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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2003 Ford Escape Question: How hard is it to change the ac compressor? It locked up
Answer #1G. T. Service Center (4231 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236ProfessorG May 16, 2014, 12:19Master
Is it smoking with the compressor off, it could be the pulley bearing and not the compressor.
ReplyCoolwater, May 16, 2014, 14:59Rookie
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?
ReplyProfessorG, May 16, 2014, 16:53Master
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.
ReplyCoolwater, May 16, 2014, 18:00Rookie
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.
ReplyProfessorG, May 16, 2014, 18:28Master
A lot more to it if you want a warranty.
ReplyCoolwater, May 18, 2014, 17:05Rookie
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
ReplyProfessorG, May 18, 2014, 17:29Master
Did you change the magnet for the clutch as well.
ReplyCoolwater, May 18, 2014, 17:37Rookie
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
ReplyProfessorG, May 18, 2014, 17:39Master
Will the hub turn the compressor, will to spin by hand. The hub not the pulley.
ReplyCoolwater, May 18, 2014, 17:44Rookie
Yes, I can turn it
ReplyProfessorG, May 18, 2014, 18:29Master
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.
ReplyCoolwater, May 19, 2014, 14:14Rookie
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