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Would low on freon cause my compressor not to turn on?

My a/c suddenly stopped blowing cold air. I cannot hear the compressor come on so I can add freon to the system.

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  • robin May 08, 2014

    On this car the compressor will not come on with low freon, had a tech add the freon after he started the compressor. Now it runs excellent. Just thought I would post this for anyone who may run into this problem. There is a way to turn the compressor on so it can take in the freon,

  • gene sewell
    gene sewell May 08, 2014

    its good you posted the fix robin . i learned something from your post.

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You need to check the compressor clutch first it should come on automatically low Freon wouldn't stop it from coming on but im not an exspert on this system. so with out looking and doing a couple of tests cant give you a definite answer. check the breaker first thing. [fuse]

Posted on May 08, 2014

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SOURCE: front aircond. blows warm. Rear air is cold

this is caused by a defective temperature control blend door actuator motor. Don't overhcahrge the system, if one part of dual climate works ok the problem is not the compressor or the system charge

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Check fuse, My inlaws had a van that didn't kick out cold , and it ended up being a blown fuse.

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SOURCE: trying to add freon to my 99 gmc sierra, as i add

The compressor cutting and out is a good sign that the system is trying to work. Usually when the compressor cuts in and out after a few seconds, it means that the system is not fully charged and more refrigerant is needed. It's a good idea to purchase a gauge that measures the amount of charge in the system. The gauge looks like an air gauge, and they are not very expensive. That way you will know how much more of a charge the system needs. The gauge hooks up to the low pressure valve, just as the charge hose does.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Air conditioner suddenly stops blowing cold and

If you are absolutely confident the AC compressor is not kicking out on low pressure then it is the blend door actuator.

The blend door determines how much air blows through the heater core or evaporator.

The actuator can be purchased at dealer and maybe at a local part store.

Posted on May 27, 2010

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SOURCE: The AC on my 2002

If the freon is full and the compressor clutch is working,is the blower working, need more details, if it is, you could have a blocked orifice filter. or a bad high pressure switch located at the rear of the compressor.if the high pressure switch loses voltage or goes out, your cool air will come to a dead halt. check the high pressure switch for voltage. good luck!

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