System Mounted Cycling Pressure Switch
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Factory Air System Mounted Cycling Pressure Switch

Part No. 36486 Warranty Details  

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  • Contains gaskets, o-rings, or seals to properly replace the product
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  • Zinc coated to resist corrosion
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Function:System Mounted Cycling Pressure Switch

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Factory AirSystem Mounted Cycling Pressure Switch
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to install (4)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Replacement (3)

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5.0

Good Product, would buy again

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from Saluda, SC

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Pros

  • Easy To Install

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving

    Comments about Factory Air System Mounted Cycling Pressure Switch:

    OEM fit and operation, comes with new o-ring

     
    4.0

    Just the right part

    By 

    from Steele,Al

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    Comments about Factory Air System Mounted Cycling Pressure Switch:

    Fit just right

     
    5.0

    Easy to install

    By 

    from Lords Valley, PA

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    3 or more reviews submitted

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Factory Air System Mounted Cycling Pressure Switch:

      I installed this in a '97 Mercury Tracer (Ford Escort) wagon. The A/C is noticeably colder, and compressor engagement is quicker. Be sure to check the air-gap on your compressor clutch as well with a feeler gauge. Bring a sweater or light jacket with you as the A/C will freeze you out! If you can remove a valve stem cap to put air in your tires, you can handle swapping out this part lol. The hardest part was finding a store that had it in stock, I live in PA and drove to NJ as that was the closest store that had one on the shelf as I needed it that day and couldn't wait.

      (6 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Replacement AC Low pressure switch

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      from Evansville,IN

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      Pros

      • Better price than OEM
      • Came with required O ring
      • Easy To Install

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday Driving
        • Replacement

        Comments about Factory Air System Mounted Cycling Pressure Switch:

        AC refused to get below mid-50's,when usually 35/40 degree air came out. On the advice of Ranger Forum,I replaced low pressure switch and now back to the low 40's/mid 30's! Cheaper fix than I was expecting!

        (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great price & easy to get.

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        from huntsville al.

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        Comments about Factory Air System Mounted Cycling Pressure Switch:

        It was easy for me to get this part, it was in stock at the location, I did not have to wait and pay shipping charges (which would have been excessive)the price with te discount was great.
        I am very happy with the experience, I will use this service again as the need arises.

        (23 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Works great!

        By 

        from Ohio

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        Pros

        • Easy To Install

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Replacement

          Comments about Factory Air System Mounted Cycling Pressure Switch:

          Same part that car came new with.

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          19 Questions | 22 Answers
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          • Q:

            where it's located the ac compressor cycling switch on a 2000 Lincoln navigator ?
            Asked on 7/6/2016 by jl rodvila from Davie, Fla

            1 answer

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              A:

              Hi Jl rodvila, I'm happy to help you! This Factory Air System Mounted Cycling Pressure Switch - Part No. 36486 is on the top of the accumulator. It will be located directly on the top of the unit.

              Answered on 7/7/2016 by Solomon from AAP
          • Q:

            when putting in low pressure switch do you have to take out old refrigerant
            Asked on 7/3/2016 by none from smithtown

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              A:

              Yes, Customer, when replacing the pressure switch you will need to remove the refrigerant in the system first. Take note that it is not recommended to release the refrigerant into the air since it contributes to greenhouse gases. Attach the recovery machine's hoses to the car's air conditioning ports. There is a low-pressure port and a high-pressure port. To find the low-pressure port, follow the larger hose coming from the compressor, to the accumulator near the firewall. To find the high-pressure port, follow the smaller hose from the back of the compressor. It is found between the condenser and the radiator. Turn on the machine, until it removes all of the refrigerant. There is a gauge that will tell you how much refrigerant there is left.

              Answered on 7/8/2016 by Steve from AAP
          • Q:

            Where is the cycling switch located on a 1999 Mazda B3000 pickup
            Asked on 9/4/2015 by JT from VA

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              A:

              Happy to assist you with your question JT! The AC cycling switch is located near the AC service in the same line and would be near the receiver/drier.

              Answered on 9/7/2015 by Panda from AAP
          • Q:

            On my 1999 ford ranger the A/C compressor cycles all the time even the A/C is off. When turned on it blows cold air,It will only turn on at low RPM's and than will stay on. If I turn it on at higher RPM's It won't come on,i have to slow down in order to get to work. Could this switch be the problem ? Thanks
            Asked on 12/5/2012 by joejoecat from Pa

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              A:

              Sorry, without the presence of your vehicle we would not be able to properly diagnose it nor provide you with a 100% answer. We would suggest that you take your vehicle to a certified mechanic for further diagnosis. For further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and one of our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

              Answered on 12/6/2012 by Steve from AAP
          • Q:

            2003 Ranger 4 cyl.
            Is this the low pressure side switch?
            Asked on 7/31/2012 by Brian from Lincolnton Ga

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              A:

              This Factory Air Switch – part# 36486 is the system mounted clutch cycling pressure switch and is an exact fit for your 2003 Ford Ranger. For any further assistance, please visit your nearest Advance Auto store or call us directly at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and one of our representatives there would be more than happy to assist you.

              Answered on 7/31/2012 by Vincent from AAP
          • Q:

            I have a 2002 Ford Escape V6 4x4, the AC system never turns on, clutch never attempts to spin, compressor never kicks on,and voltage is present throughout, might this switch be my problem? Any suggestions?
            Asked on 7/4/2012 by soundsmith904 from Manassas, Va

            1 answer

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              A:

              The A/C Clutch Cycle Switch may be the possible cause of the problem. However, I would suggest taking your vehicle to a certified mechanic for a proper diagnosis before buying and having parts installed that may not (solve/be) the problem.

              Answered on 7/5/2012 by Vincent from AAP
          • Q:

            wHERE IS THE SWITCH LOCATED ON 2000 F150 5.4L ENGINE
            Asked on 5/19/2012 by Anonymous from massillon,OH

            1 answer

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              A:

              The AC clutch cycling switch in 2000 Ford F150 5.4L Engine is located on the side of the accumulator. For any further assistance please feel free to call 1-877-238-2623 and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

              Answered on 5/21/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
          • Q:

            WHEN YOU CHANGE THE A/C CLUTCH DO YOU HAVE TO CHANGE THE CLUTCH CONTROL SWITH
            Asked on 8/28/2011 by tone from cleveland,oh

            1 answer

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              A:

              Using a 12-volt test light, you can check if the relay is functioning correctly. If the relay is not sending power to the A/C compressor, you will then need to replace it along with the clutch.

              Answered on 8/29/2011 by Auto Part-er Andy from AAP
          • Q:

            I have a 1998 ford rangerxlt,2.5 sohc, does the ac system have two cycling swithes for the system high and low and are they diferent
            Asked on 8/27/2011 by Anonymous

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              A:

              Typically automotive A/C systems use two different types of clutch cycling switches. They are the TEMPERATURE CYCLING SWITCH and the PRESSURE CYCLING SWITCH, and they are different, although they both perform the same function.

              Answered on 8/31/2011 by Aaron from AAP
          • Q:

            is there a high & low pressure switch 97 ford explorer factory ac 4.0 6cyl my problem is ac works great except on hwy driving 60-75 mph it will stop cooling
            Asked on 6/17/2011 by larry from augusta ga

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              A:

              Yes, you have a high and low pressure switch in your vehicle. The switch must be your problem.

              Answered on 6/24/2011 by Vincent from AAP
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