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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-30-10, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Disconnecting AC compressor

The A/C is not working on my '00 CV and I don't want to mess with it until next year. The compressor does cycle on briefly then shuts off and I know that when you have it in DEFROST, it turns on the compressor for defogging. I want to disconnect the compressor but I'm wondering if this will harm anything...(other than not having defog function)?

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Re: Disconnecting AC compressor

Does it keep cycling for short bursts? If so, it's low on freon. Disconnecting it may have the compressor freeze up and not work if there's a leak that allows moisture in the system. It may nad it may not.

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Re: Disconnecting AC compressor

unplugging it will keep it from cycling but defrost will still work... the cycling with defrost is to keep the compressor from locking up during times it is not being used... like during winter...


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Disconnecting it may have the compressor freeze up and not work if there's a leak that allows moisture in the system. It may nad it may not.
Would that be worse than having it cycle intermittently all winter whenever in it's in DEFROST...(long winters here)? Wouldn't that be bad for the clutch?

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Why not fix it now and not worry about it. If the compressor freezes up, it will cost more to fix.

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