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Title: AC problems
Post by: pointer on July 01, 2018, 12:13:50 PM
MY AC stopped blowing cold air, it was quite warm!   My garage tells me that there is voltage to the compressor but its clutch will not engage, so a replacement compressor is needed. 

I have read about similar problems where there was voltage to a compressor but its clutch would not engage due to a wiring fault.  Once that fault was traced and rectified, the AC worked OK.  Why is this? [NE1]
Title: Re: AC problems
Post by: johnnyroper on July 01, 2018, 06:10:47 PM
If you have voltage to compressor but itís not engaging then you donít have a wiring fault?

If you 100% have voltage to the clutch try some wd40 and a rubber mallet as the clutches can stick sometimes. Failing that find a decent 2nd hand one and just swap clutch over so you donít need to regas etc