My wife has a 2001 Durango. She said the A/C was working the other
week and now it is not. It just blows warm air. I took a look under
the hood and when she turns the A/C on the compressor turns on for a
few seconds and then off 20 seconds or so then back on.
I hope the compressor isn't bad since I suspect it's a pretty
I'm ok with repairs. I just have limited if any experience about A/C
units. I don't want to have to dump a grand for a new compressor and
the installation and flushing the system and all the rest. I am hoping
that it may be a simple electrical issue like a relay. It may just be
low freon. Beats me.
You can pick up a leak detection kit... it'll have a can of R-134a with a
tracer dye in it, and a black light. Charge the system with the can, run it
for a while, then go over the whole system with the black light. The dye
will glow green. Yours sounds like a fairly gross leak, so it shouldn't be
too hard to pinpoint.
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