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AC clutch engages and disengages constantly

I have a 1998 F-150, and everytime I turned the AC on, I can hear and see the clutch engaging for a couple of seconds and then it disengages. It does this same thing over and over as long as the AC is on. I tried to add a can of freon R134A, but the system wouldn't even take it. Does this means that I need to replace the compressor? or what do you recommend?

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The system is low on charge, as far as the attempt to add refrigerant u did something wrong, no sure what, the rapid cycling of the compressor is only caused by a low charge 99% of the time. Have u hooked up a set of gauges to check pressures?

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