There is a good chance the system is low or empty of freon. If the pressure drops there is a switch that shuts down the operation so that it doesn't self destruct. The compressor relies on the oil and the freon for lubrication.
Car airconditioning works similarly to the air con in your house. As freon is compressed it cools, in the lines of a air conditioner is freon. The compressor pressurises the freon in the lines and those lines run through a condensor box that has air flowing through it. Those lines cool, and as such the air blowing by them cools and comes out the car vents. This is simplistic but accurate.
Freon is odorless; you cannot smell it.
to answer your question they are about 30 bucks a can but you can not do the work your self because no and days they have a recaptor tecnique to catch the release of the extra freon left in the system
its completely normal..if by shutting off you mean the pulley quits its normal all that's happening is your compressor is cycling the freon through and charging it up
You will definitely lose all of your Freon when you replace the high pressure switch. Once the high pressure switch is loosen the Freon will begin to access the system.
Low on freon, faulty pressure switch, faulty clutch. Jumper the low pressure switch with a paperclip (can running, AC on), if the clutch cycles, it's either low on freon, or the low pressure switch is bad.
Freon is odorless, but it is possible to smell the refrigerant oil that could also be leaking.
No, it should not leak freon because it is supposed to be a sealed unit.
Either low on freon or the low pressure switch is bad. You are gonna have to put a set of gauges on it. Usually this happens when the freon leaks out of the system. If there is not enough freon in the system, the low pressure switch keeps the compressor from coming on and being burned up.
It should not run with no freon. There is a low pressure switch to keep that from happening.
You can add Freon to your 1999 Chevy cooling system through the low pressure port. Connect your Freon bottle to the low pressure port and release the Freon into the system.
Freon cooler is leaking from A/C system.
Freon could be leaking anywhere in the ac system. A colored dye can be added to the system, then seen with a special light to find the leak.
You can add Freon to your 1996 Mercedes-Benz air conditioning system through the low pressure port on the air conditioner compressor. Connect your Freon bottle to the low pressure port. Release the Freon into the system.
You do not want it to run on low freon as it will burn itself up. There is a low pressue switch that tells it not to run if the freon pressure is below a certain point. To make it run; add freon.
Most likely the freon is low, however the low pressure cutout switch could be bad. If it is the cutout switch, the a/c will probably be erratic. The switch cuts out when the low side freon pressure falls to 20 PSIG or below.