Q: 2000 Jeep Gran Cherokee 4.0. If low and high AC pressure switches are grounding out, and clutch won't engage, does that mean compr

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Clutch won't engage. Have freon on low side. Relays and fuses good. Both low and high pressure switches are grounding out but the ohm reading shows good. Does all this mean the compressor is bad?

Thanks Jim

My car has 165000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello Jim, thank you for writing in. To determine what the issue is, you need to start by checking the clutch coil for full battery power (12 volts ideally). If it is, then you know clutch should engage when prompted, and you may need to replace the entire assembly. If by "grounded out" you mean that the battery voltage is shorted out and not reaching the clutch coil, then you need to find the short. If you do not have full voltage, you will need to focus on the wiring from the fuse box to the clutch coil. A clog in the system which robs the compressor of refrigerant will also cause the compressor and clutch assembly to fail. If this is the case, again you have to replace the entire assembly. For more help diagnosing and repairing the issue, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

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