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My air condition work only when I hot wire the compressor clutch. Otherwise it not engaging when I turn on the ac.

2.4 liter sedan

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Check for the following:
- Refrigerant pressure too low.
- Wiring.
- Malfunction in the pressure switch which is attached to the liquid line.
- Check AC fuse and relay circuit.
- Malfunction is AC module.
- Safety switch of compressor.

Posted on May 08, 2014

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You have to insert a can of R134A refrigerant and hose on the low pressure port.
Normally it is the fatter of the two hoses coming from the compre3ssor.It should then kick in with the A/C switch engaged.
If not you may have a bad fuse,switch,compressor,or relay.

Posted on May 08, 2014

Testimonial: "It works, I have to manually engage the compressor clutch."

  • Robin W May 08, 2014

    its not the relay

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here is a link to your problem and a solution:
http://en.allexperts.com/q/4-Wheel-Drive-2700/2008/5/C-Clutch-engaging.htm

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First suggestion is the clutch not engaging. Check voltage at clutch plug and confirm power source, if there is power there then clutch would work unless it has failed.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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I have the same problem with my Durango AC. I called the dealer and they do have clutch for my compressor available. I wonder how big of a job it can be. I got my A/C Charged thinking I am low on compressor gas only to find out after 135 dollars that it is my clutch that is not engaging. Cost of new compressor and labor factor added to it get to be a scary sum of money for 1998 model. Any one knows how to replace this clutch? Is it the front bold that is holding the entire clutch? Help amin

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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