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The a/c compressor clutch in my 2003 ford taurus will engage for a second then disengage, then engage and disengage again. The air that comes out is warm because the clutch won't stay engaged. What should I check and how do I fix it?

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SOURCE: air conditioner compressor clutch won't stay in

sound like a low freon charge

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