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09Sep

Checking the clutch air gap before installing a compressor is an important step in compressor installation. This is because of the possibility of a clutch air gap getting knocked out of adjustment due to rough handling or it being gapped incorrectly at the factory.  These issues of course can cause problems with clutch operation.  If detected and corrected before compressor installation, a lot of time can be saved.

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08Aug

One of the first things I was taught in my A/C training was to always check the clutch air gap prior to installing a compressor. 

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08Aug

MACS is working on a project, to collect A/C charge information for Tesla vehicles, and we need your help!

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08Aug

Most condensers have different fittings on the inlet and outlet.  The locations of the inlet and outlet on most condensers will not allow lines to be connected incorrectly, even if the fittings do happen to be the same size.  Lastly, the designs of the mounts on most condensers prevent a unit from being installed upside down.  However, none of these characteristics apply to the condenser the technician had installed. 

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05May

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which at $2.3 trillion is one of the largest spending bills in US history. It combines $600 billion in COVID relief with $1.4 trillion in twelve different appropriations bills. One of them is the AIM Act.

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04Apr

Independent garages have been slow to make the investment in equipment to work on R-1234yf systems, and many car dealers’ service departments couldn’t be happier about that.  When the car…

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12Dec

By Andy Fiffick, MACS Chairman and CEO and President Rad Air Complete Car Care I know the value of a dollar – I couldn’t be in business otherwise – but…

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09Sep

The blower motor can make or break HVAC performance. Solid blower motor troubleshooting, along with an attention to detail, will help ensure that your customer’s HVAC system performs properly, the…

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06Jun

By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor The main purpose of a thermostat is to help the cooling system regulate engine operating temperatures to within the manufacturer’s specification. This is normally…

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11Nov

By Keith Leonard, ESQ Regulations play an integral role in all of our lives. It is impossible to imagine driving a vehicle without regulations governing driving behavior. Without such regulations,…

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09Sep

By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Regular readers of the MACS WordPress BLOG know that we’ve been out and about lately, hunting down those vehicles that are new to the…

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09Sep

“…more than 30 hours of information, education and training…”

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