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Bad Compressor?

mhfd112 on Sun August 26, 2007 9:44 PM User is offline

Year: 1987
Make: Ford
Model: Taurus
Engine Size: 3.0
Refrigerant Type: R134a
Ambient Temp: 95
Pressure Low: 40
Pressure High: 85

This car had little cooling. Low side sweating all the way back to the compressor. I added about half a can of freon and the High side wouldn't budge so I quit. There was a ticking noise that sound like it was coming from the compressor. Owner says previous owner had it converted. He said $1200 was spent on the conversion.

Edited: Sun August 26, 2007 at 9:51 PM by mhfd112

Chick on Sun August 26, 2007 9:56 PM User is offlineView users profile

If the suction line from the firewall to the compressor is coild, I think you have a problem with your gauges and it's undercharged..But try pressing down on the connections and see if the high side comes up. The fact that you are getting some cooling means it's pumping more than 85psi on the high side...May have to recover, check the O tube and recharge..If no dye is in the system, add some when you recharge..Hope this helps.

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