I bought this car in November 05 so i never had the opportunity to test
the AC properly. According to the manual the AC in not working in this
car if the outside temperature is below 60 or so, I do not remember.
What I remember is that when I switched the defroster on, I would hear
the click and the RPM would go down, but not constantly, the compressor
was on and off and so one, maybe 2 second on, 5 seconds off I do not
know it this is normal or not.
Now, the outside temps are in 70 and my AC does not work at all, no
clicks, the compressor is not turning at all (I checked under the
hood). What would be the first thing to check?
Also, is it true, that if the freon pressure is really low, the system
shuts down automatically to prevent a damage?
I hope you can help a bit and give me some ideas. If I cannot fix it
myself with friends, at least I would like to know how to talk with the
AC mechanics so they will not overcharge me...