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Leaky compressor. Common?

D.T. on Sat June 21, 2008 10:37 PM User is offline

Year: 1997
Make: GMC
Model: Jimmy
Engine Size: 4.3
Refrigerant Type: 134a
Pressure Low: LOW

I recently added R134 to my Jimmy to get the AC to work, but it just kept leaking out. So I found some oil leaking around the center seam on the compressor, and verified the leak with soap solution.

I plan to replace the compressor. Is this a common problem? Any way to repair the compressor? Is there a seal kit available?

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Chick on Sat June 21, 2008 11:34 PM User is offlineView users profile

yES, YOU HAVE AN ht6 bELLY LEAKER AS THE BELOW PIC INDICATES. dON;T EVEN WASTE YOUR TIME ON IT. i HAVE A 97 WITH THE SAME PROBLEM AND BOUGHT THE sELTEC CLONE REPLACEMENT.. hAS BEEN WORKING GREAT for TWO YEARS NOW.
Opps, sorry for the caps... Getting tired..


Seltec clone



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Chick on Sat June 21, 2008 11:36 PM User is offlineView users profile

Check out Ackits,com for prices, you'll see that the seltec and sanden clones are much cheaper new than GM remans...Hope this helps..

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Freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose

mhfd112 on Sun June 22, 2008 8:15 AM User is offline

I have fixed several friends ac systems with clones from Ackits. Haven't had any come back yet. Getting ready to do an S-10 this morning.

D.T. on Sun June 22, 2008 10:13 AM User is offline

Thanks guys. This site is GREAT!

Any leads on where I can get a good price on a automotive vacuum pump?

I found a used compressor on ebay for $30 and a whole kit for $130.00.

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Too many questions, not enough answers....

Chick on Mon June 23, 2008 6:19 AM User is offlineView users profile

Check out these quality vacuum pumps by Mastercool. Why in the world would you throw away $30.00 plus shipping for a used compressor you know nothing about, and probably prone to the same problems yours suffered? But, it's your time and labor..Anyway, do it right and you'll do it once.. Good luck

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Freedoms just another word for nothing left to lose

D.T. on Mon June 23, 2008 6:26 PM User is offline

If I lose the auction, which kit do you recommend exactly? Do you think I really need a new accumulator and orifice?

Which CFM pump do you recommend for auto and for HVAC up to 20 tons?

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