Geo Tracker Ac Clutch
Common Problems Encountered With the Geo Tracker A/C Clutch
The main responsibility of your Geo Tracker's AC clutch is to provide power to your vehicle's AC compressor. The AC compressor sends refrigerant to the evaporator to get condensed and cooled by the radiator before it enters into the car's passenger compartment through the air conditioning vents. If the AC clutch or any other component in your car's cooling system fails, the compressor will not work properly and cool air cannot be produced. To avoid any inconvenience that a faulty AC clutch could cause you and your passengers, it would be best to take note of the common symptoms of a failing AC clutch so that you can fix the problems as soon as you spot them.
The AC clutch of your vehicle is an electromagnetic device that powers the compressor. It has a tendency to malfunction if the wire windings in your clutch's coil overheat, melt, or break. This problem will stop the clutch from engaging the compressor to the engine even when it's turned on. Old age is the most common cause of this problem but it can also be blamed on an overheating engine. An overheating engine can make pressure in the system rise and cause difficulties in the operation process of the compressor.
If the electrical charge that your clutch is receiving from the battery is not strong enough, this can result to unpredictable temperatures inside your passenger compartment. An AC clutch that doesn't have enough electrical charge will fail to trigger the compressor and you will notice that your Geo Tracker blows cool and warm air on and off inside the cabin. Sporadic temperatures inside the cabin can also be caused by an obstruction in the orifice tube near the evaporator. This obstruction occurs when moisture gets into your system and develops ice.
Clutch that does not disengage
Your Geo Tracker's AC clutch engages and disengages by the low-pressure switch's command. If your clutch remains permanently engaged and cannot be disengaged, there could be a problem with the low-pressure switch. A failing switch will not be able to measure pressure. As a result, it will leave your AC clutch engaged the entire time.