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having intermittent a/c problem. compressor...
having intermittent a/c problem. compressor doesn't always kick in. when it does it works fine all day. computer issue?
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Nissan Mechanic: Tom, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
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Sounds like a compressor clutch or relay issue.. Are there any other problems with the vehicle blower motor etc?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Blower works fine on heat and on A/C. Just doesn't get cold at times. Relay works when energized (so I'm told). They are focusing on the computer. Would the compressor clutch work intermittently?
Thanks
Nissan Mechanic: Tom, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
Yes what happens when it heats up it then turns the compressor off . If it was a computer issue it would not work at all. I would have them focus on the compressor clutch or sticking expansion valve. These are the next steps .

Hoped this helped.

Positive feedback and bonuses greatly appreciated.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
turned out to be the A/C presure switch.
Thanks for the try.
Nissan Mechanic: Tom, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
Excellent glad its fixed and it was an inexpensive fix.
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