My AC compressor burned (literally) over a year ago.
I removed the compressor and put in a pulley to take up the belt slack vs buying new belt. My ac system has been open [forgot to tape up hose ends]. My question is this: can I install a new compressor and put a cleaner through the entire system, if needed, and then vac down/add freon and be good to go? AS far as I know, the system worked fine before the 'fire'.....all wiring did not get damaged, just compressor. Do other parts normally need replaced when replacing the compressor? (other than add freon since there is zero in the system) I don't want to put out thou$ands for a dealer new complete system. I will continue to do without AC in my work truck.