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2000 Mercury Mountaineer Question: My AC is cold but after it is run for about 10 minutes the compressor shuts off.

 

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catbob, 4.0L V6, Wills Point, TX, June 12, 2012, 10:20
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When it cools off it comes on until it warms up again.

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    June 12, 2012, 16:31
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    Time for a compressor, accumulator, orifice tube and flush the condenser. You have a restricted o-tube.

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    ziptie12, July 31, 2012, 22:49
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    Or a faulty evaporator thermister or a faulty pressure swich or a stuck clutch relay causing it to stay on till pressure gets to high and cuts it off as a fail-safe.or get it diagnosed at a shop you trust (I hope you did the last item first!).

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