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My 1996 ford explorer Air conditioner suddenly stopped blowing cold air.

My air conditioner suddenly stopped working, it does not have voltage to the switch on the dryer. The fuse is good. Besides from taking the dash panel out, where else I look , is there a relay between the fuse and the dryer switch??

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    The fan blower keeps on going on and off.

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You need to check two things for Ford A/C:

1) Verify that the proper levels of old/r134a are present, you can do this your self it takes only a cheap gauge and a thermometer, you will need to check both the low and high side pressures.
What you are looking for is that both sides read what they should for the ambient temp outside, at 95F it is around 42 on the low side and 275 on the high side.

2) Make sure the A/C clutch is kicking in.

Most problems are going to be ring leakage that causes low fluid levels, or a hole in the dryer that does the same thing. If you have proper levels and the clutch is still not locking in and turning the compressor and you do not have the tools or knowledge to start replacing parts take it to a shop and have them look at it.

If you want to post the results of the above test I will try to help more.

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