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This is a discussion on A/C Trouble within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I had my A/C unplugged for a while (about six months). I just plugged it back in and now it ...

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    I had my A/C unplugged for a while (about six months). I just plugged it back in and now it doesn't work at all. Any suggestions besides I made a bad decision to unplug it? I have a 2003 wrx. Any help would be great!

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    unplugged as in the aluminum tubes that go into the firewall and the compressor? If so you have to have the lines vacuumed out and refilled with R134a refrigerant. Also while you're there rplace the low and high side o-rings

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    No I just unplugged the power to the compressor for my a/c. My compressor is not even kicking on.

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    I'm guessing maybe there is a leak somewhere... i dont think the compresser works when its not vaccumed and full of freon... mine was to full and it blew out in the middle of the oregon desert... haha do dont do that one either
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    Why was the electrical connection disconnected?

    Does the connector get power now when/if the switch is "on" in the dash and the interior fan is on?

    Does the system have refrigerant?

    Is the refrigerant at the correct pressure?
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    I disconnected the power to the compressor because I did not want it to kick on. was told it was drawing power even though I don't use it. Bad info. . . anyways the fan works and to add freon the a/c has to be on but since the a/c compressor was not working I did not try adding the freon. The light says that it is on but I'm not sure what to do. Should I try adding the freon even though the compressor does not kick on, at all? Thanks for the help everyone!

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    It sounds like the compressor is still not getting power... I thinkbyou need to check every wire coming from it... check the ground... and also, the light for the a/c doesn't activate when the compressor turns on but when its pushed. So check and see if it is actually toggling the compressor... if you have a voltometer... check and see if there is current when the button is pushed and when it isnt
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    Quote Originally Posted by subie13 View Post
    Should I try adding the freon even though the compressor does not kick on, at all?
    I wouldn't. I'd find out what the pressures are first before doing anything, and as said if there is current going to the connector.
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