The air conditioning compressor keeps clicking on and off when running?

Asked by Jul 15, 2012 at 02:22 PM about the 1996 Ford Escort 2 Dr LX Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The system is fullycharged but car not cooling properly- I noticed the air conditioner compressor keeps clicking on and off every 5 seconds or so

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2,715

How do you know it has the proper charge? This is a sign of low refrigerant with the system cycling because it can't find the pressures it needs to work properly.

35

Yeah my another can of refrigerant with a gauge on it. Fairly cheap at Walmart. Get the one with a little bit of stop leak in it too. Watch the pressure. You may just need half a can..

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I don't know about stop leak. I would have a pro set the pressures and maybe install a leak detection dye while they are at it.

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