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Old 05-09-2007
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a/c problems.....

i have power at the compressor, but the compressor clutch isn't kicking in.......does that mean the whole unit is bad, or can i just replace the clutches?
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Did you try jumping the pressure cycling switch (located on top of the accumulator)? If the compressor clutch engages when the switch is jumped, then I would suspect a low charge.
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i would bet it needs to be charged
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Did you try jumping the pressure cycling switch (located on top of the accumulator)? If the compressor clutch engages when the switch is jumped, then I would suspect a low charge.
i jumped the safety switch.......i have 12v of power at the plug behind the a/c compressor pulley......

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i would bet it needs to be charged
it worked fine before i started doing something to it........i just had it charged last week.....along with all the seals replaced in it....
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Could be the clutch gap is out of spec. Or maybe the clutch is indeed shot.

A/C clutches are replaceable, the question usually is, do you have to remove the compressor to do it. On my SHO, the answer is yes. On the Ranger, I'm not sure.
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^^ that is good to know.....now i need to go through my Chilton and figure that out!
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Why would it be so hard to remove the A/C compressor? It's just 4 13mm bolts and one serpentine belt.
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i wonder how hard it is to swap the clutches....
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This hard.


http://www.autoacforum.com/messagevi...threadid=17202


I realize that example was a GM, but Ford should be similar.
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