2004 Dodge Stratus Air Conditioner out

Tiny
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Air Conditioning problem
2004 Dodge Stratus 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

Ac is out. Burnt up belt on the a/c compressor with clutch. The clutch is attached to the compressor. It was bright red, hot, and broke the belt. Bpought new belt and a/c compressor with clutch. Now on the new ac compressor with clutch, the clutch is constantly on, running and is smoking. Trying to ad freeon, it is trying (and did) die. Checked the fuses, not that. The clutch is getting hot still. What is causing this?
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Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 AT 7:25 PM

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Tiny
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Check the low pressure switch, it's on the low pressure line, At compressor, If out of R134a, and compressor can run, switch is defective. This will overheat the compressor, no oil running through it!


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DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING - A/C EXPANSION VALVE The expansion valve is located on the engine side of the dash panel, near the right shock tower. The expansion valve can fail in three different positions (open, closed or restricted). In an Open Position: this will result in a noisy compressor or no cooling. The cause can be a broken spring, broken ball or excessive moisture in the A/C system. If the spring or ball are found to be defective, replace the expansion valve. If excessive moisture is found in the A/C system, recycle the refrigerant. In a Closed Position: There will be low suction pressure and no cooling. This may be caused by a failed power dome or excessive moisture in the A/C system. If the power dome on the expansion valve is found to be defective replace the expansion valve. If excessive moisture is found recycle the refrigerant. A Restricted Orifice: There will be low suction pressure and no cooling. This may be caused by debris in the refrigerant system. If debris is believed to be the cause, recycle the refrigerant and replace the expansion valve and receiver/drier.
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