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2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Question: Air conditioning

 

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tjbuild, West Olive, MI, June 04, 2010, 10:44
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If my air conditioner is out of freon will the compressor still kick on?

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  • Answer #1

    June 04, 2010, 12:29
     Master

    The A/C compressor on your 2006 Chevrolet Silverado will NOT turn on when the refrigerant charge gets to low. If you need the help of a repair shop to fix this problem please use the following link to find one near you - http://repairpal.com/directory?address=49460&car_brand_names=Chevrolet.

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  • Answer #2

    June 04, 2010, 19:19
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    No the a/c compressor is protected by a pressure switch to alow the system to transfer needed lubrication by the circulation of freeon or refrigerant.The compressor will sieze up if no lubricating oil in the cylinders.The pressure switch senses pressure, and induces magnetic field to pull in the clutch plate.So the compressor shaft can rotate!

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