A/C Compressor Kicks Out at Idle Speed on 2007 Dodge Ram 1500

I have a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 w/ a 5.7L HEMI engine. The truck has been great up until 100,000 miles which happened last month. The biggest problem is that the A/C doesn't work when I am parked or at idle speed. It works fine when I am moving above 20mph. I live in Houston, Tx where it normally is 90 degrees with 100% humidity so this is a major problem! Any ideas before I take it into the shop and spend $1,000.


Matt Taylor

Asked by for the 2007 Dodge Ram 1500
did you get an estimate already? for what?? sounds like the cooling fans for the condenser.

No, I haven't got an estimate yet. I tried messing with the wiring going into the compressor and that seemed to fix it for a few days. I also tried to add freon yesterday but that didn't work. The condenser fan and compressor both kickout when idling but work fine above 20mph?
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Sounds like the relay or the ECM is not controlling the fan correctly or possibly a problem with the one of pressure switches.