Crown Vic P71 A/C Question
Recently purchased a 2003 P71, I'm the 3rd owner, car has 116K . First was the PD, then someone bought it and started to restore it. He lost interest, and I'm going to take up where he left off. I drove P71s for years, but was never responsible for the repairs. Now, I'm retired and am responsible, so I'm trying to learn. The car has had a lot of work done to it, but still has some issues. The most frustrating one is with the A/C. I know here in Virginia the season is almost over, but still need it working properly. Here is the issue: The A/C works well, blows cold and thru the proper openings; when it feels like it. When I turn the A/C on, (doesn't matter if its Max or just A/C), I get air thru the vents, but the compressor doesn't start. At some point in between 3-15 minutes, it'll take off and blow nice cold air. The car cools nicely and stays that way till I shut it off. Then the cycle repeats, nothing for a few minutes, then it works well. Anyone ever heard of this, experienced it? Any ideas on what it might be?