Re: A/C - Dashboard warning lights
"TonyTT" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> On my 1990 Volvo 740GL the A/C compressor cycles about every 10 to 30
> seconds, when the a/c clutch kicks in, the dashboard warning lights flash,
> the a/c compressor clutch releases and in a few seconds it happens again.
> Any ideas on what to check or replace?
Check the harmonic ballancer on the engine, the alternator, A/C and other
accessories are all driven off the outer pully and IIRC this is attached to
the crankshaft through a rubber layer which breaks down over time. My guess
is the compressor is loading that down, causing it to slow and slowing the
alternator as well which is causing the warning lights to go on.
If the compressor still cycles then you're probably low on refrigerant.