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A/c clutch keeps overheating!!!

I live in TN, and I know it's the middle of winter...but, just planning ahead. My A/C stopped working. Replaced the clutch. worked for about a day and a half. Went back to see what happened and it seems as though there is an electrical issue. The clutch just burns up on the inside!!!
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Re: A/c clutch keeps overheating!!!

Which jeep/year do you have? Eventhough its winter, most probably the AC will be activated when the air is directed to the windshield. If the compressor is too hard to turn, then it could cause the clutch to burn up. Or the current to activate the clutch is restricted due to corroded pins in connector or bad ground, which could give a too low holding force and cause the clutch to slip, burning it up over some time.
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Re: A/c clutch keeps overheating!!!

Sounds like you compressor is on the verge of seizing up. You're probably going to need a new compressor, dryer, expansion valve, and possible a new condenser if it can't be flushed. System will need to be completely flushed and evacuated then charged. It's a job you must do all the way or you can plan on doing it again shortly.


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Re: A/c clutch keeps overheating!!!

It's a 2000 model.
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