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James, Ford Technician
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2005 Ford Escape Hybrid - A/C compressor/clutch not

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2005 Ford Escape Hybrid - A/C compressor/clutch not engaging. Just blows warm air. Fuse is ok, swapped relay (fog lights) no change. Not sure how to verify diode is ok. Wanted to add 134a, but from what I've read, unless the A/C clutch engages, it won't take fluid. Other suggestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

Hello, do you have an AC gauge to check the high and lo side pressure?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No sir, I do not.
Expert:  James replied 1 year ago.

Checking the pressure is always the first thing I will do. If you are low on refrigerant the AC won't run either. If swapping the fuse and relay made no difference I would have the pressure tested. If there is a leak in the system that can be your whole concern.