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Old 08-10-2013, 04:58 AM
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Default AC dont work! Need Help!

My AC do not work at all. At first it was working when driving but not when idling. I found out my condenser fan was out. After a while of driving like, the ac don't work at all now. The compressor started make had made a squeal noise and ever since than the ac don't blow cold at all. I believe my ac compressor is bad also now. I looked at the compressor and it seem to look like a black ring on the belt roller is shredded. I'm not sure if its the clutch or compressor gone bad. Im trying to fix this the cheapest way I can. I can do all the labor work myself. Should I take the compressor to get rebuilt, buy a new one, or is it simple to rebuild myself. Please help! Its too hot outside
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:42 PM
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Not much on cars today is rebuilt or rebuildable. With low productions cost driving down the cost of complete replacement parts and cost of rebuilding labor raising, it's safer/cost efficient to just replace it. The squeal could be either the clutch going out or belt squealing/slipping because of the compressor locking up I didn't hear it so I can't discern between the two.
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:46 AM
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yeah you can probably fix it yourself (i dont recommend it), but you will need to have a professional shop vacuum the system and charge it afterwards.
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