It shouldn't do that-the compressor is locking up, it's on it's way out.
June, 14, 2010 AT 5:34 PM
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.