I have a 2000 Dodge Dakota 5.9L I just had to replace the coil on the compressor because it was bad and wasnt engaging the clutch, So after that I put everything back together and plugged it back it up and it doesnt cycle at all. So I tested the connector it self the coil is good so I tested the connector off the wiring harness side, and it has 12v goin to it so I hard wired the coil to the battery just so see if it would engage and cycle and it did when held to the battery so we fully charged the system to see maybe that was the problem and let it cycle off the battery to do so. Hooked the connector back and turned on the ac and nothing at all doesnt cycle at all???? So my question is could it be the high/low pressure switches, computer? Thank you for reading and helping in advance.
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I measured the gap it said it should be .030 which it easy, I replace the high pressure n low pressure switch. Nothin worked so for now I disconnected the connectors off both the high n low side n put a paper clip bridging em and wrapped em up in electrical tape and you turn the ac on and the clutch engages! Any ideas
Put a gauge set on the systems, high and low pressure, and see what you've got. Something's wrong. Without the pressures, you can't diagnose the system. It's unlikely the old and new pressure switches would all fail.
I agree your probably still a little low on freon. If there is not enough over ~20-25psi in the system without the compressor on, it will not allow the compressor to turn on. If the pressure is bouncing 20-40 psi, that is your low pressure switch cutting on and off to prevent freezing of the coils.
Well I got the system up to 375 on the high side and up to 40 on the low side took both paper clips out n plugged em in and the clutch didn't engage and then we plugged the high side in and put the paper clip in the low and it engaged so the high side is good but the low side still has the paper clip lol any ideas man lol thanks in advance
I not at my shop to test the pressures but to answer your question, I bought the truck used n the dude said all it needed was to be recharged, yeah bs the coil wasn't in the omhs range for being good and they system had a little but of a charge in it so.
Where are you in AZ Iím in Gilbert, AZ and have been doing my A/C myself Iím no pro but I understand whatís going on and have rebuilt my A/C.
Your problem sounds weird but in person I may get it fixed.
If close come on over and we can get this figured out if you want Iím around the 202 and Gilbert Rd If you wish to contact me personally go here. http://www.rp95.com/connt.html
It may be the orifice tube when I did my A/C the first time it was black and gunked up bad surprised I had any A/C at all what pisses me off is a shop worked on my A/C for 5 months and I got nothing fixed by these rip off crooks that is why I started doing my own A/C work.
One other thing if the previous owner had it apart moisture got into the system this could be whatís going on also the A/C Receiver Drier/Accumulator may need replacing its shot every time the A/C system is apart you should replace the A/C Receiver Drier/Accumulator that is what removes the moisture.