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Old 06-13-2013, 10:52 AM   #1
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help ac seized

so i am currently deployed to Afghanistan and of course the deployment monster struck and the ac compressor seized on my wife its a 2007 ford focus zx4 ses 2.0l duratec and i am stationed in Germany and the mechanic is saying that there is metal in the compressor and that the whole ac system has to be replaced thats sounds fishy to me so i am going to have them delete it from the car for 400 euro till i can get it replaced, because we never use it and they want 2000 euro to replace the whole system. any help would be greatly appreciated. i have just never heard that before and it sounds like there trying to just take my money.


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Old 06-13-2013, 05:09 PM   #2
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Moved to "General Technical Chat", best place to get tech. responses.


P.S. - Not an A/C expert myself, but from what I've heard it's not unheard of to need replacement of much of the system when there's major compressor damage. Opinions vary on whether debris can be adequately cleaned to prevent future compressor failure, and at shop labor rates replacement may be cheaper than cleaning. Luck!
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:56 PM   #3
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Once lunched it's pretty much junk, they won't take the time to flush it, rather change all parts. The nature of the A/C beast....................the compressor spreads metal bits everywhere, the restriction that cooling takes place at is only a hole close to 1/16", it clogs instantly with metal going through system and then any new compressor tears up again in five minutes. I watched half-ass-d people re-blow them up all day long (one guy I knew blew up four!) at the parts store. A/C not difficult to work but it is d-mn picky about hospital cleanliness in the system. Don't have it and you are looking at muchos problemos. It's either perfectly clean or borderline destroyed, no in between there.

While mechanics lie all the time, probably not here. A/C has always been like that, even back in the '60s.
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