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Air Conditioning Took A Crap!

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    Air Conditioning Took A Crap!

    So my air quit working, the compressor started making weird noises like crunching noises so I took my car to a shop and they said that i have metal shaving in my compressor and lines, so long story short, I need to spend 1,200 dollars on a new system. Now even when i try and turn my A/C on my clutch for A/C doesnt engage. Any of you guys want to help me out here and sell me a compressor/ whole system because i know alot of you delete the A/C for HP increase and for the fact that you really dont need it. Thanks

    - Robert

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    You can buy a compressor for a lot less than that. You'll have to flush out the whole system to ensure that no metal shavings remain or you'll simply trash the replacement.

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    Had this happen to me on my 96 FB.


    I had to get a new compressor, dryer, inline filter, 2 ac hoses, and had to have the core flushed.

    I removed all the components except the core, had a shop do a flush for me, drove back home and installed all the new stuff.

    I had the shop vacuum any moisture and fill it. Only reason why is because after getting all new parts I didn't want them going to shit because of a moisture build up.

    For those that don't know why moisture in the system is very bad this is why - H20 when it gets colder it turns into a liquid first then freezes to ice, all while expanding. H2O doesn't condense as it cools it expands.



    After all was done I saved about $600-$700 10 yrs ago. back them they wanted about $1500 to do it all.


    It's not hard to do, only PITA was going back and forth to get the system flushed then serviced.

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