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Temperature Matters

May 11, 2021

In addition to having good contact with connectors and getting accurate readings, there are some other important things to remember when doing temperature testing.
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Pass the temperature probe

May 4, 2021

The first step is to run the A/C system for a few minutes to let it stabilize. Then both probes should be connected side by side at both points that will be temperature tested in the system. For example, if you were testing the temperature drop across the condenser, this would need to be done on both the discharge line and the liquid line.
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Are you using the right tools for mobile A/C repair?

April 30, 2021

Your shop’s R-134a recovery/recycling/recharge (R/R/R) machine is in well-maintained condition. You have an R-1234yf gauge manifold set and an R-1234yf machine is on order; should arrive shortly.
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Contact counts in temperature testing

April 27, 2021

Proper contact is vital when connecting to A/C lines using the contact type temperature thermometers. To determine if I am getting good contact, I always like to place both connectors side by side on the same line and observe the temperature readings.
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Tips for taking your mobile A/C system’s temperature

April 20, 2021

The contact type units do indeed have a high degree of accuracy, but precautions must be taken when using them (especially connecting to lines) to ensure the accuracy. Otherwise, it is possible to get readings that are easily 5° to 10° off and that can lead to an incorrect diagnosis.
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The pressure is on

April 19, 2021

By appearance, radiator caps seem to be a simple device. Yet, many technicians do not understand the cap’s real function
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Temperature testing accuracy

April 13, 2021

Temperature readings can be easily used to determine if an orifice tube system might be undercharged, and they can also be used to charge an orifice tube system. But if the readings are not accurate, all they are going to do is cause you problems.
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Then things got complicated!

April 9, 2021

It was a 2013 Camaro. The complaint was poor cooling and the temp really would not change when you switched it from heat to cool. In diagnosing the job, the technician found the blend door was stuck to where it was blending heat. Until it was pulled out, the tech was not sure if it was a bad actuator or door.
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MACS upcoming training clinic, register today!

April 7, 2021

MACS will present Peter Orlando from CARQUEST Technical Institute for a Mobile A/C Service Essentials webinar. May 13
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Preseason Training: A Service Manager’s Guide to Preparation

April 1, 2021

Proper training can limit the time period that any given mechanic spends in the novice stages of their career, and it may help them advance to expert performance levels in an expedited time period.
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