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Old 28 May 2011, 03:37 pm
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Default Problems with Air Conditioning

I purchased a 2005 Limited a few months back and now that it is warming up I noticed that the air does not work. I purchased a recharge kit and hooked it up like the directions say. I don't know if any coolant is accually going in. The compressor kicks in and the gauge goes from 20 to 50 and keeps repeating and the air inside is the same. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Am I doing this right? Is there something else wrong? Help!!!!

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Old 30 May 2011, 07:12 am
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maybe you need some freon
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Old 30 May 2011, 10:48 am
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Is the fan working on both speeds, the PT has a very weak fan? Does the car overheat when idling?
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Old 02 Jun 2011, 02:22 pm
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20-50psi is a bit high for the low side. Might be that you have too much freon or a stuck switch.

You can tell by the weight of the can in your hand, and also the can itself gets quite cold when it goes into the system. Typically I do this. Connect it up but don't press the trigger or back off the valve. Air on max full blast. Watch the gauge for a while, you'll note when the compressor turns on the pressure DROPS. Its supposed to. you are on the suction side.

Turn the can upside down (you did vigourosly shake the thing beforehand right?) press teh trigger or back off the valve. It'll get cold almost instantly. Shake the hell out of it until it gets light in your hand. Its possible to overfill and that would cause a constantly running compressor, vs a more typical run/off cycle of a minute or so each. The air would also be warmish if too much freon was in there.
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Old 02 Jun 2011, 03:38 pm
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Default Re: Problems with Air Conditioning

well like 369 said when you added the freon the can should ahve gotten really cold in your hand if it did nto then im thinking for some reason no freon went in also when the freon is really low the compressor will not kick on unless you jumper it????
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Old 03 Jun 2011, 08:33 pm
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well like 369 said when you added the freon the can should ahve gotten really cold in your hand if it did nto then im thinking for some reason no freon went in also when the freon is really low the compressor will not kick on unless you jumper it????
What do you mean by jumper it?
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Old 04 Jun 2011, 07:36 am
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Our airconditioning stopped working last weekend on our 02 cruiser. Now the windows don't work the fan doesn't work and air bag lights come on too.
my hubby replaced the airconditioning relay but no good. Any ideas? the fuses listed are not marked for windows. Thanks for ANY help
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Old 04 Jun 2011, 08:48 am
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On your 01 you have two fuse boxes, one on side panel by drivers knee as well as one under the hood. Have you checked in both panels?
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