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Old 07-23-2011, 05:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Replacing A/C compressor

I need to replace the compressor on my 04 f250, anyone have a link to a walk through to make it a little easier, I did a search but couldn't come up with much besides the fact that it is a pain in the butt to do.
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Unless you have all the right equipment and gauges, I wouldn't bother doing it yourself. The proper way to do it is to recover all the refrigerant, and then remove the compressor. Flush the system to remove any contaminants or metal from the compressor failing. Replace the drier/reciever and orifice tube, Then Evacuate the sytem ( pull a vacum) to remove any moisture. Then Charge with nitrogen to test for leaks and if none then remove nitrogen and charge with R134a...

You will need a good vacum pump and a set of manifold gauges at least. I suppose if all the refrigerant was "gone" when you started taking the lines off the compressor, then you wouldn't have to recover the stuff. FLUSH is very important if the internals of the compressor failed as it will spread metal shavings everywhere. Drier/reciever change is normaly a requirement for compressor warranty.
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In addition to what was posted already you will find the bolts may not come out far enough without loosening RH engine mount from frame and jacking engine up a bit. Direct mount components reduce noise-vibration-harness but they increase PITA a fair amount.
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Hmm well I might just say forget it and deal with it next spring, summer is almost over and I can deal with the heat for a little while lol. Thanks for the info guys.
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If your compressor failed internally you should replaced the condensor, as it cannot be flush very well.
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Hmm well I might just say forget it and deal with it next spring, summer is almost over and I can deal with the heat for a little while lol. Thanks for the info guys.
If your gonna wait, then I would take the connection off the clutch. That way this winter when you put the defrost on, it doesn't engage the compressor.
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If your gonna wait, then I would take the connection off the clutch. That way this winter when you put the defrost on, it doesn't engage the compressor.
Ok thanks a ton for the info.
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