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No Power to Compressor on 1997 and Later Escort and Tracer

For reasons yet unknown, we've been seeing 1997 and later Ford Escorts and Mercury Tracers coming in with electrically dead A/C compressors.  You check the system and it's always the same: the refrigerant level is fine and all fuses and relays are OK. Jumping the low pressure switch does nothing.

Suspected Cause:  Though we don't exactly know why electric current is interrupted between the low pressure safety switch and the compressor.  We suspect that excessive heat within the harness is damaging a connector or maybe even the wires themselves.

The Fix...

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Written by Ignacio Corella.  Published by Cool Profit$ Magazine.

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