LH / Intrepid A/C clutch cycle time

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Tim, May 6, 2005.

  1. Tim

    Tim Guest

    On my 1999 Intrepid ES, the air conditioner compressor cycles about
    every 15-20 seconds (making a slight hissing sound as the a/c clutch
    engages). Is this a normal cycle time? The factory service manual
    doesn't specify how often the a/c should cycle. To me, it seems a bit
    too frequent and will cause premature wear, but perhaps this is the
    design cycle frequency?
    Tim, May 6, 2005
  2. Tim

    maxpower Guest

    The system is low on r-134. charge and leak test
    Glenn Beasley
    Chrysler Tech
    maxpower, May 6, 2005
  3. Tim

    Steve Guest

    I have a 2004 300m and I was always wondering about a sound I hear when
    idling roughly every 15 seconds. It sounds like something engaging, a belt
    turning. The heater is running, but not the AC it's too cold here. Is this
    the same thing?
    Steve, May 6, 2005
  4. Tim

    David Guest

    A/C wwill engage if your heater is in defrost mode ( It runs to cycle
    moisture out of the car)
    David, May 6, 2005
  5. Whenever the defogger is running, the A/C compressor will cycle. This is
    Daniel J. Stern, May 8, 2005
  6. Could be, depending on ambient temperature conditions -- which at this
    time of year could be anywhere from "cold" to "hot".
    Daniel J. Stern, May 8, 2005
  7. Tim

    Steve Guest

    Cycle time depends on lots of things- outside air temperature, engine
    speed, interior fan speed, etc. 15-20 seconds is not unusual for a
    moderate outside temperature.
    Steve, May 9, 2005
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