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Chrysler PT Cruiser A/C problem

jakemoody82jakemoody82 Posts: 5
edited May 2014 in Chrysler
My A/C is not cold at all. I've tried charging it but its not helping. The compressor is switching on and off on and off causing the engine to shutter while idling. When I increase RPM's the compressor will vent Freon. It won't do this while driving down the road. It just does it while sitting still at idle. Any suggestions before I get raped at the dealer?????

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  • I forgot to mention its an 08 PT Cruiser non-turbo.
  • what was the problem i have the same issue same car same year please help

  • I haven't got an answer yet. I just posted this a few days ago. I'll let you know as soon as I get a solid answer
  • andres3andres3 Southern CAPosts: 10,594

    Get rid of the car; it's a lemon.

    Toy '16 Audi TTS quattro AWD, Commuter '17 VW Golf AllTrack SE 4-Motion AWD, Wife's '16 Kia Optima LX 1.6T FWD
  • I believe it. I've had several problems with this car.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 63,442

    You have either too much refrigerant or a blockage in the system, (and possibly inoperative cooling fan) so you'll have to go to an AC tech to figure out which. If the AC compressor is venting, you'll probably need a new relief valve too.

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  • I know that the refrigerant is not too high by my gauges. I was just downtown and the car ran hot! It peaked out so I put it in the wind and it went back to normal operating temperature. I'm gonna check the cooling fan. I read that someone else was having similar issues. Thanks!!!! I'll give an update soon.....
  • My A/C is not cold at all. I've tried charging it but its not helping. The compressor is switching on and off on and off causing the engine to shutter while idling. When I increase RPM's the compressor will vent Freon. It won't do this while driving down the road. It just does it while sitting still at idle. Any suggestions before I get raped at the dealer?????

    My car is doing the exact same thing... ever find out what the problem is??

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