'98 Ranger A/C not working
I know there are quite a few threads about A/C systems not working, and mine is no different. However, mine has a little different problem than I've heard. When I turn the A/C on, the clutch engages but makes a helluva loud noise and a green substance (freon?) shoots out of what looks like some type of overload or overflow valve. There's no hoses going to it, and it looks like it was made that way (not broke off). I can tell it's green because it left a thick green film on my motor mount and frame directly below it.
The clutch engages for a second or so and then disengages for a few seconds, only to kick back in and spew this junk out. I don't know a whole lot about the technicalities on an auto A/C unit, but I know where the condenser (front of radiator), the evaporator (in the cab), and the pump all are, but what controlls what and where is beyond me. I'm extremely technical minded so I'm sure I could figure it with the right guidance. I'd rather not fork out $500 to have someone work on it, so hopefully with the forum's help I can get this figured out. Thanks!