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post #1 of 9 Old 10-05-2011, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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no cold air.. any help

i got a 03 350 and the ac has worked for the ten years ive had it but just went out a couple weeks ago.. im pretty sure the clutch is bad in it because when the ac shuts off ive gone out under the hood and checked it out and the clutch on it (idk if its the clutch that pops out but its like that black dish on the front of the compressor) is popped out, but if i hit it with something and pop it back in then the ac will turn on again but not for long.

just wonderin if i should get a whole new compressor or what..

thanks
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had the same problem in my 2001 f250, cold air would not start until i was going down the road, but im not sure what to tell you... maybe ask a senior member
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Before you go buy a compressor check and see if your getting power to the compressor. If no power to the clutch then you have another problem. Could be low charge, bad switch or other things if you have no power to the compressor clutch. Make sure key is on engine running with a/c set to on or max a/c when you test

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ya , thanks .. im gunna check it out and if i cant fiure it out i know i guy that can hook me up and tell me wats wrong with it
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Sounds like it's low on charge, there is a low pressure switch which disengages the clutch to prevent freezing/damage to the compressor from running flat. As stated before it could also be a bad switch or clutch.
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There is a high/low pressure safety switch. Check your air gap. As any clutch does, it wears down to a point so that they won't engage. You have to remove some spacers in between the clutches and then it might work better.



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i got a 03 350 and the ac has worked for the ten years ive had it but just went out a couple weeks ago.. im pretty sure the clutch is bad in it because when the ac shuts off ive gone out under the hood and checked it out and the clutch on it (idk if its the clutch that pops out but its like that black dish on the front of the compressor) is popped out, but if i hit it with something and pop it back in then the ac will turn on again but not for long.

just wonderin if i should get a whole new compressor or what..

thanks
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You might get more help with your problems if you posted them all in the correct forum.

Don't be hitting the clutch with a hammer. Check your charge first. Sounds low to me. Recharging mine and replacing the orifice tube solved all my problems. Good luck.

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TexasAggie09 You might get more help with your problems if you posted them all in the correct forum.

Don't be hitting the clutch with a hammer. Check your charge first. Sounds low to me. Recharging mine and replacing the orifice tube solved all my problems. Good luck.
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