The PT does require discharging the A/C. I've heard of some people moving the compressor, but I've done it three times, and think it is easier to just discharge it and get the plumbing out of the way.Bob Lincoln said:Does this car actually require discharging the A/C to change a timing belt? On many cars, you simply unbolt the compressor from its bracket and swing it to one side, without opening the system.
If in fact the compressor is turning on, then I would check to see that the wiring to the fan was not damaged. The engine is moved quite a bit when changing the timing belt, and you never know if it got pinched somehow. But, Bob's points are right on. Make sure the compressor is turning on and the system is starting to cool.