OK, here we go.....

I got the book to troubleshoot the system. INDISPENSABLE to this effort. 

As I do a cursory exam, I see that the AC RECIRC SOLENOID is Cracked (the WHITE one in the engine compartment coming out of the HVAC body with two vacuum hoses on it). I tried to patch it up (cracked all around the base), but it does not look like it will hold. 

PLEASE TELL ME THAT REPLACING THIS PART IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS I THINK IT IS, But I think it is a bear to do....

Norm

Views: 41

Comment

You need to be a member of 63/64 Cadillac Website to add comments!

Join 63/64 Cadillac Website

Comment by Norman Silverman on July 23, 2018 at 11:56pm

Since a good deal of work is done under the dash, is it just easier to remove the dash top to be able to access everything more easily?

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on July 23, 2018 at 10:13pm
Comfort control repair -- will pull up a lot of info on the subject and Clovis's thread

Enjoy
Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on July 23, 2018 at 10:07pm
A good deal of work is done under the dash in very strange poitions that use muscles you forgot you had -- but real nice having that system up and running --to help maximise the enjoyment of your exotic Claasic Antique Cadillac
Removing the front seat and pushing it back does help me get in there

I have aquired all the parts and will be pulling my entire system out replacing all parts required over the next two - three months
A big project for me at my age but looking forward to having the system working correctly

Clovis - Thanks for posting and sharing your comfort control info with the group
You have inspired me to -- Jump Right in - and Get Her Done ! ( Soon )

Enjoy
Comment by Norman Silverman on July 23, 2018 at 9:49pm

Thanks. I'll look for Clovis' writings. At this age I can spend more easily than I can bend, so if I have to be a contortionist to do this repair, I'll look for a pro. I have the book on Comfortron and it is pretty complete and simple to follow. 

Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on July 23, 2018 at 9:37pm
Mostly that part needs to hold vacuum ( a vacuum valve )
The biggest problem is once you get into the comfort control system in most cases you will need to be spending 800-1000 dollars --on parts to be replaced --doing the job yourself -with some understanding what must be done first and the skills to get that done
Yes --bringing this system back to life with very old parts to make it reliable again will take some doing for the mechanically inclined among us

A genteman named --Clovis --has written a thread on this site that is extremely helpful in getting an understanding of what must be done the costs involved ( where to located the parts needed ) and may give you the encouragement you just need to attack the task


There is a -Search engine -on the top of the home page to access the library here

Enjoy

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Forum

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

Tags: ebay

Interesting tale... at least, i think it is.

Started by Kevin Campbell in General Discussion. Last reply by Jason Edge 8 hours ago. 5 Replies

A good mate of mine mows the grass for an elderly couple a few miles away. The other day, while at the back door receiving his payment, he noticed the picture of a 1964 Cadillac on the wall.My mate…Continue

painting 1963 cadillac

Started by paul k in Restoration Discussion 18 hours ago. 0 Replies

How  much paint do I need to buy to paint 1963 cadillac sedan deville 4 door?Continue

Blog Posts

Brakes Went Out

Posted by Christopher Codd on August 8, 2018 at 8:25am 18 Comments

My '64 Cadillac DeVille had been sitting for awhile while I was travelling this summer and when I came home it had some issues starting. After replacing the plugs and the ignition coil, it was running better than it had in a long time but the brakes were sticking. I noticed the brake pedal was traveling a little farther than usual when slowing down. Soon after I noticed a hissing noise coming from around the brake pedal. Then I lost the brakes pretty much completely. I couldn't find any…

Continue

Tom and Dwight's excellent 64 Fleetwood tales

Posted by Norman Silverman on July 29, 2018 at 2:52pm 1 Comment

Wow, what a great recitation of events-and what a magnificent restoration. 

Thanks for providing a most pleasurable read.

Norm

Comfortron AC trouble shooting

Posted by Norman Silverman on July 23, 2018 at 8:54pm 5 Comments

OK, here we go.....

I got the book to troubleshoot the system. INDISPENSABLE to this effort. 

As I do a cursory exam, I see that the AC RECIRC SOLENOID is Cracked (the WHITE one in the engine compartment coming out of the HVAC body with two vacuum hoses on it). I tried to patch it up (cracked all around the base), but it does not look like it will hold. 

PLEASE TELL ME THAT REPLACING THIS PART IS NOT AS DIFFICULT AS I THINK IT IS, But I think it is a bear to…

Continue

A/C Issue / Stumped !

Posted by Dana G Cooper on July 23, 2018 at 6:29pm 37 Comments

My 63 CDV factory A/C was trash so I replaced every part in the system and converted to R134 . I also installed a STV bypass kit which eliminated the STV all together and converted the system to a cycling system.  I vacumed and charged the system with 36oz of 134. The system is cycling as it should and the pressures are right at 250 high side, cycle off at 25lbs and cycle back on at about 35lbs. It is making plenty of water on the low side hoses and evaporator drain. There is very good air…

Continue

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2018   Created by Jason Edge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service