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Old 03-28-2011
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A/C has me stumped

I have a 2003 Ranger, 4 cylinder. The problem I am having when I select A/C (Normal or Max) it takes about 5 minutes for the compresser to come on. I have put gauges on the compresser all is in the green. It has a full charge, but it takes about 5 minutes for the clutch to engage. When the clutch engages all works normal, cold air. I don't think the clutch is bad, I could be wrong. This has me stump. Any thoughts.... Please
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Old 03-29-2011
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Check the low pressure switch it may be going bad on ya.
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Old 03-29-2011
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check for power at the compressor. If the compressor has power, the compressor is bad. If there is no power, one of the pressure switches, the relay or the a/c switch could be bad. Keep in mind when its cold, the system wont have enough pressure to come on. engine heat will warm it up and cause the a/c to engage
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Old 04-13-2011
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I am having the same issue with an 03 4.0L 5spd. New compressor clutch kit, new A/C switch from dealer, and cools like a champ after driving for 25 minutes or so. What the heck? Have no idea what else to check. I have jumped the low pressure switches and the high pressure switches just to make sure it wasnt one of them, no change. Also system is full of freon...
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Old 04-14-2011
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IIRC the PCM shuts off the compressor at WOT (wide open throttle) .
Check the operation of the throttle position sensor.
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Old 04-15-2011
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Well, I checked it, worked. Replaced to just make sure. Still no a/c...
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