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I have an intermittent problem in my Matrix air conditioning. The refrigerant is fully charged but the compressor runs only two-seconds and shuts off for four-seconds. What's odd is that my green

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SOURCE: AIR CONDITIONING: COMPRESSOR STOPS WORKING

you need to replace the capcitor

that may be the problem for compressor working for sometime

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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in most instances when you open an a/c system you must also make sure that it's not only charged properly, but you also have to replace the dryer. moisture in an a/c system is the enemy and when you open the system. the moisture get's in there and plugs the dryer causing a blockage. hence why it only works for a few minutes.

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SOURCE: 2004 Toyota Prado Landcruiser Air conditioning light flashing

Is the magnet clutch on the compressor engaging? If not; replace the magnet clutch relay.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Sporadic cooling by AC on 2001 Toyota Camry 4cyl

SEE WHAT COLOR THE AC MAG CLUTCH RELAY IS / UNDER THE HOOD RELAY BLOCK IF IT IS WHITE TRY REPLACING IT WITH ONE OF THE BLUE ONES IN THIS SAME BLOCK (HORN RELAY) IF COMPRESSOR ENGAGES REPLACE WITH TOYOTA UPDATED RELAY ( PLEASE RANK THIS)

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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SOURCE: would i lose a freon charge in that time period what odds it needs more than a ch

does the AC compressor run under the hood? if not u have lost the charge out of the system and u have a leak..

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How do I recharge the AC on a 2002 Chevrolt Malibu?


The only way to know if a vehicle's air condition is properly charged is to use refrigerant gauges to determine the high side and low side pressure while the system is running. Without gauges, there are a few things you can check:
  1. With ambient temperature over 85 degrees Fahrenheit, when you first start the engine for the day, the compressor should engage and stay engaged. If it cycles off and on for more than one minute, or if the compressor fails to engage at all, there is a likelihood that the refrigerant charge is low. (If ambient temperature is under 85 degrees Fahrenheit, a small amount of cycling is normal, but the compressor should remain engaged for a longer time than it is disengaged);
  2. If the compressor is not engaging at all, momentarily place a wire jumper across the two pins of the refrigerant pressure switch connector with the engine running and the system on. The compressor should engage. If it does not, the system is not working properly. If it does, there is likely insufficient refrigerant in the system.

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Need to leak check the system,recover the refrigerant,
vacuum out all air & moisture, I would assume was put
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98 explorer air conditioning compressor only engages for a few seconds, what do I check first


It sound like it has a low charge but if you know that it is fully charged you may have a bad low pressure switch . Also make sure that the condensor fan is working properly and the system is not building to much pressure.

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Although the A/C system should not be serviced by the do-it-yourselfer, preventive maintenance can be practiced and A/C system inspections can be performed to help maintain the efficiency of the vehicle's A/C system. For A/C system inspection, perform the following: The easiest and often most important check for the air conditioning system consists of a visual inspection of the system components. Visually inspect the air conditioning system for refrigerant leaks, damaged compressor clutch, abnormal compressor drive belt tension and/or condition, plugged evaporator drain tube, blocked condenser fins, disconnected or broken wires, blown fuses, corroded connections and poor insulation.
CHECKING FOR OIL LEAKS Refrigerant leaks show up as oily areas on the various components because the compressor oil is transported around the entire system along with the refrigerant. Look for oily spots on all the hoses and lines, and especially on the hose and tubing connections. If there are oily deposits, the system may have a leak, and you should have it checked by a certified air conditioning specialist.
Fig. 1: Run your hand along the underside of all hose connections and check for leaks. If you find a leak, have it fixed by a certified air conditioning specialist.
check%20ac%20leak.jpg KEEPING THE CONDENSER CLEAR Periodically inspect the front of the condenser for bent fins or foreign material (dirt, bugs, leaves, etc.). If any cooling fins are bent, straighten them carefully. You can remove any debris with a stiff bristle brush.

Fig. 1: The position of the condenser in front of the radiator makes it particularly susceptible to collecting debris. Periodically, remove the accumulated bugs, leaves and other trash from the condenser. ac%202.gif
CHECKING THE REFRIGERANT LEVEL There are two ways to check refrigerant level. On vehicles equipped with sight glasses, checking the refrigerant level is a simple matter. Many late model vehicles, however, do not have a sight glass, and you have to check the temperature of the lines to determine the refrigerant level.
With Sight Glass The sight glass is normally located in the head of the receiver/drier. The receiver/drier is not hard to locate. It's a large metal cylinder that looks something like a fire extinguisher. Sometimes the sight glass is located in one of the metal lines leading from the top of the receiver/drier. Once you've found it, wipe it clean and proceed as follows:
  1. With the engine and the air conditioning system running, look for the flow of refrigerant through the sight glass. If the air conditioner is working properly, you'll be able to see a continuous flow of clear refrigerant through the sight glass, with perhaps an occasional bubble at very high temperatures.
  2. Cycle the air conditioner on and off to make sure what you are seeing is clear refrigerant. Since the refrigerant is clear, it is possible to mistake a completely discharged system for one that is fully charged. Turn the system off and watch the sight glass. If there is refrigerant in the system, you'll see bubbles during the off cycle. If you observe no bubbles when the system is running, and the airflow from the unit in the vehicle is delivering cold air, everything is OK.
  3. If you observe bubbles in the sight glass while the system is operating, the system is low on refrigerant. Have it checked by a professional.
  4. Oil streaks in the sight glass are an indication of trouble. Most of the time, if you see oil in the sight glass, it will appear as a series of streaks, although occasionally it may be a solid stream of oil. In either case, it means that part of the charge has been lost.
  1. Fig. 1: Oils streaks (A), constant bubbles (B) or foam (C) indicate there is not enough refrigerant in the system. Occasional bubbles during the initial operation are normal. A clear sight glass indicates a proper charge of refrigerant or no refrigerant at all, which can be determined by the presence of cold air at the outlets in the vehicle. If the glass is clouded with a milky white substance, have the receiver/dryer checked by a certified air conditioning specialist. ac%203.jpg

Without Sight Glass On vehicles that are not equipped with sight glasses, it is necessary to feel the temperature difference in the inlet and outlet lines at the receiver/drier to gauge the refrigerant level. Use the following procedure:
  1. Locate the receiver/drier. It will generally be up front near the condenser. It is shaped like a small fire extinguisher and will always have two lines connected to it. One line goes to the expansion valve and the other goes to the condenser.
  2. With the engine and the air conditioner running, hold a line in each hand and gauge their relative temperatures. If they are the same approximate temperatures, the system is correctly charged.
  3. If the line from the expansion valve to the receiver/drier is a lot colder than the line from the receiver/drier to the condenser, then the system is overcharged. It should be noted that this is an extremely rare condition.
  4. If the line that leads from the receiver/drier to the condenser is a lot colder than the other line, the system is undercharged.
  5. If the system is undercharged or overcharged, have it checked by a professional air conditioning mechanic.
Fig. 3: Checking the refrigerant charge if the system has no sight glass. ac%204.jpg

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Unless you are state certified to work on a/c stop what you are doing and take the ride to a certified a/c person. You are in violation of EPA and a dosen state and federal laws by doing anything on a/c.

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Do you hear the air conditioning compressor switch on (with the engine running) when you turn on the air conditioning from inside the car. Get a friend to turn on and off the air conditioning while you listen with the hood open engine running you should hear a clicking sound on and off each time the a/c is cycled on and off or the a/c clutch is not locking up the compressor. This may be due to many things (bad clutch, bad compressor, no power to controls or compressor clutch) but it could be a sign of low charge the system has a low pressure switch which prevents the system from being energized if the system has low refrigerant charge. By protecting itself it prevent catastrophic failure of the compressor and ensuing damage to the rest of the a/c system if the system looses it charge. You will need to have the system checked out by someone experienced in air conditioning work who will attach pressure gauges to your car and see if the refrigerant pressures are OK. The system naturally looses some refrigerant over time but if the system constantly looses charge then it has a leak that must be investigated and repaired before just recharging the system

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Is the compressor engaging? If not he needs to find if a sensor issue if its fully charged or a low pressure or refrigerant condition. You can have pressure without refrigerant.

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