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New AC compressor not engaing. I got about 7 oz in it,

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New AC compressor not...

New AC compressor not engaing

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the Freon level?

I got about 7 oz in it, factory charge is 11. However with the AC clutch not engaing I can not charge anymore.

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '11 Dodge?

It's an 08 1500 4.7

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes. Had to replace the compressor and discharge line had a leak,so I replaced it also. Pulled a vacuume on system added oil to the system, then started to charge the system. I got about 7 oz of Freon in but the compressor clutch will not engage. Ohm out compressor coil had about 4.1 restance. Ran a couple of jumpers directly to compressor and it will engage that way....

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Will the clutch engage if you electrically force it to or do you need help doing that?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I wired it directly to a battery and it engaged.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Will there be a response?
Dodge Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 7 months ago

Once it engaged and ran were you able to suck in the remaining amount of freon needed?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It sucked in about seven ounces then started squealing really bad. I figured it would be enough for the low pressure switch to allow the compressor to come on without hotwiring directly to battery, but the clutch still would not engage, once the hot wire was off. Also when I hot wired compressor, the Condenser fan would not run.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The high side reached about 320 psi when it started squealing, I think it's because the condenser fan would not run, with the compressor being hot wired. Once I took the Hot wire off and tried to run the system the condenser fan came on but not the compressor. So I know the compressor and condenser fan are fine.
Dodge Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 7 months ago

Thanks, ***** ***** a 1500 Dodge truck or van?

Do you have auto or manual climate control?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Truck and manual
Dodge Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 7 months ago

Truck running AC on back probe the ac pressure transducer connector to touch the wire pins without disconnecting the sensor pr piercing the insulation. Is black/blue ground, is blue/orange 5 volts, what is the voltage on blue/brown?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Will check when I get home this evening.
Dodge Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 7 months ago

Super

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Dodge Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 7 months ago

Hello Chris here again,

I am checking in to make sure you got everything you expected from my answer. The option to rate my response or reply is still available. I want to make sure you were pleased with what you paid for.

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