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I have a 99 ford ranger and the ac clutch will not engage…

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I have a 99 ford ranger and the ac clutch will not engage unless I jump it at the relay location. I replaced the relay and charged it with freon, but it still will not engage the clutch unless I jump it??

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the clutch? Has it been slipping or sticking?

188000. I just bought the truck and restored it. I has not been slipping or sticking.

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

I replaced the relay, the clutch fuse and charged the system with freon

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I don't think so

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Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 11 months ago
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Hi, My name is Jay

Disconnect the low pressure switch on the accumulator and jump the two wires in connector to see if compressor comes on?

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Ford Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 11 months ago

Did you try jumping the low pressure switch?

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