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THE air conditioning compressor on my 90 corvette shuts off after running a few seconds any ideas whats wrong?


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2006-07-09 21:19:36
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The refrigerant level is probably low. When the compressor turns on it pulls refrigerant from the low side and as soon as the low side pressure drops below a certain point, the sensor disengages the AC clutch. If you haven't already converted your AC to 134A, now would be a good time. All vehicle AC compressors leak a little refrigerant, simply because of the design of the system. The system may not have any serious problems even though it has lost a little pressure.


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