No cold air from Air conditioner

Asked by Feb 27, 2011 at 10:32 AM about the 2001 Mazda Tribute ES V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

AC not providing any cold air.  Compressor will engage (and stay engaged) when I jumper out low pressure switch, but still no cold air.  I reconnected pressure switch and charged system and am reading about 47 psi on low pressure side without AC turned on.  When I turn on AC now, compressor engages but quickly disengages after about 1.5 to 2 secs - the disengagement corresponds with low pressure side dropping to about 26 psi (appears low pressure switch is kicking it off which Mazda book says occurs at 22-28 psi).  After clutch disengages, low pressure side builds back up and when it reaches about 43 psi (takes about 4-5 secs) the compressor clutch briefly re-engages (Mazda book says clutch re-engages at 40-47 psi).  And then the whole cycle continually repeats.  Do you think I have line blockage at perhaps orifice tube that may be restricting flow?   Also next day, low side pressure will be quite a bit lower (with AC turned off)……thinking I may also have a refrigerant leak…..Any other ideas or recommendations?  thank you

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Hello - I do not have an answer for you. However, I am experiencing the same. I have approx 227,000 miles on my Tribute. When I am idling or driving at a very slow speed (0-15 mph) cold air blows, but once I speed up its still blows, just not cold.

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how did you ever fix the ac problem on the 2001 tribute? im asking because i have the same problem

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Exact same ac clutch cycling problem with my 2001 Tribute....did you ever find out what causes this? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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my 2001 tribute is during the same thing, i am going to try changing the air condition relay switch, everything else has been changed, compressor, low, high pressure switch. sometime it will engage in a low speed, but most of the time, it is a hight speed around 70 miles per hour. then sometime depending it won't come on at all.

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Did you find a solution? My 2001 acts up when on the freeway. Air just doesn't feel cold. But around town it seems to work fine.

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I HAVE A 05 TRIBUTE AND THE AC MODE SWITCH FUSE BLOWS WHEN EVER I ACCELERATE FAST IT HAPPENS EVERYTIME I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO I HOOKED UP A AMP METER IN LINE AND IT WAS FINE AT LOW RPM BUT WHEN I TOOK IT UP TO HIGH RPM THE CIRCUIT UST SHOT UP OVER THE 5AMP LIMILT OF THE FUSE. PLZ HELP

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check your wiring to your AC fan make sure the pump is turning this happened to me on this day September 3rd 2013

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