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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 11th, 07, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Leaky a/c compressor?

Looking for some help.

Just had my a/c filled - schader valves were leaking.

A/c ran fine for a few days, real cold. Tonight heard heavy hissing dirctly from compressor after driving and car off?

Noticed green dye around the clutch on compressor where hissing was coming from? When I moved the clutch with my hand, got better than worse.

I am assuming the compressor is shot and I lost all the freon?

thoughts?

thanks
JL
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 11th, 07, 09:04 PM
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Re: Leaky a/c compressor?

Front Seal on the compressor , May not be shot they are replaceable
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 07, 07:39 AM
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Re: Leaky a/c compressor?

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Front Seal on the compressor , May not be shot they are replaceable
Yep and AC shop can do it easily. No need to R&R compressor.
No need to buy a repainted compressor from a parts strore either.

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Re: Leaky a/c compressor?

Anybody know if subbing R134 (vs R12) will kill this seal quickly? I've read it will kill o-rings and other components if not converted

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 07, 06:17 AM
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Re: Leaky a/c compressor?

No the seals nor the o-rings will be harmed with R134a.
They will seep slightly more, but an ounce or two a year vs 1/2 oz for R12 is minimal.

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