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Old 09-23-2018, 06:16 PM   #1
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Looking for info on a very old Starcool system

1990 Ford E250. It has an early Starcool system that piggybacks on the dash A/C's blower and evaporator.

The dash A/C works OK while driving. When the belt-driven compressor kicks in, so does the fan on the extra Starcool condenser under the driver's side door.

What doesn't work is any of the shore power stuff. When I turn on the 20A breaker and turn down the thermostat, there's a quiet click from the relay box under the rear seat, but nothing else happens.

Found lots of info in the forum, but it's mostly for Starcool III, which is different from my system. I could use a schematic, because the wiring is surprisingly complicated.
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:56 PM   #2
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I have a Starcool II schematic, would you like a pic?
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:07 PM   #3
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Yes, I'd appreciate that. I don't know if StarCool II is the one I have, but I should be able to tell pretty quickly if the schematic resembles what's installed.
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:11 PM   #4
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Starcool II Schematic

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There should be two attachments, if you only see one let me know.
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:42 PM   #6
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I only see one attachment.


This looks different from the system I have, unfortunately -- the one I have operates the dash A/C blower when parked, instead of having a separate evaporator and blower. It seems they went through several revisions with this system.


I actually have the original manual for my van, but it only describes the operation of the system in general terms -- it doesn't have an electrical schematic or other technical info.
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