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2002 Suzuki XL-7 Limited 4WD 124,000 miles A/C compressor is not kicking on. Fan works and there is no freon leak. Had it checked at shop. They THINK is may need a new compressor. Any other ideas?

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Ok so I'm just going to walk through this with you and make sure I am understanding everything you have said.

  1. You are sure that there isn't a leak in the system and that you aren't low on freon. If you are low on freon it will keep the compressor from working.
  2. Have you had any repairs done lately where the compressor might have come unplugged? I know this might seem stupid, but I've had a car in before to have the EGR replaced and the compressor was unplugged and it took me forever to figure out what had happened.
  3. Your fan is working.
If all of that is correct, the only thing that i could think it might be, would be a bad compressor. Seems a little early to be going out but it happens. That being said, if you need a new compressor, I would recommend you looking online to see if you can buy one and take it in to the shop to have them put it on for you. Should save you some cash. Let me know if you have any further questions. Thanks for using FixYa!

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