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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2005 Mercury Montego Question: The a/c compressor is leaking oil.
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
Replybuddy471, April 26, 2013, 11:26Rookie
Thanks. Do I need to replace the compressor or rebuild it?
ReplyHal..., April 26, 2013, 12:42Master
Sorry Buddy, you'll need a new/remanufactured unit.
Answer #2ebans777 April 26, 2013, 11:10Master
seek to diagnose it before your compressor dries out bring it to a shop
Replybuddy471, April 26, 2013, 11:55Rookie
Can I add PAG oil to compressor as a precaution?
Answer #3Prestige Auto Works (199 Answers) , Sacramento, CA - (916) 550-9579Prestige Auto Works April 26, 2013, 12:35Journeyman
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.
repl entire system so you can get a warranty. seek an est
Replybuddy471, April 29, 2013, 14:18Rookie
Can I do additional damage to the car other than burning out the compressor?