aka-Moose) Your Own Question
Chris (aka-Moose)
Chris (aka-Moose)
Chris (aka-Moose), Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 49,969
49,969 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 16 years of experience

Chris (aka-Moose) is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I was having a terrible problem with the wheel bearings on my 98 Chevy Cavalier and I suspect that using this website saved me plenty of time and money.

Todd LRochester NY

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

GM Tech (Cam)

GM Tech (Cam)

Chevy Technician

15,289 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

Gary

Gary

Chevy Technician

9,357 satisfied customers

15 years GM master tech

Tim&#039;s Auto Repair

Tim's Auto Repair

mechanic

8,866 satisfied customers

Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.

Dave Nova

Dave Nova

Chevrolet Technician

7,092 satisfied customers

ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification

John

John

Master A.S.E Automotive technician

4,071 satisfied customers

A.S.E MasterTechnician A1-A8 w/L1,38 years experience General Motors Master Technician

Don - Mo Lurch

Don - Mo Lurch

Auto Mech / Electronics

2,918 satisfied customers

Chevrolet Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Chevy Tech -

2,734 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Chevy Diagnostics

< Previous | Next >

Related Chevy Questions
Turn my brights on and the lights went out. Headlights.
yes haven't tried anything yet the bright lighjt icon on dash stays on … read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
Its odd i just pulled into a liqour store to grab some
Its odd i just pulled into a liqour store to grab some smokes and now thr car wont start it just makes like a bzzzzzzz sound with the clutch in and key turn … read more
Randall
Randall
Auto Technician / Consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
69 satisfied customers
97 chev lumina. when u turn key engine doesn't crank.
97 chev lumina . when u turn key engine doesn't crank. battery, starter all new and good. with ignition on, using remote starter switch car cranks and starts right up. runs for 2 seconds then shuts of… read more
Dan
Dan
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25 satisfied customers
1990 Corvette L98, pull Fuse for Valet alarm stops going off
1990 Corvette L98, pull Fuse for Valet alarm stops going off whenever. However, you lose radio and A/C. Why is this fuse causing the alarm to go off for no reason … read more
Pete
Pete
Independent Auto Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
138 satisfied customers
Is there a specific measurement from crank sensor to crank
is there a specific measurement from crank sensor to crank ring? My cover to ring measures .870 The sensor measures .715 … read more
AutoDoc
AutoDoc
Shop Owner
Bachelor's Degree
1 satisfied customers
Removed and reinstalled turn signal relay on my 1999 chevy
Removed and reinstalled turn signal relay on my 1999 chevy blazer. Now will not start, had been starting normally. … read more
Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat
Owner
Associate Degree
4,446 satisfied customers
Well we went to turn on the defrost and it made a weird
Well we went to turn on the defrost and it made a weird noise and smelt burning. Turns out the heat coating material on the egr was burning and now the defrost won't work, and if I put the heat on any… read more
Chris (aka-Moose)
Chris (aka-Moose)
Technician
49,969 satisfied customers
It started making a noise from the passenger side when
it started making a noise from the passenger side when starting the car and goes away fast never heard this sound before … read more
Todd Audette
Todd Audette
Automotive Technician
Vocational High School
147 satisfied customers
We have a 1985 chev s 10 pick up it is not firing just
hello we have a 1985 chev s 10 pick up it is not firing just turning over .we have replaced the spark plugs and rotary button the cap and pick up motinaclure under distributor … read more
AutoDoc
AutoDoc
Shop Owner
Bachelor's Degree
1 satisfied customers
2007 impala ss. the torque convert turns on and off at
2007 impala ss. the torque convert turns on and off at speeds of 40 to 60. That starts when about half warm up.... 2 gear is perfect then stops as soon as it is warm up good. … read more
Chris (aka-Moose)
Chris (aka-Moose)
Technician
49,969 satisfied customers
2010 gmc canyon. brakes will grab at times and they willhold
2010 gmc canyon. brakes will grab at times and they willhold and not release all the way. they never lock completely or get hot … read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,289 satisfied customers
95 chevy will start but no spark, yes, yes, change spark
history at first it backed fired when starting but when accelerating the truck would shut off… read more
fordguy4u
fordguy4u
Automotive Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
70 satisfied customers
Trying to accept new account. I have the account number
I have the account number given to me yesterday and was told to go on line to accept… read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
2017 Malibu LT 1.5L TC. Battery connection block on top of
2017 Malibu LT 1.5L TC. Battery connection block on top of the battery. There is a 60 A point on the connector for a black connector. Is this a connector or a fuse link? I want to add a 2-way radio an… read more
Todd Audette
Todd Audette
Automotive Technician
Vocational High School
147 satisfied customers
1995 Tahoe Runability issues with erratic tachometer. 350
1995 Tahoe Runability issues with erratic tachometer. 350 TBI K motor 4WD Runability issues progressively increasing over the last month. Pandora's box has been opened.… read more
kalamykid
kalamykid
Pactor automotive
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
97 satisfied customers
My 2005 Chevy uplander pushes water into the reservoir at
My 2005 Chevy uplander pushes water into the reservoir at idle but in full throttle it does not do that. … read more
Chris (aka-Moose)
Chris (aka-Moose)
Technician
49,969 satisfied customers
Wife's car hit a deer, airbag didn't deploy but service air
wife's car hit a deer, airbag didn't deploy but service air bag is on and passenger seat belt wont unlock,3 codes are on B001A-04, B001B-04, and B0022-04 … read more
Ron Z.
Ron Z.
- Chevy Tech -
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,734 satisfied customers
I have codes piping up on my sierra codes are p0300 p2135
I have codes piping up on my sierra codes are p0300 p2135 p1516 p0120 and I changed the throttle body already … read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
Chevy Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
15,289 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x