free hit
counters
89esprit - The Lotus Forums Jump to content

89esprit

Full Forum Member (FFM)
  • Content Count

    87
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

29 Excellent

About 89esprit

  • Rank
    LO
  • Birthday 15/10/1958

More Info

  • Name
    Ken Swinnich
  • Car
    '89 Esprit Turbo non SE Chrome Orange, '18 Caterham 7 280S Red, '77 Elite 503 Lagoon Blue, '74 Elite 503 Red, 1977 Elite 503 Red
  • Location
    Wellsboro, Pennsylvania

Recent Profile Visitors

2,497 profile views
  1. Yes and Thanks! I'm going to dig into it deeper. What does that bi-metal switch above the Ranco do? Seems to be some type of vacuum actuated switch. Thanks for all your help. Hopefully we can figure it out. It worked at one time, but now nothing. Kenny
  2. Yes, they are in very clean and tight condition, like new. The bullet connectors are in prime condition also. I didn't put a meter on them though. Once I applied power to the gray wire and every thing kicked on I started to think I'm missing something else. I just can't wrap my head around the idea that the Ranco has power to it all the time. My understanding from the FSM is that it shuts off the power to the compressor once it gets cold enough sensing temperature though the capillary tube. It seems that the compressor would be running all the time. The ranco gets its power from the fan switch. Makes no sense. Very odd. I guess I'm over-thinking it. Back to the wiring diagram for more flow charting. LOL
  3. Hi Pete, yes its open (power on the orange wire all the time the fan is on) nothing on the silver. I hear the both clicks as I move the lever but there is still no power to the silver wire. Is there another switch somewhere that I'm not seeing? Somewhere built into the temperature control lever cables or actuator? The FSM doesn't seem to show any. Or maybe I'm just not seeing it. Thanks, Kenny
  4. Thanks Pete! I've got a bunch of issues with the AC. I'm just happy I finally got the fans to work at all! LOL AC compressor won't kick on unless I jump it at the ranco switch. With a power probe I applied 12v to the gray wire on the ranco and the system functions as it should. Meaning the engine cooling fans turn on and power goes to the AC clutch. The wiring diagram shows an orange wire going to the ranco and a gray wire coming out. Odd thing is the orange wire has power all the time the system is turned on. Just no power coming out. I'm suspecting the ranco is bad, because according to the FSM it supposed to act as a switch to turn the compressor on and off as the temp at the evaporator goes up or down. How can it do that if there's no power coming out of it. Also, you would think that there would only be power going to it only when you ask for AC not when the system is in heater mode, it has power all the time. Very frustrating
  5. I'm not sure, but I noticed a lot of the new led bulbs have no polarity to them. Maybe that info will be in the paper work that comes with the bulb.
  6. My 77 503 has an allen screw holding the blower knob on. The other knobs, headlight and instrument cluster are push on with small spring loaded button that must be depressed to get them off. Also, my heater only blows on high. No matter what position the knob is in.
  7. I just had my center switch panel out... quite a job. I was trying to get my AC working... FAIL. But at least I got the blower to work. You have to pull the AC vents out, there nuts on either side of the panel that you have to access thru the vent holes. Also you must pull the window switches on top as there are two screws hidden above them. One through each switch hole. They screw in upwards into the dash top. You can just let the switches dangle and not disconnect the wiring. The AC evaporator is what is right behind the radio and vents. With any luck you should be able to squeeze a radio in there without pulling anymore switches than needed. I had all of mine out, the wiring is a mess back there either have a pad and pencil ready or take plenty of pics so you can get the wiring correct on reassembly. Good Luck!
  8. I'm going to try a white LED bulb in mine when I get around to it. I'll have to put in a wedge base but that shouldn't be a problem.
  9. Beautiful! How about some details, history? I'm sure we'd all love to hear some.
  10. I just ran out and got some pics of mine.
  11. VE 13 Tool Box and Battery Cover Assy. A075V6027S * 1 Adhesive A036B6204V * AR Retainer, Battery Cover A075U6066F * 1 Hook, Retainer, Battery Cover A075U1001F * 1 Pop Rivet A075W6091F * 1 Retaining Strap, Toolkit A075T0367F * 1 Foam Pad, Tool Kit A075T0368F * 1
  12. I pulled mine out from the top but that's because it was junk anyway. There was no way it was going in from the top, so up from the bottom it went. Easy peasy. (Compared to the top anyway) I should've pulled it out that way! I got mine out leaving the AC condenser still in place. Some of the bolts were a pain to access but nothing that couldn't be handled.
  13. You do realize your killing us right????
  14. Hi Bibs, please add my car to your list. 1989 Esprit Turbo non SE SCCFC20A7KHF62585 Formerly Black now "Torna Sol" (Pearl Chrome Orange)
×
×
  • Create New...