Question about 1998 Jeep Wrangler
The a/c on my 1998 jeep wrangler works only when the car is cool. Once you start driving it only cools for around 2 - 15 minutes depending on how hot the day is. Then it starts to smell like vinegar and the air starts to come out really hot. Just like if it had No freon. So basically it is not cooling when I need it. If the day is really hot the a/c system doesn't cool at all. When you open the hood you can see that when there is No cold air coming out the clutch is not cycling. It only cycles when the cold air is working. How can I fix this problem. I had a similar problem before and they changed the condenser about 4 to 5 years ago. I have a problem with my a/c it would come on and when it got hot it would shut off cool off and come back on. Well it finally stopped and never came back on. Every time I stated the jeep it would make a roaring noise and die down after a few seconds. I saw it was the clutch so I replaced the entire compressor recharged it and the clutch still doesn't move so I am back to the same thing just no nasty noise when when I start it up.
If you still have freon in it you can try a new low pressure switch. You should find it around the oblong tank. You can unplug the switch and jump the plug to see if the clutch engages. Moderation is the key. Put in the correct ounces of Freon and the system should cycle. Too much freon it will cut out-too little it will cut out. You want the pipes to sweat or frost and the compressor to go off and on. Also be sure you put in an oil charge for that new compressor.
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