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Air compressor

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by rodntod, Jul 30, 2018.

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  1. rodntod

    rodntod Active Member

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    Hi all,
    A pal of mine has a 2005 sport with what i think is a failed compressor,not running at all and car is on the bump stops.Can i safely connect 12v to the connector at the compressor to test it,before working my way back?

    Thanks in advance

    Ed
     
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    Datatek Well-Known Member

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    It might be better to check that you have 12 volts at the connector with a DVM first.
     
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    Thank you Keith,glad to see you are still here and sharing the wisdom.Checked and no voltage at the connector.If i probe the tails coming from the compressor i am getting a dead short,wonder if the compressor has seized and fried the relay on the way out.
     
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    The compressor may well show a very low resistance, you can check it with 12 volts direct.
    I may be stating the obvious, but make sure you get the positive and negative the right way round or you may cause damage and initially connect only very briefly.
     
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    Checked it quickly this morning with 12v direct at the connector,and it's a dead short for sure.I can only assume the compressor has seized.Looks like i have some bad news for him.Thanks again Keith.

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