ac compressor not kicking on

Asked by Jul 19, 2013 at 03:28 PM about the 1998 Ford Escort 2 Dr ZX2 Cool Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2 Answers

27,585

Usually, it's because all of the Freon leaked out. The compressor clutch has a fuse, the compressor clutch also has a field that can fail (not usually but...). The best thing to do is have it looked at by a qualified individual. AC systems run from 30 to 400+ PSI - bad things can happen if you don't know your way around. Some people get lucky and squirt a can of R134a at it and it works for the rest of the summer. I'd have it looked at.

2 people found this helpful.
375

Also you may need to swap the CCRM box underneathe the air filter plastic housing. It has three relays, one for a/c compressor enable, one for the electric fan and one for the fuel pump. They are bad to just go out and cause problems with the a/c since it cycles on and off so much. They are about $100 at advance auto. See D10 on the pic and follow the arrow to where it is on the car.

11 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Ford Escort Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,090
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    900
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    440
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Focus
394 Great Deals out of 77,557 listings starting at $1,195
Used Ford Mustang
251 Great Deals out of 36,674 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Taurus
178 Great Deals out of 15,852 listings starting at $981
Used Honda Civic
336 Great Deals out of 52,340 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Fiesta
107 Great Deals out of 17,321 listings starting at $2,911
Used Ford F-150
2,309 Great Deals out of 214,814 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Ranger
121 Great Deals out of 4,562 listings starting at $1,195
Used Chevrolet Camaro
242 Great Deals out of 28,772 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Explorer
779 Great Deals out of 64,747 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Corolla
554 Great Deals out of 66,949 listings starting at $900
Used Honda Accord
428 Great Deals out of 101,596 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Camry
789 Great Deals out of 70,423 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.