I drive a 2010 Ford Focus that blows warm air at full A/C. Today I purchased a A/C recharge kit, and attempted to recharge the A/C. Initially, when I attached the recharge kit (car running, A/C on full blast, doors open) I showed no pressure. I tried squeezing a little freon in (one quick pull of the trigger), and pressure jumped quickly to the green. Surprised, I tapped the trigger quickly once more, and saw the pressure rise again, to the high end of the green. Then the engine died. When I restarted the car, w/o A/C, it would run, until the moment I turned on A/C, which would stall the engine. So, I went out and released some pressure using the hose attachment. When I did, the car would run with A/C on, but no cold air.
Throughout the whole ordeal, it didn't look like the compressor ever engaged (belts spinning, but clutch never activated). So, I'm curious what caused the car to stall, and how I can fix the problem. Sounds like a compressor issue. Is there something I can do in my driveway to fix this? Or do I need to involve a professional?