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david80111 on Mon August 04, 2008 3:36 PM User is offline

Year: 1991
Make: Toyota
Model: Pickup
Engine Size: 2.4L
Refrigerant Type: R134

I have an A/C Kits system on my truck, put it in a couple of summers ago. Well, the compressor seems to be dying. I can hear it running when it cycles on, although it's still cold enough at the moment. But I assume that I'm getting black death. Bummer, since I only have about 15,000 miles on the system and it's right in the middle of a string of very hot days. Just my luck.

Anyway, I assume that I will need a compressor and condenser (what a PITA to get in and out) at minimum, maybe some other stuff, right? I put the system in myself, but had it evacuated and charged at a local shop. But since I don't want to be out of A/C now that I'm spoiled, are there shops here in Denver that can get the parts for my system? The couple I've called say they only work on OEM systems when I tell them I have a Seltec compressor.

Edited: Mon August 04, 2008 at 3:37 PM by david80111

TRB on Mon August 04, 2008 4:16 PM User is offlineView users profile

What's the zip code you in?

That compressor is a breeze to get in and out! No black death with the Seltec unless you run it completely dry of oil.

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iceman2555 on Mon August 04, 2008 4:28 PM User is offlineView users profile

Not sure where or what the problem is...but the assumption that a 'black death' issue exist is not valid. The description is a noisy compressor during operation. Normally a noisy compressor is a issue with lubricant. The flow of lubricant within the system/compressor is completely controlled by the amount of refrigerant within the system. A suggestion would be get the system recovered, evac'd and recharged. This would void one variable concerning performance....the amount of refrigerant within the system. If the system is truly low on refrigerant, this will bring the system back to spec and once more insure good lubricant flow to the compressor. It is quite possible that the compressor could operate with many more miles....abeit a bit noisy...but still operational....perhaps get you thru the summer months.
However, all in all, the system must be properly recharged during all operational periods to insure complete lubricant flow.
All in all, Seltec compressor are good units. The problem being encountered has a root cause and this root cause should be determined.

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david80111 on Tue August 05, 2008 7:48 AM User is offline

My ZIP is 80210.

Thanks guys, just reading about A/C troubleshooting and thought the worst. So I will find an A/C shop to flush and recharge the system and see what happens. That is certainly the first step.

TRB on Tue August 05, 2008 10:15 AM User is offlineView users profile

Try Max-Air in Northglenn.

303.452.4543

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