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Old 04-04-2010, 10:53 PM
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I have a 2001 Ram with the 360ci motor. Last year the a/c stopped working while sitting at red lights. So i would check the water and it would be a little low. So I would fill the water up and the a/c would work good for about 3-4 months and the water would be low again.

Now this year it worked good till last week ands it shut off on me. I stopped and filled the water up(about 3/4 of a gallon). It does not work all the time now. The compressor wont come on all the time. When it does it kicks butt and is very cold for about 5-10 minutes then it hot again. I have watched my temperature gauge and it doesnt matter if its hot or cold( no certain pattern) for when it runs.

Does the truck have a sensor on the radiator that the a/c uses so it doesnt overheat?

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks Eddie
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The AC condenser sits right next to the radiator. If the radiator gets too hot, condenser can't liquefy the refridgerant>little or no expansion of refridgerant in evaporator>no cold air. First and foremost, find the leak in your cooling system, before you really overheat and have bigger problems. I've worked on my AC's before, but not on the Dodge. Someone else can weigh in on the AC diagnosis, but IMO, you really need to find that leak first. Good luck.
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I agree with that. Fix the obvious problem first. I suspect your refigerant level is also low. You could also have a plugged oriface tube, bad pressure switches or a faulty compressor.
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It has never overheated, it stays at about 200 degrees. It just needs about a gallon of water every 3-4 months.
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It has never overheated, it stays at about 200 degrees. It just needs about a gallon of water every 3-4 months.
That's good to know, but you really shouldn't be losing any. If it's been going on for a while, check your core plugs. I've lost 1 motor to an overheat, so maybe I'm a little more sensitive to coolant leaks. Good luck.
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