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2005 Mercury Montego Question: The a/c compressor is leaking oil.

 

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buddy471, Concord, CA, April 26, 2013, 07:53
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Notices oil is leaking under car. Cleaned oil off of all areas where it was wet with oil. Revisited the same area next day and noticed oil on the bottom of compressor on the seem. Will this leak eventually burn out the compressor and how do I fix this problem?

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    Hal... (see my shops), April 26, 2013, 08:07
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    Without the PAG oil your A/C system will fail so you must replace the compressor now. This is an expensive repair at $800.00

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    buddy471, April 26, 2013, 08:26
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    Thanks. Do I need to replace the compressor or rebuild it?

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    Hal..., April 26, 2013, 09:42
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    Sorry Buddy, you'll need a new/remanufactured unit.

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    ebans777 April 26, 2013, 08:10
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    seek to diagnose it before your compressor dries out bring it to a shop

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    buddy471, April 26, 2013, 08:55
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    Can I add PAG oil to compressor as a precaution?

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    Prestige Auto Works (171 Answers) , Sacramento, CA - (916) 550-9579
    Prestige Auto Works April 26, 2013, 09:35
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    You're probably looking at about $1200-1400 in parts, labor and taxes to repair your a/c system with a new compressor with clutch and drier. If you have the incorrect amount of oil in the system it will not work either. It's best to take it to an A/C specialist who has the proper equipment to diagnose and repair your vehicle. With a special machine they can check for leaks, vacuum the system and recharge it properly.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13401 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper April 26, 2013, 13:06
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    repl entire system so you can get a warranty. seek an est

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    buddy471, April 29, 2013, 11:18
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    Can I do additional damage to the car other than burning out the compressor?

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