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1999 ford escort and the A/C stopped

I have a 1999 ford escort and the A/C stopped cooling adruptly. The fan would just blow hot air. I purchased one of those do it yourself freon outfits and according to the gauge the freon is adequate in fact the needle was in the red. I foolishly put in just a little freon anyways well the A/C would started to cool but would freeze up but if I shut if off for 15 mins or so it would start working again. But then I went on a trip and the car set up for 12 days and now it wont cool at all. A friend of mine said that it might have tripped some kind of safety switch within the compressor but I cant seem to find anyone that knows about it. Can you please help me? I am on a very limtited budget so taking it to a A/C guy is out of the question but its summertime in Alabama!

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Have the AC compressor checked.

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