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Shamus208 08-30-2009 01:31 AM

Are you guys sick of me posting problems yet? HaHa.

My 97 A/C does not work, is there anyway to tell if I need a new compressor or if it just needs to be recharged, without having to take it to someone?

PT4WDL 08-30-2009 04:06 AM

Explain what is or not doing...If you want help, you need to explain the situation.

jpoutlaw 08-30-2009 08:43 AM

Does your compressor turn on?

Shamus208 08-30-2009 12:29 PM

I can not tell if the compressor turns on, air blows through the vents when I switch to A/C. But it just stays the same temp as the outside air. I hope this explains it better, I am not very good with mechanical type stuff and am trying to learn.

Jp90Talon 08-30-2009 12:47 PM

Keep your jeep running and turn on the AC, then take a listen under the hood and see if you can hear the AC compressor cycling through. If you hear it cycling on and off odds are it is working and just needs a recharge. If that is the case you can go to an auto parts store and for around $30 you can buy a recharge kit and do it yourself. I just went through that issue and now the AC works great.

jpoutlaw 08-30-2009 02:26 PM

I wouldn't put money into a recharge kit unless you were certain you didn't have any leaks. Need to figure out if the compressor is cycling or not first. You may want to invest in a Haynes manual for your Jeep.

PT4WDL 08-30-2009 05:31 PM

I will have to go to the garage, but I don't think Haynes will tell you much on this situation. It is a good thing to have around though. I have one for both jeeps.

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