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After a few minutes of the A/C running, the light on the A/C button starts blinking. I'm thinking the the air gap in the clutch on the compressor needs to be smaller. i just installed a new compressor and clutch

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That my be but the first thing to check is the fuse for the cooling fans, when the compressor turns on the fans should be running, if not then check the fuses in the engine compartment.

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