| | Weird A/C compressor issues
Alright, Got a new engine in the car a few months ago and finally got around to doing the a/c. Old compressor was leaking at the housing. Got a new compressor, new drier/accumulator, and new orface tube. System has the proper amount of oil. Put it on one of those rental vacuum pumps for about 8 hours and held vacuum overnight. Went to recharge the system today.
Added one can (12 oz) of r134a and compressor didn't kick on. Check all connections and all seemed good. unplugged and plugged the lowside switch in the compressor. Started car back up and compressor then kicked on, so I started adding the next can. Stop adding after getting about 48 psi low side and around 300 psi high side. Still had a few oz's left in the can, so about 22-23 oz of r134a in the system.
Now here's where it gets weird, after about 2 minutes of running at idle with the air blowing pretty cool, the compressor will shut off. I can turn the car off and then right back on and the compressor will kick back on. 2 minutes later it shuts off.
Now, I'm pretty sure 300psi is fairly high on the high side, it's about 90 degrees out right now. I am throwing a misfire code from the cam I'm running and it idling about 750rpms.
My thoughts are that it is one of a few things. 300 psi is too much and it's shutting the compressor off, there's some faulty wiring somewhere, or the misfire code is telling the compressor to shut off as some sort of fail safe.
What do you guys think?
__________________ 1998 Camaro Z28 4L80E