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Air cond. blow hot air at idle --gauges show same PSI until reved up then bows cold air --expansion valve--or compressor

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  • raflanary May 22, 2011

    had guages hooked up (thought it was just low )clutch engageing compressor turning. high side low- low side high --until reved up then readings become better and starts to cool--stuck expansion valve or bad compressor?

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Sounds like a faulty compressor. See if the clutch turns on when you turn on the AC. (You will need to have someone turn the AC on while you look under the hood.) The compressor is driven by the serpentine belt on the front of the engine. It does kind of make sense if its a problem with the compressor cluthc. Since the compressor is driven by the serpentine drive belt which is in turn driven by the engine, the faster the engine is running, the faster the belt goes. So it might be possible that since the drive belt is turning faster when the engine is working harder, it helps the compressor clutch engage easier.

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Posted on May 22, 2011

  • Jose Cada
    Jose Cada May 22, 2011

    A failing expansion valve will cause several distinct noises. Clanging, banging and squealing are some of the regular noises associated with a bad expansion valve. If you are hearing this noises then its time to get a new expansion valve.

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