94 Eagle Vision - A/C problem - Code 33

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Dave, Aug 16, 2003.

  1. Dave

    Dave Guest

    I have my check engine light coming on and I get a code 33 (clutch cutout
    relay). A/C doesn't throw cold air. Someone told me to charge the system. I
    took it to my buddy to charge. No luck. He put gauges on the high and low
    pressure sides. The high side is reading only about 110 psi while the low
    side is about 110 to 140 psi. Does anyone know what could be causing this?
    Restricted orifice tube or bad expansion valve or something else? Any info
    would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
    Dave, Aug 16, 2003
  2. Dave

    Mr. Elbe Guest

    Those pressures indicate that your clutch is not engaged and the
    compressor is not turning turning. Please verify visually. If not
    engaging, then feed +12V directly to the compressor to test.
    Mr. Elbe, Aug 16, 2003
  3. Dave

    Dave Guest

    Ok. Here we go. My buddy went to charge the A/C in someone else's car
    today and gauges read the same as they did on mine. He found that the valve
    on the gauges wasn't opening right. Got that problem solved. Charged the
    A/C. Blowing at about 46 degrees now. After charging, I went for a ride to
    a relatives house, stayed for a couple hours and on my way back home the
    tranny seemed to have slipped or jerked or something and then went into what
    I believe is limp mode. Second gear I believe. Would not shift. Did I get
    myself into something bad by buying this car? Also has the gas gauge going
    up and down eratticly, a ticking noise under the passenger side dash for
    about 5 seconds when I turn the key on or turn the blower motor off and the
    washer fluid indicator light stays on even though it is full. Before I got
    the A/C charged, that ticking noise only happened when I turned the key on
    with the blower motor off or turned the blower motor off after it had been
    on. If I turned the key on with the blower motor on, it didn't make that
    noise. Now it is making that noise no matter what scenario. The main thing
    now though, is the tranny. This car is really bumming me out already. Only
    had it for a week. Any suggestions?
    Dave, Aug 17, 2003
  4. Dave

    Dave Guest

    I called my local dodge/chrysler dealer to see about getting it hooked up to
    computer to get codes for the tranny. They asked me what kind of car I had
    and I told them. They said they don't really work on them cars. Kind of
    odd, ay? Well I took the car back to the place I bought it, even though I
    bought it as is, and he took it to this dodge/chrysler dealer to have it
    scanned. They wanted to push a new tranny on him. So he took it to another
    tranny specialist and the guy took it for a ride with the computer hooked up
    to it and got codes and all. Said the voltage was dropping at the solenoid
    or something. I didn't get the car back yet. Still waiting. The place I
    bought it from said they will pay for it even though I bought it as is.
    Said because it was less than a week since I bought it. So at least he was
    honest and willing to help. Thank the Lord! Now I don't know if I should
    keep it or trade it in or what. Well that's it I guess. Thank you to
    everyone who responded to my questions.
    Dave, Aug 18, 2003
  5. Dave

    Art Begun Guest

    Could be just a bad sensor feeding AT misinformation. First thing I
    would do is have the ground connections checked on the car and the
    battery checked. Bad batteries and ground connections will drive the
    electronics in the car nuts.
    Art Begun, Aug 20, 2003
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