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Ac clutch not engaging replace it today still does not work

Customer Question

Ac clutch not engaging replace it today still does not work refrigerant pressure is good
JA: How many miles are on the clutch? Has it been slipping or sticking?
Customer: 0 on new clutch old one had 135,000 sticking
JA: What is the model/year of your Nissan?
Customer: 2006 Nissan Maxima se
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Yes checked refrigerant pressure and replaced Ac clutch
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  ker567301 replied 4 months ago.

check to ensure the a/c relay is functioning

Expert:  ker567301 replied 4 months ago.

my name is ***** ***** i work for nissan as a master technician.Verify that the new clutch is not getting battery voltage when it should be. If no voltage, is the a/c on lamp in the dash coming on?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
That's my question where is the relay located, my worry is the Ac is climate control
Expert:  ker567301 replied 4 months ago.

it is in the junction box under the hood

Expert:  ker567301 replied 4 months ago.

it may be shown as a snow flake and may not say a/c relay so look for both

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
0 voltage to clutch
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Is relay built into IPDM
Expert:  ker567301 replied 4 months ago.

on an 06 i do not suspect that...give me a second

Expert:  ker567301 replied 4 months ago.

yes it is on this model and is not serviceable

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
do I replace whole module?
Expert:  ker567301 replied 4 months ago.

i was thinking we were dealing with a 96 maxima not an 06 so let me re-think things for you to check

Expert:  ker567301 replied 4 months ago.

if it ends up needing replacement it will have to be programmed by the consult scanner that nissan only has

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  ker567301 replied 4 months ago.

Are the condensor fans or fan coming on when you ton the a/c?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No sir
Expert:  ker567301 replied 4 months ago.

then you are probably not getting a signal from the control unit to the powertrain control module

Expert:  ker567301 replied 4 months ago.

do have any way to check or do pinout tests from the back of the control module? If not i would highly recommend taking it to a shop.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
checking now
Expert:  ker567301 replied 4 months ago.

okay

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Ok thank you for your help
Expert:  ker567301 replied 4 months ago.

You are very welcome and i hope my assistance get you the correct results sir.

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