AIR CONDITIONER

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  • sambo77tx
  • Dodge Ram

2001 Dodge Ram 1500 V6 120,000 miles
I'm having a confusing problem with my a/c. When I first turn it on, it will blow very cold for a few minutes (depending on how hot it is outside). After a few minutes the compressor switches off and doesn't want to come back on. If I switch the a/c off for a good while (30 mins or so) then switch it back on, it will blow cold for a few minutes again before the compressor shuts off again. There are no leaks, refrigerant level is good, and I have replaced the clutch cycling switch (as per advice) to no avail. I have been told there could be a problem with spacing in the clutch. Any suggestions on this spacing thing (like how to check/fix it) or other ideas on the problem would be greatly appreciated.

Thursday, July 13th, 2006 AT 8:47 PM

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  • vandragon
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You have to replace the clutch assembly.

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Saturday, July 15th, 2006 AT 2:54 PM
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  • reegs37
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Sounds like it could be the high pressure switch, which should be located at the bottom left of the radiator but not on the radiator, I had the same problem with my 1996 Intrepid and that was the problem along with my fans constintly running. Good luck.

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Monday, July 17th, 2006 AT 9:28 AM

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