ac compressor question -
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > TJ Wrangler Technical Forum > ac compressor question

Baseline 4x4 Lifetime Warranty 4340 Chromoly Axle Shaft KiClayton Off Road WJ Long Arm Kits!Clayton Off Road - JK Prototype Gas Tank Skid

Unread 01-18-2004, 07:53 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 29
ac compressor question

I've noticed a clicking noise under the hood. Turns out out the a/c compressor kicks on spins a few times and kicks off. No certain timing to it. Is this normal ? The a/c is in the off position when it does it ?


la9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-18-2004, 07:57 PM   #2
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: orangevale ca
Posts: 62
I believe the A/C system is designed to do this to circulate oil thru the system so the seals do not dry out and start leaking. Jerry
99TJ 4.0 5 spd OBA york with underhood air tank,on board welder,110 vdc power, cb, K-N w/4inch intake tube mod, hi lift
gelu65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-18-2004, 08:01 PM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 29
Thanks for the information Jerry
la9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-18-2004, 08:31 PM   #4
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 16
It's cycling on and off constantly? That's what it does when the coolant pressure is low. You can fix it yourself with a $20 can of R-134 w/ sealant which you can get at an auto parts place, or, if it's a fairly new vehicle, it may be covered under warranty. If you top it off, and it starts making that noise again soon after, you might want to take it to an A/C place to have it tested for leaks.
Darkus is offline   Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Suggested Threads

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.