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Had to have engine replaced on 2000 dodge stratus, now a/c clutch does not engage. all connections appear to be connected and fuse is good

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I would check to see if there is freon in it. If when replacing in the motor they disconnected any lines for the A/C, the freon escaped. I would take it back to who put the motor in, if it worked before they changed the motor, it should work now, and they should fix it.

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You may be low on refrigerant (R-134a) if the a/c system does not have enough it will not engage the clutch until a pressure switch has been satisfied. You have 2 pressure switches a High side which tells the compressor when to shut off, and a low side telling it when to come on. Also if the pump runs all the time and does not cycle on and off then the refrigerant would be low. good luck

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