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Old 03-25-2012, 03:26 PM
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Default A/C Problem?

My A/C takes a few minutes to get cold, but seems pretty cold to get there. Only used it a couple times but it seems to take about 10-15 minutes to get cold? This mean a recharge is in order?
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:16 PM
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Probably. Does it make a difference on Max AC?
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:33 PM
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Default Re: A/C Problem?

does the compressor clutch kick in? - do you see it spinning?
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:23 PM
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Default Re: A/C Problem?

If you here it cycle on and off fast, it might need a recharge. Pick up a recharge kit almost anyplace, and get one that comes with a guage so you can see the pressure in the system, there not very expensive at all.
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Old 03-25-2012, 09:50 PM
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Default Re: A/C Problem?

It makes no difference on max or regular that I could tell. I'll put a recharge in it and see what difference it makes.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:20 AM
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does the compressor clutch kick in? - do you see it spinning?
Finally got around to looking at this closer and the clutch is NOT kicking in. Fuse and wiring look fine. Have to see if just the clutch is replaceable. any ideas?
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:50 AM
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More likely the low pressure switch is stuck. Unplug it and jump the terminals, see if the compressor kicks on.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:26 PM
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More likely the low pressure switch is stuck. Unplug it and jump the terminals, see if the compressor kicks on.
Where would this switch be?
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:36 PM
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Passenger side on the accumulator
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:58 PM
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Passenger side on the accumulator
OK, I jumped the wires on the plug and the clutch still did not engage.



OK, I missed that there was a relay as well as the fuse - swapped out the relay for another one and poof, I have cold AC again. It was down a bit on coolant so filled that up as well Ready for summer...

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Old 04-19-2012, 04:07 PM
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Check to make sure power is getting right to the compressor clutch when you jump the pressure switch. If you are getting power at the clutch then the clutch could be defective.
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:47 PM
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Check to make sure power is getting right to the compressor clutch when you jump the pressure switch. If you are getting power at the clutch then the clutch could be defective.
Fixed it. It was a relay I had missed checking
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:35 AM
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hey where is the relay/fuse, my truck has the same exact problems!!??!!??
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:04 PM
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OMG this thread solved My AC problem lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8 months of terrible AC compressor bullshit solved by this thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:24 AM
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OMG this thread solved My AC problem lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8 months of terrible AC compressor bullshit solved by this thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Glad to have helped!

So there is a fuse, a low pressure switch AND a RELAY too.
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