Kevin Losier

Asked by Apr 23, 2016 at 07:21 PM about the 1997 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Airconditioner pump kicks on for 10
seconds then it kicks off. Air is not
cold and it won't take Freon. What's
the problem?

3 Answers


Sounds like you have a clogged orifice tube filter the filter is in the high side line of the A.C system this is the small line. You will need a special tool to disconnect the line and the filter is inside of the line.

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Kevin Losier

That's a great suggestion firebird. Any other possible answers that I can try?

Tom Demyan

Another guess is you have such a huge leak that the refrigerant is leaking faster than your putting in. You tried the cans, so time to have a local shop check for leaks and put the correct amount of refrigerant in your system. You need special pressure gauges to determine the exact cause.

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