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A/C Clutch Switch

The Original Bristal on Sat March 03, 2012 10:09 PM User is offline

Year: 2005
Make: Hyundai
Model: Santa Fe
Engine Size: 2.7
Country of Origin: United States

Beyond helping me to locate this switch, if anyone has any other ideas of things to check that fall short of needing a Masters in Mechanics (or even a certificate of training in my case), or a sure fire way of telling how hot the water I'm in is, I would appreciate it greatly. I can't bear the thought of another Memphis summer without a working a/c or the price tag that will come with it if I can't figure this out on my own.

By the way, the fuses look good... or at least just like all the other fuses that I know are good. The only thing I don't know about is the diode... ???

Thanks for any help you can give,

mk378 on Sun March 04, 2012 10:31 AM User is offline

You should start by hooking up a gauge manifold to see if there is any pressure in the system. The most common, though by far not the only, reason for the symptoms you have is that a leak has formed and all the refrigerant has leaked out.

"...short the switch long enough to pump some coolant into the system...kicking it back into operation." Also stop taking advice from that guy. It doesn't work anything like that. Jumping stuff is a good way to do some major damage.

Edited: Sun March 04, 2012 at 10:34 AM by mk378

The Original Bristal on Sun March 04, 2012 11:15 AM User is offline

Thanks for the quick reply.

I should have mentioned in my first post that we originally attempted to pump coolant in, but it would not go into the line. I can't remember now if it was registering low (it was last summer). I will check it again today.

Thanks Again.

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