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It is normal for the compressor to cycle. Do you mean that the compressor is rapidly cycling - as in 5 seconds on and 5 seconds off? If so, that is an indication that the system is low on refrigerant.

The only true way to be certain the system has the correct amount of refrigerant is to recover and weigh the charge. If it is less than 2.0 lbs., the system needs refrigerant.

Kevin
'93 Fleetwood Brougham
'05 Deville
'04 Deville
2013 Silverado Z71

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Last summer my AC wouldn't stay engaged. It turned out to be a loose ground strap, which I suspect was courtesy of my friendly shade tree mechanic :fighting0025: Might be worth checking out, although if it's switching between off and on that does sound somewhat functional, and more like low refrigerant. It's been a bit, but I think I recall getting a low refrigerant message a couple times...

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