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Freon level good but ac compressor wont stay on

To begin with I checked the freon level and its good, I have a 2001 chrysler 2.7L SFI 6cyl, and I turn my engine on runs fine but then when I turn on the a/c it blows only hot air. i can hear the idling going up and down so i poped the hood and listened. What I hear was I think to be the compressor clicking on then immediatly off about 1 - 2 seconds later. What could it be?
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It is most likely the freon level is way low.

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