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03 pt cruiser having ac trouble. recharged system to 1.1lbs.

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03 pt cruiser having ac trouble. recharged system to 1.1lbs. ac blows cold but then compressor starts kicking on and off. low pressure rises to 120+, then lowers back to about 45-50. high pressure stays steady at about 100. replaced accumulator. no change. jumpered the pressure switch and no change. as pressure rises the drier gets hot, then gets cold again.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 5 months ago.

Hello, with the pressure doing what you describe the variable orifice valve is likely bad. It's built into the liquid line from the condensor outlet to evaporater inlet and has to be replaced as a whole line.

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