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2003 Ford Escape Question: How hard is it to change the ac compressor? It locked up

 

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Coolwater, 3.0L V6, Potwin, KS, May 16, 2014, 11:38
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Ac compressor started making noice then would quit , now it's locked
Up tight smoking the s belt. How do you replace it, anything special
I should know ?

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    ProfessorG May 16, 2014, 12:19
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    Is it smoking with the compressor off, it could be the pulley bearing and not the compressor.

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    Coolwater, May 16, 2014, 14:59
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    Don't know for sure, she did tell me 2 days before
    That the ac quit working leading me to think
    Compressor died, what/ which/ where pulley bearing you think?

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    ProfessorG, May 16, 2014, 16:53
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    Just trying to see if the belt smokes with the ac off then the pulley bearing would be the problem and if the compressor is locked then the whe thing needs replaced. Flushing the condenser would also have to be done.

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    Coolwater, May 16, 2014, 18:00
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    Ok thanks, I'll check it out, never flushed a condenser
    How do you do it, special equiptment?. Thought
    If changing compressor then have it serviced.

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    ProfessorG, May 16, 2014, 18:28
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    A lot more to it if you want a warranty.

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    Coolwater, May 18, 2014, 17:05
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    Ok it was the compressor clutch went bad
    Changed clutch but still won't kick in, added freon
    Found one 15 fuze blown, tested input to the
    Clutch no voltage, checked relays, fuzes, inside
    An outside boxes, what to do next? What did
    I forget?

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    ProfessorG, May 18, 2014, 17:29
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    Did you change the magnet for the clutch as well.

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    Coolwater, May 18, 2014, 17:37
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    Bought the whole clutch, from o relley, had a front plate
    Bolts on, mag ring held on by c clip,with plug on back
    Put meter on plug to clutch showed no volts

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    ProfessorG, May 18, 2014, 17:39
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    Will the hub turn the compressor, will to spin by hand. The hub not the pulley.

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    Coolwater, May 18, 2014, 17:44
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    Yes, I can turn it

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    ProfessorG, May 18, 2014, 18:29
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    Check fuse #9 3amp in central junction box, below left end of dash. Then fuse #17 15amp in engine junction box. Check the pressure switches. The computer engages the relay if the pressure switches are in proper order, with the temp sensor signal. Relay may be burned.

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    Coolwater, May 19, 2014, 14:14
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    I checked the relays, replaced one fuze, how
    Do you check the other presure sensors?
    Could it be the dash switch gone bad?
    Something is not letting power get to the clutch
    To engage?

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