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Old 03-27-2012, 04:54 AM
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A/C in these cars never worked all that well, it was a factory version of an add-on system. Nothing like the systems in the current cars. And it drained significant engine power. An old joke was that acceleration and a/c were mutually exclusive. For a while there was an add-on device available that cut the a/c compressor during acceleration. And it uses the old freon, which isn't readily available anymore. So I'm guessing that a combination of these reasons resulted in a former owner simply removing it.
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