i have a 96 buick park avenue. the clutch on the a/c is not engaging... is it the compressor thats bad or what?

Asked by Aug 11, 2012 at 06:59 AM about the 1996 Buick Park Avenue FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my a/c started blowing hot air.  when i looked under the hood i noticed the clutch wasn't engaging.  was wondering if it was a bad a/c compressor or what?  

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When the refrigerant gets below a certain pressure, the clutch in the compressor stops working. My just be low on refrigerant or may have developed a leak somewhere.

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