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#1 Old 03-11-2005, 11:13 PM
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Does your AC clutch engage and disengage every few seconds with the AC OFF?

This has been going on forever. It just recently really caught my attention though. The AC clutch engages for 10-15 seconds, then disengages for 10-15 seconds, continuously, with the AC OFF inside the truck. I also noticed that the electric fan kicks on while the engine is still cold as well. I know the AC kicking on, triggers the electric fan, even at lower temps. But, again, the AC is off at all times. It would appear as though there's something wrong here, but Chrysler has done a lot that never really made much sense lol...

Is this a unique problem, a common problem, or not a problem at all, with reasoning behind it? If it isn't supposed to be engaging/disengaging every 10-15 seconds, I'd like to fix the problem, and rid the crank of that uncalled for drag. Though marginal, you can feel the pwr loss when it kicks in.
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#2 Old 03-12-2005, 01:53 AM
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I didn't notice it on my 01. It will come on with the defrost though.

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I was noticing that on my ram the other day and thought that would really suck some ponies!
Any body got any insight on this?

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Turn your defroster off.
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No beans. It does it with the defroster off as well. Unplugging it works well for now but that isn't by any means a fix.
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I rented 2 04's and 1 '05 and they all do that, granted, I rent so I do not care, but it should not happen if all is off.
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all dodge ac's do that, EXCEPT when the ac motor is F***** up, like mine, then it doesnt turn on....at all........

that'll be 750 sir, for parts and labor............when that guy at the shop said itll be around 700 i said F'that, i got power windows and ill put'em to work

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i just got a short belt and bypassed my a/c compressor
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good thing about the "short belt" theory is that you get to work on your truck in fall and spring. The best times of the year to work on a truck.

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#10 Old 08-17-2005, 11:41 PM
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It's totally normal for it to engage/then disengage when it's WORKING, even when you don't have it on. When it's NOT WORKING (like my just decided to do), it quits making the sound altogether. I totally agree bmxer2076... I actually never even used my AC in the past. I just happened to notice it had quit working b/c there wasn't a sound any more! So no need for me to fix it. Gas mileage is bad enough without running the AC... I'll just use my windows! (-:
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