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How to restart the AC compressor

Service station filled freon but AC remains hot - it was suggested that it needs a computer restart from a dealer. Some other way

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When you start the car with the ac off go under the hood and look at the ac compressor. Look at it good and you will see the clutch is not spinning. Now go in the car and turn the ac on max, when you go under the hood again I will bet the clutch is still not spinning. If you feel comfortable you can unplug the wire that plugs in to the compressor and make a jumper wire that goes to the battery and engage the clutch that way, this would ensure the clutch is good if it engages. Other way is to start checking fuses and relays. I haven't heard of having to reset the computer from havin ac serviced. I work in a shop that does this knid of work.

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Unhook the battery for 1 minute.

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