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Air conditioner compressor clutch cycles when defrost is on

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Yes its supposed to. It runs to dry the air blowing onto the windshield.

Posted on Dec 05, 2012

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SOURCE: 99 taurus ac clutch

Yes on some engines, but it is very difficult.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Air conditioner compressor clutch not dropping

wow, sen me this truck man, lol. that compressor putting out. ok fun an joke aside. the termostat and the ac pressure switch is gone, replace and system will work normal

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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SOURCE: my air conditioing compressor is cycling for about

If the clutch is engaging and the compressor is actually spinning, then it is something else. Your situation sounds like it is either too full of freon (or whatever yours uses) or too low.

At four seconds this question probably is no, but do you get any cold air?

Posted on Mar 13, 2010

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If it is cycling ,then the orifice tube could be stopped up.

Posted on Apr 08, 2010

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SOURCE: The pulley on the air conditioner compressor is

hi best check fuses first or relay for the aircon pump as these are electric and it could only be a fuse blown....

Posted on Feb 02, 2011

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