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mdezeeuw 05-05-2013 09:39 AM

Air compressor will kick on and off when driving
I have a 2002 jeep TJ. My Air compressor will kick on and off while I am driving but not at idle. My ac is blowing out air that is 36 degrees. Nice and cold! Should it be clicking on and off all the time??


Jaxon1023 05-05-2013 09:45 AM

Yes that's how our compressors operate

mdezeeuw 05-05-2013 10:13 AM

Sure clicks on and off a lot. But if that's how it works, then all good! thank you.

TJDave 05-05-2013 10:22 AM

Winter, Summer, AC, Heat, doesn't matter. My '04 clicks on and off all the time. Only really noticeable when in line at the bank or running slow on a trail. Normal I believe. The only way to get it stop is to turn your climate selector to "off".

mdezeeuw 05-05-2013 10:29 AM

It is getting warmer here now and for some reason now I am noticing it. I have owned it for three years. It not clicking on and off at an idle just when we are driving. It blows nice and cold and that's all we want here now.

Jaxon1023 05-05-2013 10:36 AM

There are two types of systems: the kind where the compressor stays engaged constantly when the A/C or defrost mode is selected and the kind that cycle on and off when the A/C or defrost mode is selected. Ours is supposed to cycle every few seconds.

mdezeeuw 05-05-2013 10:55 AM

ok, that is what it is doing. Ok all good thank you guys!!!.

Jerry Bransford 05-05-2013 12:04 PM

Cycling on-off too often can indicate the a/c system needs to be recharged.

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