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08Aug

By Paul Weissler, MACS Senior Technical Correspondent The evaporator is out of sight, but with A/C  technicians it can’t be out of mind. When you can’t find a leak anywhere…

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07Jul

MACS member Gordon Marks of Marks Air Inc. in Tampa, Florida sees a lot of business in his bays this time of year. He shared these two photos of a…

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08Aug

On Jul 14th, we discussed a lawsuit filed by Kevin O’Shea against Ford Motor Co, alleging that the company offered vehicles that “used an excessive amount of Nocolok flux in the design, manufacture and assembly of the air conditioner system evaporator cores, thereby creating an unreasonable health and safety risk …” According to the complaint, “exposure to and inhalation of the flux is extremely dangerous and can result in the development of several diseases and conditions.

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07Jul

By Jim Taylor, Editor MACS ACtion Magazine In California, plaintiff Kerry O’Shea has brought suit against Ford Motor Company, alleging that the company built and sold vehicles that  “are defective…

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08Aug

Over the last few years, due to trends in styling, many newer cars do not have conventional grills up front. Very often, a closed panel resides, or the hood extends down to where a grill would have been. But all vehicles still depend on air passing through the radiator to provide engine cooling, and also for A/C system operation.

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08Aug

Many vehicles now have electric cooling fans that do not operate until necessary, when the engine coolant temperature climbs above a certain point.

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08Aug

The heater core is located inside the passenger compartment of the vehicle, quite often very deeply buried inside or under the instrument panel, or behind some other type of interior trim panel. Some SUVs and vans have two heater cores, a front and a rear.

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08Aug

A radiator has 2 tanks, one containing the inlet and one containing the outlet. These tanks, which can be at the top and bottom or sides, are usually made of aluminum, brass, copper, or plastic (most newer vehicles use the plastic type).

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08Aug

This particular cabin air filter came from a Volvo class 8 truck and it hadn’t been changed for three years! It was retired in favor of a replacement. We wanted to share this photo with you to show you how cabin air filters do their job

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08Aug

Proper air conditioning system operation is dependent on proper cooling system operation.

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