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Does this sound right?

baroth1 on Tue January 29, 2008 7:30 PM User is offline

Year: 1996
Make: Plymouth
Model: Grand Voyater
Engine Size: 3.3
Refrigerant Type: ?

Earlier this year I had the evaporator and the compressor replaced on my van, now a hose has gone bad. Right now I don't have the money to replace the hose. The mechanic that did the prior work pulled the fuse on the ac and assured me that there won't be any damage to the compressor or evaporator if I wait a couple of months to have the hose replaced.

If this isn't right, I'll go ahead and put the repair on a credit card, but I really would rather not. BUT, I don't want to end up spending more money later, especially since the first repair to the system cost me $1600.


BARoth in NW OH

B A Roth in NW Ohio

Chick on Tue January 29, 2008 7:45 PM User is offlineView users profile

Unplugging the compressor insures that it doesn't turn on, and with a leak, you could ruin the compressor since the refrigerant carries the oil to lube the compressor. They have to run with a full charge of oil and refrigerant...By unplugging it, the compressor pulley is all that turns. and No damage can occur to the insides of the compressor...Hope this helps explain it for you...

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NickD on Wed January 30, 2008 8:17 AM User is offline

Also not good to drive around with an open system that I assume you have if a hose is shot where moisture can get in, do you drive in road salt conditions? That is really bad on an open system.

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