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My air conditioner clutch wont engage, it works

My air conditioner clutch wont engage, it works i hooked a direct line to it, Seems to have enough pressure in the line, checked that with a gauge also, if i bypass the low side switch perminately will this wreck it?

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Of your system is working correctly except for the switch, it should continue to do so without the switch. However, if something fails in the system you risk sustaining more damage...just as removing a fuse from an electrical system will. One thing you did not mention is the compressor relay...have you checked that? It feeds power to high and low switches, so likely you have.

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Don't bypass the low pressure side cycle switch, for that will nullify the design of that system. From what you are saying here, the low side pressure cycling switch is bad, or there is not enough refrigerant in the system to trigger the switch for the system to work normally. When the clutch is engaged, does it produce cold air through the vents? If not, then you need to find the leak and recharge.

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If you checked the pressure, and it is fine(make sure it is fine) there is a sticker under the hood for the pressure specs. Then you vehicle may have a faulty cycle switch. You need to see if there is power to the switch with a/c on.

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