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Air condition air con works for just a few seconds, the clutch throws out and cold air stops clutch will only ingage by stopping the engine and starting it again. the system has been re gased. any idears please ?

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Does it have voltage (12v) into the comp clutch if yes / ac clutch gap to wide if you can push it with a screw driver and it restarts (be carful ,engine runnig)

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