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Old 07-09-2018, 11:09 AM
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Default Saturn vue ac problem

picked up a Saturn vue with the 3.0..ac isn't working compressor isn't running. There's a pressure switch in the line coming off the compressor running to the condenser. All the wires are broke can't find the opposite end any help on where to look?
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Old 07-09-2018, 02:58 PM
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People often do stuff like that when a system is damaged to the point of being dangerous and they do not want to be liable when they sell the vehicle.
People also do stuff like that when they are clueless.

Please include the year.
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:22 PM
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My bad it's an 03 with the 3.0. And I don't think they disabled it. If that was the case why not pull the and relay? Guy hit a deer in it and t think the fan caught the wire it's not a clean cut
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Thank you for the additional information. Would never know a collision was in play otherwise.

What all sustained damage and what has been repaired? It may sound like an off topic question, but if the wiring for the cutoff switch got pushed back into the fan blade, you should consider what else may have been damaged besides the air conditioning wiring
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:16 PM
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Pretty much just a hole in the radiator. I fixed that and put headlights in it the condenser and the transmission cooler are bent but looking ok, the plastic bumper is beat up but it'll work. By the way I paid 300 for it and had it on the road same day
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The L series cars have a three wire switch in the high side pipe. It is not as simple as the S cars were in the 90s. When I get back to Oregon I can take some pictures of a 3.0 in an L series the wiring should be close.
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Thanks, Andy.

I deleted my post above Andy's to reduce confusion.

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Ok. Got it wired up, what's the best way to jump the compressor on this? It's not coming on by itself I'd like to see that the clutch is good before I vacuum the system and refill it
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I jump them at the clutch to listen to the compressor. Otherwise there has to be pressure before the system will turn it on.
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