Compressed clutch

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Gale77
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Compressed clutch

Unread post by Gale77 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:57 pm

If a new ac compresser is empty of refrigerant will that cause the clutch not to engage when air is turned on?


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Re: Compressed clutch

Unread post by carriedi » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:31 am

yes, the compressor shouldn't turn on if the pressure is too low. The oil that lubes the system is taken through the system with the refrigerant. Running the compressor with no oil or refrigerant could damage the compressor so the system will shut down if the pressure is too low.
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