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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
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I am having A/C problem it is a RAV4 2004, i took it to the

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i am having A/C problem it is a RAV4 2004
JA: Have you checked the Freon level?
Customer: i took it to the dealer and the said they checked it. then they claimed my compressor was going bad. when i push the ac button it starts for a few seconds and then starts to flash. if i repeatedly turn the button on and off then i can get the air to get cold.
JA: Are you fixing your RAV4 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i have tried a few thing. i unplugged the the compressor and then i sprayed the the connectors with electrical cleaner.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: i also sprayed wd-40 on the pulley wheel and after i did this then the the ac started to work for a while then after a few hours started flashing again.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Eric replied 2 months ago.


Ok, by the symptoms and what you have done so far that temporarily fixed it, the compressor clutch coil is failing and will need to be replaced. Due to the design and placement in the engine compartment, the compressor will need to come out of the vehicle in order to replace the clutch coil assembly, which means the ac system will need to be discharged, then vacuumed down and recharged after reinstallation of the compressor.

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Expert:  Eric replied 2 months ago.

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