Hello all, haven't posted in a while. I've been driving the Rangie all winter and so far this summer. I've parked it for various minor catch up repairs and driving the Disco instead.
I have the front and rear screen washer pumps and such sorted as well as the cruse control. Working on Hella driving lamps and EAS components now.
This brings me to the question. In checking components to prepare for the swap back to air springs and running through things with Nanocom the compressor didn't run. The error is "Thermal Switch Over Temp". I pulled the compressor and took the motor apart. Found a fair amount of carbon but the brushes still look good. I've cleaned everything up with electronics cleaner, cleaned the commutator slots and gave it a gentle polish. The thermal switch is reading closed with an ohm meter. I don't much like the readings on the pole plates, but I was going to put it back together and give it a try when I noticed a ring in between the PC board and end bell of the motor. It's just loose and moving all over the place.
The O.D. of this ring is stepped. The inner step fits into the hole in the PC board perfectly and the outer step won't let it pass through. It seems that is where it belongs but I don't see what is supposed to hold it there.
While on the subject of EAS parts does anyone have any experience with a company out of Germany called "AEROSUS"? Prices look good to me.
Thanks for looking