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1997 Dakota 3.9L A/C Clutch not engaging. I have

1997 Dakota 3.9L A/C Clutch not engaging. I have power going to clutch but no engagement. R134 is full. How do I test if its the clutch or the compessor?

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  • marcmntn Jun 23, 2009

    I put power directly to the clutch and nothing. If for some reason R134 was low, would the clutch not engage even when I jump it?



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If you have power to the clutch and the R134 is full and you are sure of this then the clutch is bad it needs to be replaced.

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

  • Rob Carpenter Jun 24, 2009

    If you power up the clutch and it does not engage is is the clutch. Even if the R134 is low powering it would make it work. It may not provide cold air but it would work.



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