If it is the compressor clutch that is not kicking in, then you have to perform test to find out what is wrong.
When the compressor cuts out, are the cooling fans staying on? If yes, then the problem is from the clutch.
If the cooling fans stops as well, then it could be a faulty magnetic clutch relay or its controlling circuit.
If you are able to perform diagnostics, get a DVOM and test lamp.
Was the freon topped up recently?
Are the cooling fans working when the compressor is engaged?
Do you have engine overheating issues?
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 AT 6:37 AM