air conditioning compresser


gabriel

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Mar 12, 2014
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changing bad compressor and where to obtain a correct match
 

Specracer

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Art138

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Try NorthwoodGT......
 

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Nafod

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Anyone know if this part is GT specific?
 

nota4re

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Yes, it is GT-specific. The part number is in the Ebay link I posted. OP - how have you diagnosed a bad compressor? (Just curious as we rarely have them go bad.)
 

JOEA2

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Mine went due to a Seal leak.

Joe
 

33Bravo

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I spent more than that for a compressor for my daughters 2010 Nissan Rogue..
 

2112

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I spent more than that for a compressor for my daughters 2010 Nissan Rogue..
No kidding, I would have guessed 4 times that amount.
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gabriel

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Mar 12, 2014
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ford dealer said it was bad not enough use. is it hard to get at from bottom i suppose? what else would i have to change?dryer. thanks
 

nota4re

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ford dealer said it was bad not enough use. is it hard to get at from bottom i suppose? what else would i have to change?dryer. thanks
I would NOT trust the Ford dealer. PLEASE do yourself a favor and get another opinion. It is RARE that a compressor would fail. ALL compressors have safeguards to protect themselves - chief among them is a pressure switch. If there's not enough refrigerant, the compressor will not even cycle on. I'd bet money that your compressor is fine.
 

JOEA2

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They haven't figured out how to keep Seals from leaking. They used to say to run the A/C for a few minutes a Month to lube the Seals. I paid $613 for a Compressor.

Joe
 

darkostoj

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How much does it cost to have one rebuilt? It's always nice having the original parts on the car.
 

GT@50

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The A/C cycles with the defroster too so no need to freeze if you're up North.
 

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Running A/C with heat not only makes your windows defrost faster, and more completely, it also keeps your cabin drier in the winter.
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nota4re

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They haven't figured out how to keep Seals from leaking.
While cars that are not exercised routinely may experience an AC pressure drop over a period of years, this is typically not harmful at all to compressors. ALL AC systems employ a simple pressure switch and if the pressure drops too low, the compressor simply will not cycle on. We've serviced DOZENS of GT with a low AC charge and charging them and reminding owners to operate them routinely usually does the trick. In 1 out of 10 cars we will end up replacing the o-rings where the lines attach to the compressor - then all is good. Failed compressors are, thankfully, very rare (in our experience).
 

MAD IN NC

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Vintage Air designed the AC system I thought. Might be wrong... but if they did is it their compressor?
 

soroush

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I took a compressor apart a while back, it is really easy to replace the seal if you can find one that is. its a flat metal looking seal, i ended up replacing my compressor only because I had already ordered one before taking apart this one. once the old one came out curiosity got the better of me so i just completely took it apart to see what makes it tick.. its really simple in there... dont lose the ball bearings.
 

TO AWSUM

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gabriel, listen to nota4re who is a FGT mechanic, he knows what he is talking about. Anyway what harm would it be to get a second opinion as he suggested?