A/C Clutch doesn't engage - JeepForum.com

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post #1 of 2 Old 07-16-2013, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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A/C Clutch doesn't engage

So my a/c clutch doesn't engage when I turn my a/c on. I checked the fuses, replaced the relay, jumpered the low pressure switch, and tried just filling the refrigerant to build pressure to get the clutch to turn on. I'm kinda stuck with what to try next or to look for so any help would be greatly appreciated. The jeep is a 1998 Cherokee 4.0 5 speed.

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post #2 of 2 Old 07-16-2013, 09:22 PM
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Do you have 12V to the clutch when the pressure switch is jumpered? If so, then you have a clutch issue. Check the air gap and adjust as needed. If that fails, replace the clutch (or compressor).

More details can be found here: http://www.sanden.com/originals/imag...uide_Rev.2.pdf

I don't own an XJ any longer, but I still think they are the best of all the Jeep products ever made. My XJ was my favorite vehicle in my 50+ years of driving.
So...I stick around and give advice.
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