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Just replaced the comprssor on my 2001 ford escort but it will not engage. tested the wires with a test light and I have no power plug that connects to the compressor. Key and ac are on.

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  • beafe3 Jul 03, 2009

    is there a fuse that may be out. Should I be getting power with a test light from the connection wires.



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Have you evacuated the system and charged it with Freon? There has to be some pressure in the system to activate the low pressure switch and allow power to compressor clutch.

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