Q: Air conditioner clutch air gap inconsistent

asked by on

The air conditioner's clutch air gap is causing the compressor to engage and disengage, so it cools sometimes, and sometimes it does not. If the clutch is pushed in, then the compressor engages and starts cooling.

There are a few things that cause the compressor to cycle; the clutch is not usually one of them. They typically work, or do not work. You can backfeed a test light into the circuit to see if it is reacting the way it should. It sounds like you have a biased cycling switch, or a low charge. The only way to know for sure is to have the AC system inspected. Consider YourMechanic for the inspection and repair - our mechanics provide diagnostics at your home or office.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Air conditioner clutch air gap inconsistent

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Is the CRV better than Hyundai i10 2009

For me, the Honda is a better quality vehicle. But you are comparing vehicles that are 10 years apart. If the price is the same, then I would get the newer vehicle if it is in better shape. If you...

Q: Engine is getting fuel to filter but don't know if it's getting to the injectors?

Claimed by John Hege

Q: 5r55e transmission issue

Hello. Transmission shifting problems can be caused by a wide variety of issues. A few common causes are issues with the fluid, torque converter. Automatic transmission operate using fluid pressure. If the transmission fluid is dirty or contaminated, or the...

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.