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1965 lincoln a c blows out air but compressor will not engage ? Any thoughts. New wire or control panel relay ?

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Corsart

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1965 Lincoln a c blows air, but compressor will not engage ? Maybe wire, relay or control panel ? Any suggestions ? Thanks.
Gary, there's a flow chart of rec actions when this happens, the first step is to check the refrigerant level with an a/c pressure gauge. Low freon is the usual culprit here, hopefully a recharge will do it. That's the good news. The bad news is the type of freon used in older cars is being phased out and difficult to find, and in some states a mechanics license is required for purchase.

As an added FYI, its a good idea to run the a/c monthly for a few minutes to lubricate the seals in the condenser to avoid leakage in the future.

The '65 was a gracious, beautiful car from a time when those things were appreciated, you've got a winner there, +1,
 
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Gary lincoln

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Gary, there's a flow chart of rec actions when this happens, the first step is to check the refrigerant level with an a/c pressure gauge. Low freon is the usual culprit here, hopefully a recharge will do it. That's the good news. The bad news is the type of freon used in older cars is being phased out and difficult to find, and in some states a mechanics license is required for purchase.

As an added FYI, its a good idea to run the a/c monthly for a few minutes to lubricate the seals in the condenser to avoid leakage in the future.

The '67 was a gracious, beautiful car from a time when those things were appreciated, you've got a winner there, +1,
I charged the unit. Can still buy r 12 on e bay. Expensive as all get out. 30.00 per can. The unit is charged and blows air just not power to compressor . Can run with direct power ?
 

Gary lincoln

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Have a 1965 a.c. is working now with 134A. Want to change back to R12 to see if it will cool better. Has any one have a similar car ? Air is cold, but I think it should be better ? Will R 12 give me colder air ? I was told not much difference, from one then others say go with the R 12 ? I'm thinking it was designed for R 12 so go with R 12 ?
 
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