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The ac light is blinking and the ac clutch will not engage.

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Hello. The ac light is blinking and the ac clutch will not engage. Tried adding refrigerant and says there is some in there
JA: Has the clutch been slipping? Are you having any trouble shifting?
Customer: No the air conditioning clutch
JA: What is the model/year of your Toyota?
Customer: 2005 tacoma
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Adding refrigerant and replacing clutch relay
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Air conditioning light is blinking
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Dan replied 4 months ago.

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I would be glad to help you out with this problem.

If the light is blinking it means you have a trouble code that is not allowing the compressor to turn on. You would need a scan tool capable of going into the hvac module and pulling codes.

You have various temp sensors that control the ac compressor. Have you checked the fuse for the compressor?

You could also have a bad low pressure switch, that would cause the compressor to stay off.

Also as you know low refrigerant will cause the comp to stay off.

You could also have a problem in the wiring harness that leads to the compressor. You could check this wire for continuity.

Hopefully this helps you out and please let me know if you need any help of have any questions.

Thanks, Dan

Expert:  Dan replied 4 months ago.

Dan again,

anything else I can help you with? hoping you are satisfied with my service.

Could you please rate the answer, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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