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Compressor not engaging except only few seconds

Ac compressor not engaging except only few seconds after car is turned on then it stops

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Check your a/c freon pressure, sound like its low, when recharging have them check for leaks freon don't wast has to have a leak, the reason the a/c compr. cut off is because it has a low pressure switch, so when low on freon it will cut compr. off, so it don't damage it.

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