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93 Si: AC fail, compressor is ok, so... 0_o

My 93 Si is new to me. It has an R134 and the AC doesn't work. My dummy AC kit (which only checks one tube from the compressor) said that the level was appropriate. We figured out that there was an electrical issue and if I jimmy power from the battery to the Compressor it turns over properly.

HOWEVER once we got it turning it took like 30 seconds for the freon to overheat and my compressor did it's best reenactment of the little girl from the exorcist, showering the under hood with boiled freon.

Lets ignore the electrical issue to the compressor which I hopefully can figure out. Why wouldn't the freon be getting cooled off again? Bad condenser? What pulls the freon through the whole system, is it just the compressor? Anyhow, anyone with any ideas I would love some help. If you feel I missed something PLEASE let me know, I am new to the site and not a very experienced mechanic.

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Re: 93 Si: AC fail, compressor is ok, so... 0_o

Is there enough freon in the system? The pressure switch will prevent the compressor clutch from engaging if the system is to low or full.
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Re: 93 Si: AC fail, compressor is ok, so... 0_o

During testing I actually overcharged it a bit by accident. But prior to it spraying freon everywhere the pressure was perfect. That being said I am only able to test one line I believe. Once I jimmied power from the battery the AC worked fine for about 30 seconds, then sprayed boiling freon everywhere.
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Re: 93 Si: AC fail, compressor is ok, so... 0_o

@ Sean1121 BTW thank you for answering I was ready to give up. Which would suck cause I live in Salt Lake City UT and we tickle 100f a lot in the summer.
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