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Mike Kelly, Auto Mechanic
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Experience:  17 years experience as a auto mechanic,foreign and domestic.5 years running my own repair business.
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Air compreser will not come on no cold air

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Air compreser will not come on no cold air
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 5 years ago.
Hi,how are you?The system is equipped with a low pressure switch in the system that cuts the a/c compressor off to prevent damage to the compressor when the freon level is low.The first step is to have the freon level is low,it it is low and freon is added the compressor will kick back in and you will have cold air.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Air is charged but will not come on I mean the compressor

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 5 years ago.

Ok,then the compressor clutch is most likely failed preventing the compressor from engaging giving you the cold air,the clutch is built on to the compressor and requires replacement of the compressor.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Are. You sure this is a Toyota Prius hybrid I see no cloth on cpmpresor
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 5 years ago.

Yes the clutch is the outer part of the compressor pulley.


Customer: replied 5 years ago.
This has an electric cpmpresor no belts

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 5 years ago.
what year is the vehicle?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 5 years ago.
Ok,with the 2006 electric compressor the system uses a in line compressor that if it is not kicking on and is full of freon,there is a internal failure and this compressor is not repairable.
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