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Air blows cold for about 20 minutes then stops the compressor stops working

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  • catscot Jul 31, 2008

    My air conditioner worked for 1 day after I took it in to be fixed, then nothing. I took it back and they put more coolant in it and same thing worked 1 day and then stopped.



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    ac turns off when changin fan speed

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Make sure the drian line from the AC is not clogged this could freeze up the air exchange. Make sure it puts out water when the ac is on and youstop the car it should put some water out

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The clutch is most likely going out.

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