First point was a screeching sound from the belt because that 3 seconds while driving, then the engine turn off. I opened up the hood and also smelled other like burned rubber, and tiny fragments that black product are visible which ns assume it can only come native the belt. Yet thankfully the belt is okay (and it allowed me to journey 1000 kilometres after the incident and counting).

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Now, the car and the engine and everything is fully fine, yet as shortly as press the ac switch the engine turns off. So I'm said the compressor has actually jammed/locked.

Can the AC be repaired at all? Or perform I need to buy a new (or supplied working) one?

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More than likely you'll just acquire a brand-new one. Discover a shop that faces A/C work and have them perform the job. With have to evacuate and charge the device it's no a DIY thing.


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Couldn't they overhaul a compressor though?


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Time because that a new compressor. This isn't an at residence job unfortunately. The refrigerant has to be recovered native the system then the compressor, dryer and also expansion an equipment should it is in replaced and also the device flushed. Then it gets vacuumed to remove any type of air in the lines then recharged by weight.

When the old compressor dies it sends out shrapnel under the lines and also that needs to be purged out or it will clog the screen on the expansion device making the device fail again.

Usually you'll discover the finest pricing at a devoted a/c shop. Permit them administer the components so the you will have a full warranty top top the system.


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I don't live in the united state so ns don't have actually the luxury of handling honest and certified mechanics and also thats why I'm posting here. In any case this is not a task I feeling confident to do.

I understand that I need to replace the receiver/dryer, do I need to replace the parallel flow condenser?

According to this:

http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=1961904&jsn=268&jsn=268

I need to "because you can't clean it". That's one of the alternatives I have in psychic BTW if I have to replace it, it's cheap.

Would you likewise please comment on this compressor:

http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=6126663&jsn=238&jsn=238

I have never heard the GPD, the price is a 4 minutes 1 of the OEM price or also less. I have that one right currently in my cart yet I'm contempt hesitant. Ns live in a very hot climate if the affects anything.


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If you don't care around losing your AC, you can just usage a bypass pulley.


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my van is going with the same thing. Possibilities are the clutch bearing ? is fried. You might not have to replace the totality unit. And if there is just one belt native the crank to the compressor pully. Simply snip it turn off snd you have the right to still journey your automobile untill you can gain it fixed.

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The auto runs well as long as the compressor is no involved/turned on. I'm hoping that method the clutch is okay.


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