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A/C compressor cuts out on hard pull

echeeves on Sat May 09, 2009 1:32 PM User is offline

Year: 2003
Make: Ford
Model: F-250 diesel
Engine Size: 6.0
Refrigerant Type: 134
Ambient Temp: 80
Pressure Low: n/a
Pressure High: n/a
Country of Origin: United States

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I have an 03 that when I'm on a hard pull the compressor cuts out like it should I guess but then it won't re-engae after the hard pull is over, I have to bring the truck to a stop, kill the engine and fire it back up for the a/c to start working again. Is there a time delay built into the circuit to prevent high pressure starts? any thoughts? thanks!

is there a cut out programmed in the computer that cut the compressor out when there is a call for more power, it seems like when I'm pulling my 24 ft trailer and have the tow/ haul switch engaged the compressor wants to drop out on a pull and then never re-engages till I shut the truck off and then it returns to normal. or isit something else?

Matt L on Sat May 09, 2009 1:41 PM User is offline

Have you checked the clutch gap?

echeeves on Sat May 09, 2009 1:58 PM User is offline

No I have not.

safado on Sat May 09, 2009 4:02 PM User is offline

its normal to cut at on high loads.. it should come back on after a few seconds.. i believe...not more than 2 mins max

Chick on Sat May 09, 2009 4:59 PM User is offlineView users profile

If this happens more when the engine is hot, check the clutch gap, should be around .02, or a business card will fit "snugly" in the gap, if it's more, then remove a shim.. You can test this by when it stops engaging, tap the outer hub inwards (Carefully) and if it starts, it's the clutch gap.. Hope this helps..

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echeeves on Sat May 09, 2009 10:09 PM User is offline

thanks guys, i will pass this on....

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