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Hey gang,
I haven't written in a while. I bought my daughter a 2000 gls at a really low price, knowing I would have to fix it up. I didn't know I'd have to replace EVERYTHING!
Anyway, in this thread, I need to ask for your help. I'm about out of money and the AC still doesn't work.

The mechanic who replaced the wiring harness and did many repairs, tested my fans and said they are working.

The voltage regulator went bad and spit out close to 20 volts and I replaced it. But, when it was spitting out 20 volts the battery got really hot and the fans came on. I replace the voltage regulator and the battery, tested the battery top fuse block and fuses. All fine.

The blower wouldn't come on at all and I tested enough to find out the ac control head, inside the car, was bad. I sent it off to have it rebuilt.

I got it back and installed it. Only speed 4 of the blower worked, so I replaced the blower thing behind the glove box and now I have all 4 speeds.

I took it to a shop to diagnose the ac and they tested everything and said they think it's the fan control module.
So, I ordered a new one and installed it tonight.

I crossed my fingers as my hopeful daughter started the car and pushed the ac button.

This time, I heard a load on the engine, just a faint one. But no fans and no ac compressor. They didn't kick on with the ac button, but I heard something like a load in the idle.

I'm so frustrated. Can anyone please give me some guidance?

I don't know what else to do.
 

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Have someone start it and watch the pulley on the compressor, it will look like the center is stationary , when the ac button is pressed the center of the compressor pulley should engage and it will be visible that it is engaged. Start there
 

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Ac shop said the clutch is blowing fuses. They recommend replacing the clutch and compressor. They want $1200. They aren't going to get it from me. They were not very helpful and very rude.
I asked a bunch of questions they didn't answer.
It cost me $220 cash to get my car back. I was furious. Now I don't know what to do except replace the ac clutch and compressor myself.
I checked fuses and found none bad.
They said when they engaged the clutch it blew two fuses from two different fuse blocks.
 

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You can always come south a few hours and bring it to me.
Professional AC diagnosis free!
Usually if it needs a new compressor, I replace every component in the system and offer you a lifetime warranty on the complete air conditioning system.
Somewhere around 900. Out the door!

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