Tag Archives: #airconditioning

Ford A/C provides more than just cool air


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Over the years Ford has been at the forefront of automotive engineering and design, and not just in the styling and horsepower departments but with air conditioning, too. Back in the 1950’s they came … Continue reading

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The fine print


By: Elvis Hoffpauir On July 2, 2015, the final rule Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Change of Listing Status for Certain Substitutes under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program http://www.epa.gov/ozone/snap/regulations.html was signed by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Specifically, this action changes … Continue reading

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As the belt turns


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Checking the Accessory Drive Belt System (ABDS) is one of the most basic preventative maintenance procedures we do as technicians. Most of the time, it only requires a quick look around at the belt, … Continue reading

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School bus A/C


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor I recently had the chance to tour Rifled Air Conditioning in High Point, North Carolina, where they install new A/C systems into school buses. It’s fascinating to watch the teams work together, as they … Continue reading

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The ratings game


This editorial submission has been provided by MACS member Bergstrom The British Thermal Unit (BTU) ratings for mobile air conditioning systems are a confusing and often misleading issue. Ratings in the marketplace currently range from a few thousand BTU per … Continue reading

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Phones need cool too!


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Smartphones have become an important part of our daily lives, and keeping their batteries charged helps us to stay connected. But have you ever tried charging your phone in a hot car only to … Continue reading

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Honda recalls some ’14-15 Acura MDX vehicles for faulty compressor clutch bolts


NHTSA RECALL NUMBER: AWAITING# MFR CAMPAIGN ID: JQ7 CAMPAIGN DESCRIPTION: A/C Compressor Clutch Bolt RECALL DATE: 06/24/2015 RECALL STATUS: 17 Character VIN Required Summary: American Honda Motor Co., INC. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX vehicles. During manufacturing of the A/C compressor clutch … Continue reading

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The high voltage A/C oil cross contamination issue


What you can do to provide safe service with an existing SAE J2788 machine If you work on air conditioning, you’ve hopefully heard about the issues regarding high voltage compressors in gasoline-electric hybrids and technician safety when servicing them. And … Continue reading

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Need an automotive A/C repair? Call a MACS member!


Summer is here and temperatures are soaring. If the air conditioning in your car is not keeping you cool then you need to have a professional check out your temperature control system. Not only could your A/C be inconveniencing you … Continue reading

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Marks Air installs a new generation


If you receive an email from Gordon Marks of Marks Air in Tampa, Florida you’ll see his email signature includes the tag, “Yes! We’ve been doing this for OVER 44 years.” So you know this is not Gordon’s first rodeo. … Continue reading

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