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Old 06-06-2010
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A/C Clutch issues.

Lately I have been having a problem with my a/c. It will work perfectly fine and blow ice cold for about 15 minute. Then randomly while I'm driving down the road the air will become warm and about 5 mins. later it will become cold again. I can lightly tap the clutch on the compressor and it will start working again until it kicks off. I also notice that when I'm idling the ac will not cycle, the compressor will just stay on. The system is fully charged, the clutch has power, at least I am pretty sure it does since I can tap it and it will work. Could it be a switch or something? Or is the clutch weak?
Here is a short video of the problem. YouTube - Compressor clutch problem (the groaning has gone away if it has anything to do with the problem.)
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Unfornntley it sounds as if it has went bad :( There not cheap either..
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A good fully charged system the clutch should not go on and off.If the clutch keeps clicking off and on it is low on refridgerent.
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Old 05-11-2011
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Hello, I have a problem with my 97 ranger, When I turn on the a/c, no cold air comes out and the a/c clutch makes a bad knocking/clicking noise when the clutch engage what could it be.
help please, I live in Arizona...

A good fully charged system the clutch go on and off.

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