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I recently recharged my a/c after not having it for several years.  It works fine; but I noticed the compressor stays on all the time.  My qustionn for u is...is this a normal thing with this type of car?  The hi/low fans work. The pressure is about 50 on low side. I used to be a mechanic many years ago and remember the ac clutch would cycle on/off with cooling fan.  Other than that basic question it works fine.   Thnks...steve

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Hi Stephen,
On simple AC setting the compressor will cycle depending upon the temperature setting you have chosen so it would not run constantly. On 'defrost' setting I believe that it will operate the compressor continuously with stopping. So see if that is the reason.
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