1997 FORD F150 AIR CONDITIONER NOT WORKING

  • Tiny
  • Don Byrd
  • 1997 Ford F-150

Air Conditioning problem
1997 Ford F150 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 179000 miles

When I turn on the air conditioner, I can hear the compressor engage and observed it start to spin, but then it stops and every few seconds after it does the same thing.

Thursday, June 10th, 2010 AT 10:22 AM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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It shouldn't do that-the compressor is locking up, it's on it's way out.

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Friday, June 11th, 2010 AT 4:26 AM
  • Tiny
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Your vehicle's airconditioning system is equipped with a low pressure switch which will cause the compressor to cycle on and off if the system is low on refrigerant. (Freon) If there is a total loss of refrigerant the LPS will prevent the compressor from comming on at all. You may want to have your refrigerant pressures checked before proceeding with a costly compressor replacement.

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Monday, June 14th, 2010 AT 5:34 PM

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