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97 Grand cherokee, A/C blows Hot air. A/C light on dash is lit. Compressor clutch is not engaging. Where do I start to diagnose the problem?

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  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    Unless you have a good set of gauges and an evacuation pump as well as lots of a/c experience, you will end up wasting money and time and not get the results you are looking for...bring it to a shop and have it diagnosed.



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Check the fuse for the a/c, then I would have it checked to see if there is enough freon in the unit.

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