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It's a 1995 Saturn sl the clutch on ac compressor kicks on with direct power the engine fan also changed relays still get the code 26 quad drive modal need some help

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This info is from 1998 Saturn Sl , my service info doesn't go to 95 . It's the same except for code numbers , My info is P0xxx #'s . The quad driver is part of the ECM - engine computer !
Here is a description from Saturn service info .
A quad driver module (QDM) is an electronic switch which completes a ground circuit when switching ON. The QDM independently controls 4 separate outputs. A load is connected between battery voltage and the QDM allowing the QDM driver to control the output. Each QDM has fault detection logic which compares QDM driver input and output voltages. The logic expects to measure less than 3 volts when the QDM driver is ON and greater than 7 volts when OFF. The QDM has only one fault line that will detect a fault on any of the 4 outputs. The scan tool can be used to cycle the outputs ON or OFF. The scan tool can also perform an automated test which can isolate the faulty circuit.
The quad drive it self may be bad , GM had a problem with these !
Did you check fuse's ?
Conditions for Setting the DTC
DTC P01650 and/or P1651 will set if:
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There is an open, short to ground or short to voltage on any of the QDM output circuits


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MIL (SERVICE ENGINE SOON) telltale circuit


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Upshift lamp circuit


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Cooling fan relay circuit


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A/C relay circuit


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Fault detected for 5 seconds for DTC P1651. Fault detected for 20 seconds for DTC P1650.

Important: The QDM circuit is continuously checked when the engine is running.

Posted on May 18, 2015

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SOURCE: 1995 z-28. air conditioner compressor won't kick

Your A/C pressure switch may have gone bad or the wire harness to it may have gone bad. The switch is along the low pressure line or on the A/C Accumulator ( looks like a silver canister) , Unplug the wire and you can jump it there and see if the clutch comes on, if it does try spreading the two tabs apart on the switch and clipping the wire back on. If it does not come back on you need to replace the switch, you can do it with out loosing to much R134A. Just got to be quick when you  remove the old one and placing the new one. The low side should have a reading of 30PSI to 50PSI and the high side should have 150PSI to 200PSI. Any other reading will give you poor A/C performance. Good luck and hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 1991 Sierra GMC AC control problem

The follwing is a cut and paste from a service bulletin:

Bulletin No.: 461202

Date: May, 1994

SUBJECT:
A/C CONTROL HEAD FLASHES OR ERRATIC OPERATION OF A/C CONTROLS (POLISH
TERMINALS)

MODELS:
1988-94 CHEVROLET AND GMC TRUCK C/K MODELS
1990-94 CHEVROLET AND GMC TRUCK TOPKICK/KODIAK MODELS WITH C60 OR C69 AIR
CONDITIONING

CONDITION:

A/C Control Head flashes, performs erratically or malfunctions.

CAUSE:

Light surface corrosion on the Control Head terminals.

CORRECTION:

Remove the A/C Control Head and while holding the unit with the terminal
cavity down (toward the floor) so no particles will fall inside on the
circuit boards, polish the terminals on both sides of the cavity with a lead
pencil pink eraser. Do not use an ink eraser or other abrasive such as a
small wire brush or sandpaper, etc. Doing so will remove the terminal
coating and degrade the contact surface.

Performing this procedure, in many cases, will make replacing the Control
Head unnecessary. Using this procedure in conjunction with the A/C circuit
diagnosis found in the Electrical Diagnosis Manual and especially before
replacing a Control Head for any reason is recommended.

After polishing the Control Head terminals, but before reconnecting, check
for proper terminal contact as described in the applicable electrical
diagnosis manual. If contact is good, apply dielectric grease (P/N 12345579)
to the harness connector terminals. Please do not apply grease to the
Control Head.

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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SOURCE: ac compressor clutch relay 1991 honda accord

Difficult to describe, but I will give it a try.
Inside the driver's side fender, close to the front of the car, there is a bracket that is held in place by one bolt, but which has a short horizontal bar as part of it which has two large clips encircling two cylinderical devices which have wires clipped into them at the bottoms. The one closest to the front (radiator) is the compressor clutch relay. The other one is the condenser fan relay.
Hope this helps you find it.

Posted on Oct 20, 2009

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SOURCE: have 95 saturn sl with code 26 and 27 quad driver

well the quad driver may not be at fualt and most likely is not.

there is a fualt line that the computer uses to monitor for fualts but the thing is one line monitors four different things and the code is to get you in the general area but not to the exact fualt. so from here you need to test for failed components. that code and the quad driver monitors the a/c , evap solniod , egr solenoid and coolant fan relay. the fan relay and egr are the most common i see all the time. and with you having an isssue with that coolant light i want to say check the fan circuit.

let me know if you have more question thank you and good luck

Posted on Nov 26, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks I'll check those circuits,but could not find a test for the egr module,but did find for linear egr valve."

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SOURCE: ac compressor clutch does not engage

to prevent damage to the air conditioning system there is a "low pressure switch" located on the condenser near the low pressure hose (large one) .. if the refrigerrant (R134A) gets too low then the clutch will be blocked from activating by that switch .. you can have your system tested and recharged or you can do that yourself .. the R134A is available at auto parts stores .. some come with a gague that is required for proper charge .. if you dont already have a gage then yoiu will need that one ... recharge kits often come with instructions .. other less likely but possible problems could be a fuse or bad AC clutch relay. sometimes damaged wiring or bad clutch will be the problem but much more likely just low fluid ..

Posted on Jun 24, 2010

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