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On a 1995 pontiac grand am gt how do you get the a/c clutch to engage to put freon in

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Someone else asked the same question, but different car- I guess they didn't believe me-
The answer is - it's the opposite process. You need to put the refrigerant in the system in order for the clutch and compressor to come on. The refrigerant comes in highly pressurized cans, and it will load into the system through the low side filler valve. Once there's sufficient pressure in the system, the compressor kicks on. At first it will cycle on and off fairly rapidly until the system is adequately pressurized. If the compressor were to run without refrigerant and lubricating oil, it would burn out. I suggest you purchase a gauge( similar to a tire gauge) that hooks up to the same valve that the filler hose hooks up to. It will give a reading of the system charge, so you don't under or over charge the system, and they're relatively inexpensive. They can be purchased in the auto parts store where you get the refrigerant and filler hose.

Hope this helps...

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If the a/c lines do not have enough compression in them the clutch will not turn. unfortunatley u will have to take it to a shop and have them fill it. with freon and a/c dye, so if it get hot again they can find the leak.

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