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How do you jump a/c compressor so it will take the freon?

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The interuptions in compressor engagement is due to low side drops which is controlled by the pressure switch mounted on the low hose or large metal accumulator on the passenger side. Low side hoses are larger and the accumulator is on the passenger side engine compartment...a paper clip works fine jumping this low side pressure switch out until freon pressures increase enough to keep compressor running to accept freon.

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    The interuptions in compressor engagement is due to low side drops which is controlled by the pressure switch mounted on the low hose or large metal accumulator on the passenger side. Low side hoses are larger and the accumulator is on the passenger side engine compartment...a paper clip works fine jumping this low side pressure switch out until freon pressures increase enough to keep compressor running to accept freon.

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You do not "jump' a compressor...whatever that means.
There are fittings on it to hook up the hoses. There are usally 2 fittings sometimes more. Trace the hoses coming off the compressor to find the fittings. Hook freon up to the low pressure side. You can buy smanll kit at walmart for about 25.00
Make sure you hook it up to the low pressure side. Do not overcharge. Check for leaks first.
Ebay has some leak detectors for freon for about $20. cheap

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