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Just put the belt on today, started it up and hoped for the best. Well, the best did not come. The clutch on the compresser did not kick in. The light above the ac button come on but the clutch never kick in. With this heat wave going on, ive wanted ac in the car. Does the compresser new to be changed or is it something else? Help me fight the heat.
 

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There's a pressure switch in line. If you're low on refrigerant, then the system will not turn on. (Now's your chance to convert. I just went with Duracool, its under $20 of refrigerant for a full charge :shock: ).
 

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That only tells me how to change the coolent in the system, not whats wrong with the clutch not kicking in. Unless the reason its not kicking in is because theres no fuild in it. Would no fuild in it cause the clutch not to kick on?
 

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lessonsinspeed said:
There's a pressure switch in line. If you're low on refrigerant, then the system will not turn on. (Now's your chance to convert. I just went with Duracool, its under $20 of refrigerant for a full charge :shock: ).
Thanks, lucky for me the system has already been switched over to R-134. Time to head to autozone again. Thanks guys.
 

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Dodo,
Theres a high pressure switch on your AC system(usually near the receiver/dryer)
Its a two wire switch,with the key on not running jumper the two pins in the harness and watch to see if the compressor kicks on.If it does most likely your refrigerant is low.(the system is designed not to come on if the charge is low)
If you jumper the harness and the compressor does not come on you could have a small list of problems.
1.open circuit
2.blown winding in the clutch(on the ac pump)
3.blown fuse to the ac circuit.
Try that little test and let us know what happens.
 

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Ok, the compresser kick on, one problem solved, now, i tryed adding R134 and its leaking out from somewhere. Thought it was the O-rings on the compresser, but after changing those, it still leaks. It sounds like its coming from the back of the compresser, but i dont see any leaks. I might have to go out and get some of that UV stuff to pin point the problem.
 

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Bingo you have answered your own question sir.
GL on the repair.
 

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Thanks Ollie for the help. Thank you to the rest of you guys as well.
 

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Any useful help is good help cold.I dont/cant take all the credit.We all helped. :)
 
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