1998 buick park ave. a/c compressor is not engaging. got 12v at the compressor wires, without starting the engine or even when the key is off. is this normal

5

Asked by Jun 08, 2017 at 11:47 PM about the 1998 Buick Park Avenue FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

got 12v at the compressor wires without turning the key on..is this normal?

1 Answer

1,720

You should not have any voltage going to the clutch with the key off. Did you just buy the car, did it work ok until recently? Someone may have wired it directly.... There is a relay that kicks the compressor clutch in......even if they jumper the relay, I don't think it will get voltage.

Your Answer

Buick Park Avenue Experts

  • #1
    Jking1838
    Reputation
    1,150
  • #2
    jateen29
    Reputation
    900
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    770
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Buick LeSabre
9 listings starting at $4,395
Used Buick Regal
232 listings starting at $8,495
Used Lincoln Town Car
14 listings starting at $1,850
Used Cadillac DeVille
16 listings starting at $3,995
Used Buick Century
14 listings
Used Ford Crown Victoria
13 listings starting at $5,995
Used Honda Accord
79 Great Deals out of 1,148 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Camry
118 Great Deals out of 2,256 listings starting at $1,900

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.