Originally Posted by jtthirdeye
whenever i try to run my a/c, i can hear the a/c unit trying to engage, then it kicks right back out. it keeps trying this nonstop until i turn it off. it will still blow halfway cold air through the vents, though i'm not going to run it like this waiting for it to explode. can anyone else back me up on my assumption that the a/c compressor is shot?
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Your compressor is not shot. You're simply low on freon. The compressor engaging and disengaging is simply a fail safe so the compressor doesn't get shot.