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do you mean the compressor switches on but you don't get any cooling in the car?
 

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Was told it has freon it just not reaching the compressor..like something's blocking it from getting there.
 

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Two things come to mind...but a blockage is usually related to the expansion valve located at the firewall. The problem is that the blockage is usually caused by little bits of shrapnel that came from your previously working compressor... If that's the case, you have a big $ repair on your hands, as many things now need flushing and replacing.
 

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The 'fault' is too simplistically described. It is impossible per se for freon to not get into the compressor, the system is double ended.

Five words on a/c are not enough to even begin to guess at what is wrong there.

Besides that, the AMOUNT of freon in psi is not mentioned, if not enough in it then the system doesn't even come on. So simply saying it has freon is not enough to judge the problem.
 

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Here's what was told to me..after being on a diagnostic machine for maybe 30 minutes the mechanic couldn't fine the problem..says it has freon in it just not going where it needs to go.
 

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If someone here is lucky enough to make an educated guess as to what is wrong with your A/C, are you mechanically capable of repairing/replacing what is wrong and evacuate and recharge the system to get the system operating again?

If not, I recommend you take it to a dealer or a shop that specializes in A/C repair. Otherwise, you will be throwing money at the problem.
 

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It takes all of 30 seconds to tell if enough freon is there to turn the system on. Mech needs a gauge to do it.

Find another mech, you can tell in seconds where the freon is using the normal dual gauge setup too.

Beyond that, it is typical of techs to talk in very vague terms to keep the car owner in suspense and to easily bump the charges up. Next he will be telling you the compressor is dead and it needs changing which is how they screw up so many cars. Possible but highly unlikely, 80% of the compressors changed had nothing wrong with them, I used to sell them.

If you paid a diagnostic fee for such an unclear answer you have already been ripped off.
 

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Either the system is out of Freon (put a gauge on it), or the clutch is not engaging (easy to check, you can hear it), or the pressure sensor is nonfunctional. These are all very easy to check.
 
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